And we're back.
Tonite's question involves the RV-12iS, Section 21 page three instructions for riveting the three ribs and baggage floor to the center.
Specifically, this line of rivets -- AN470-4-9's -- 12 of which are need on each floor to the center section. Simple.
I am using a TATCO hand squeezer here and you may be able to notice that because the floor interferes, it's not possible to line up the squeezer dies such that you're not going to get either a smiley or an uneven shop head.
You can only hold the squeezer on the aft side of the center section because the small space between the two halves of the center section does not allow coming at it from the other side.
I've tried putting the manufactured head forward (even though I think that's a terrible idea; you'd never be able to drill that head off if you ever had to remove it) and I can, if I work at it, get a smiley-freeze squeeze, but I don't like the uneven manufactured head. I tested putting the manufactured head aft, but you're just asking for a smiley there because the floor interferes with getting the squeezer lined up.
I know what you're thinking: "Hey, Bob, just use an offset rivet set in a gun and buck the darn thing." Alas, I sold the rivet gun when the RV-7A was completed. Besides, the RV-12 kit considers that you're not bucking and shooting so there's a probably a way that will work.
Maybe one of the newfangled squeezers has a different profile that will work here but while I'm not real keen and shelling out big bucks for a new squeezer for 24 AN-470-4-9's, I'm not really that interested in smileys either.