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Old 06-15-2014, 03:13 PM
bschweinberg bschweinberg is offline
 
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Default Left Elevator Rear Spar Riveting

Page 9-20, Step 9 of the empennage plans say to rivet the E-01410 Trim Tab Reinforcement Doubler to the E-00902-1L Rear Spar using AN470AD3-3.5 rivets.

1. How did others rivet these three rivets? Did you get a bucking bar into the trim access cavity?

I would think that blind rivets for these three holes would be fine. Did anyone use blind rivets instead? If so, what did you use?

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Old 06-15-2014, 04:46 PM
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I found that I was able to get a long squeezer in for two of them and bucked the last one…. it wasn't easy but it is doable. A small tungsten bar is really really helpful.
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Old 06-16-2014, 05:01 AM
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Ditto for the tungsten bar. It is my best friend,
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Old 06-16-2014, 08:05 AM
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I was able to squeeze them using a 4 inch yoke. There were six holes on the bottom skin/rear spar on the inboard side that were left open per the plans in a previous step. Plus the E-905 rib, front spar and bottom skin were not riveted yet.

I was able to peel the bottom skin back enough to get the yoke in there and squeeze them.

All is good!
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Old 03-27-2018, 08:41 PM
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Digging this thread up because nobody had commented yet that the plans in this step refer to the E-00902-1L “Rear Spar.” The part number is correct, but it is the front spar.

Now, to find some AN470AD3-3.5 rivets...
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Old 03-28-2018, 08:37 AM
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the plans in this step refer to the E-00902-1L “Rear Spar.” The part number is correct, but it is the front spar.
Noted, and a revision will be made in the future.
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