I'm building the 14A, but still the same issue applied with mine. All I can say is that you will need help. It is not possible to do by yourself, so I recommend someone that you trust to hold the bucking bar appropriately. It is such a tight fit that once their hand is in there they won't be able to see the rivet while it's being driven. And be ready to drill out the bad ones and start over again. I guarantee that will be necessary, particularly with that thick skin and the way the rivet sits in the dimple.
Good luck; it is doable.
In my opinion, this part of the fuselage (so far for me-I'm still on the empennage) takes a pounding. There are doubled bulkheads, stiffeners, longerons, and overlapping skins so this part of the plane just gets beat to death with all the edge breaking and riveting so close together. It's also really strong. I think you could park a car on this part of the fuselage without crushing it.
Last edited by asw20c : 03-23-2017 at 12:30 PM.