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 (http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Tungst.../#.WhTOLbpFyUk) 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.
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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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