VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics


Go Back   VAF Forums > Model Specific > RV-12
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #11  
Old 12-14-2017, 07:59 AM
LettersFromFlyoverCountry's Avatar
LettersFromFlyoverCountry LettersFromFlyoverCountry is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: St. Paul, MN.
Posts: 4,683
Default

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)
__________________
Bob Collins
St. Paul, MN.
Blog: Letters From Flyover Country
RV-12iS fuselage
Builder log
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-14-2017, 09:57 PM
DaveWelch DaveWelch is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Huntsville, AL
Posts: 293
Default

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.
__________________
Dave
RV12 N951DZ
First Flight 9/23/16!
No paint yet. Working on a scheme with John Deere colors or accents.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:26 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.