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Old 11-21-2017, 07:11 PM
Eztroller Eztroller is offline
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Default Rudder rivets

Can anyone help me with how these last three-four (aft) rivets were set on your rudder. I purchased a 4" think nose yoke, and a thin tungsten bucking bar ( from Cleveland tools last night. Not sure these will do the trick. The space on the last rivet is REALLY tight. When I took the builder class at Synergy, we used a "tractor blade" to set these. Any help/info would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-21-2017, 07:28 PM
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Old 11-21-2017, 07:40 PM
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try that one...
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Old 11-21-2017, 07:55 PM
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I was able to set all of them without any issues but the last one. For the last one I have thin but light buckng bar which worked fine for one side but the opposite side was getting pushed up if I put the bucking bar. So I modified a small C clamp just to get it set enough so it does not get pushed up, then used the same bucking bar to set it. It will work, you just need to be patient with it.
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:04 PM
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IIRC a 319 BS pull rivet will work?? Are you glassing in the faring? Or just fill the MK-319BS?
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Old 11-22-2017, 07:37 AM
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If that's the last one on the tip (can't tell from the pic) what I did is use a back riveting plate to just set the rivet using the already installed rivet on the opposite side, worked great .. twice, because, well, I got to build my rudder twice
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Old 11-22-2017, 10:56 PM
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Thx for the help. With the expensive order placed a couple days ago, I am going to wait to see if any of the fancy tools will help. If not, mk-319bs rivets it is!
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Old 11-29-2017, 01:07 AM
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