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Antonitis 09-13-2021 02:04 PM

New Builder - Number of Clekos?
 
Hi,

I found an old thread on this topic, but it wasn't model specific.

How many 3/32" (silver) and 1/8" (copper) clekos do you recommend for a -12is build?

I'm guessing Vans estimate accounts for building one wing at a time. Did you build both your wings at the same time?

Thanks,
Jason

Ralph Inkster 09-13-2021 03:04 PM

I'm one of those repeat builders.
I have 400 clekos in the hangar, 200 of those are still in their original plastic bags...

TigerMan92 09-13-2021 03:28 PM

Clecos for Sale
 
Hi Ralph,

I'll buy 50 or 100 of your clecos if you want to sell any.

PM sent.

Thanks,

wilddog 09-13-2021 04:18 PM

You can never have too many clecos.

RFSchaller 09-13-2021 11:04 PM

I doubt I ever had more than 50 in use at any time. The 1/8 clecos are the most used.

nohoflyer 09-14-2021 07:08 AM

I found that I needed a lot of the silver clecos for the wings, especially if you build them at the same time. I have more than 200. You will throw some out eventually due to bending them or if they get proseal on them and you dont clean them right away.

Antonitis 09-14-2021 09:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RFSchaller (Post 1555256)
I doubt I ever had more than 50 in use at any time. The 1/8 clecos are the most used.

Did you build your wings separately? Or, both at the same time?

RFSchaller 09-15-2021 10:48 PM

One at a time.

OH Bob 09-17-2021 04:09 PM

Clecos
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RFSchaller (Post 1555256)
I doubt I ever had more than 50 in use at any time. The 1/8 clecos are the most used.

I used ~ 150 silver clecos when constructing the canopy roll bar, fortunately I was able to supplement my 50 or so silver clecos by borrowing from a local bud.

RFSchaller 09-18-2021 09:35 PM

Bob,

Its been almost 10 years since I finished mine, but I dont recall encountering that many 3/32 rivets at any stage.

Rich


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