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Old 03-12-2018, 04:27 AM
Bgill Bgill is offline
 
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Small diameter “O” rings - (thicker ones) work very well. Most hardware stores carry as well.
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Old 03-12-2018, 04:39 AM
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I used the rubber washer off a tek screw
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Old 03-12-2018, 05:05 AM
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I can see that washers would work well in some locations but I have built eleven aircraft without them. If the parts do not fit well together then perhaps you should adjust the flange or change the order of riveting. The parts, especially on the 14, should line up so that the use of rubber washers is not required
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:21 AM
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I used @ 1/8" thick orange silicone baffling sheet cut into very small squares with an appropriately sized rivet hole punched in the middle -- worked great in compressing the aluminum parts together while squeezing or riveting.
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:21 AM
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I had a snag from the inspector on a gap between a stab rib and spar. Vans told me that the only purpose of that rivet was to hold the rib in place so that the skin could be riveted on. The loads go from the the skin into the spar. So that gap will not affect the structural strength of the tail. Of course you want to know how you can improve your workmanship, understandably, but don't waste your time drilling this out and risk elongating the hole etc.
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Old 03-12-2018, 12:03 PM
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https://www.amazon.com/Ideal-Instrum...strating+rings

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Old 03-12-2018, 01:31 PM
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The warning plainly says, "For Veterinary Use Only" so only Veterinarians can use these!
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