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Old 12-14-2017, 07:59 AM
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LettersFromFlyoverCountry LettersFromFlyoverCountry is offline
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Yeah, I stuck the center section on it end, put a block under the floor to take out the strain that tended to pull the flange away, kept a cleco on each side , pressure on the squeezer and started the initial squeeze with one hand while pushing on the flange.

Now if Van's would just get that back/ordered bag in the mail, I could finish it off (the 4 rivets on both ends are in the bag)
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Almost ready to start the RV-12iS finishing kit. 480 hours in.

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Old 12-14-2017, 09:57 PM
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Yup, that's the "drill". I'm sure there have been many innovative ways to tackle this. All of 'em I could imagine involved growing an extra arm and and having grip strength that is only a distant memory <grin>. Eventually we've all managed, and it's not as hard as we first thought. On to the next challenge! In my case it's the fairings, wheel pants and paint. Just turned 80 hours on the Hobbs. No sweeter bird in the skies.
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