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Old 06-13-2015, 09:16 PM
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So I'm working on the Vertical Stabilizer. This is the rear spar and rivets to the doubler. This rivet got a big smiley face so I drilled a pilot hole to remove it. I then used a slightly larger bit to remove the rivet. Obviously I got off center and drilled the hole a little to the side. I replaced the rivet but don't think this is the way it should be left. Is this a good time for an oops rivet or to I need to order a new spar?
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Old 06-13-2015, 09:20 PM
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So I'm working on the Vertical Stabilizer. This is the rear spar and rivets to the doubler. This rivet got a big smiley face so I drilled a pilot hole to remove it. I then used a slightly larger bit to remove the rivet. Obviously I got off center and drilled the hole a little to the side. I replaced the rivet but don't think this is the way it should be left. Is this a good time for an oops rivet or to I need to order a new spar?
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Keep trying on the photo.
Till then, what model? What is the rivet callout? How big is the hole across the widest point?
You may be able to go up a size but without the info above, the gurus here (not me) can't advise.
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Old 06-13-2015, 09:56 PM
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So I'm working on the Vertical Stabilizer. This is the rear spar and rivets to the doubler. This rivet got a big smiley face so I drilled a pilot hole to remove it. I then used a slightly larger bit to remove the rivet. Obviously I got off center and drilled the hole a little to the side. I replaced the rivet but don't think this is the way it should be left. Is this a good time for an oops rivet or to I need to order a new spar?
This should work.
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Old 06-14-2015, 06:51 AM
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What did you do to make them appear? "This should work" is that for the pictures or the rivet? Thanks Again
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Old 06-14-2015, 07:28 AM
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Kent, if it were me I would definitely try an "oops" rivet. In a couple of cases where I've really mangled things I've gone to a -5 rivet with excellent results, as long as I had the edge distance.
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Old 06-14-2015, 08:34 AM
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What did you do to make them appear? "This should work" is that for the pictures or the rivet? Thanks Again
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No, the comment was there just to fulfill the 100 character minimum.
Your posting had "http://" twice on each photo.

As far as the rivets, they look like they are sitting down in a dimple. Maybe an illusion but I'm not building a 14. I would drill it, measure it and try to move up a size. An ooops rivet may work but you need to be sure before drilling. When in doubt, ask Vans.

Also, when you drill, don't go deeper than the head.
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Old 06-14-2015, 10:04 AM
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ya the holes all look dimpled. Is that some sort of illusion? I even see the ring that looks like a dimple die was used.
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Old 06-14-2015, 10:18 AM
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Also, if those are the shop-heads, they look a bit under-set. You can measure them and see if they are acceptable. This reference provides dimensions:

Van's Has it here.

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