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Old 09-21-2018, 01:20 PM
Harley_Pilot Harley_Pilot is offline
 
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Default Elevator close out riveting

Iím working on an RV-14 empennage kit and step 2 of the left elevator inboard close-out on page 09-21 says to rivet the E-921 Gusset to the E-00907-1L Rear Spar with AN470AD4-4 rivets. I was able to secure the lower rivet, but the upper rivet is blocked by a knuckle of the trim tab hinge. I canít lift the
E-00901A Skin high enough to rivet from the back side. Iíve looked at using a pulled rivet but again I donít have access straight at the rivet. Iíve tried to go at it offset a bit, but the pulled rivet wonít seat against the Rear Spar. I donít have a way to drill it out if I make a mistake so Iím a bit reluctant to literally & figuratively pull the trigger. Any suggestions?
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Old 09-21-2018, 05:10 PM
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One thing I've learned is not to be afraid to modify tools. I know it's hard to take a perfectly good tool and grind it up....but to me the finish of the aircraft is much more important than the finish of the tool
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Old 09-21-2018, 06:08 PM
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Great idea. I just took a grinder to my rivet set and it worked like a charm.

Thanks!
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