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Girraf 04-17-2019 07:19 PM

Do I REALLY need a solid rivet here?
 
The aft most rivets (top and bottom) on the tip ribs of the elevators....

I'd so much rather put an MK-319-BS in those holes and move on than try all sorts of mediocre attempts to set a solid rivet here. I even made a special set of cut down vicegrips into a duck bill type squeezer but in some 15 practice attempts on scrap, I manage to set 1 good rivet tail. And the notion of bucking with a chisel or prybar, I don't know how some of you found success with that.

wirejock 04-17-2019 07:22 PM

MK rivet
 
Yes. Why tempt fate? Plenty of other opportunities to force the issue and dork it up.:D
I live in a Holiday Inn so I don't make mistakes.

Kitbuilt 04-17-2019 07:52 PM

Another Specialty Tool
 
When I got to this point a past builder told me he used a hatchet as a buck bar for these and it worked out pretty well for me. I would suggest using painters tape on the hatchet sharpened edge to protect from scratches.

Mel 04-17-2019 08:03 PM

It is perfectly acceptable to use MK-319-BS rivets here.


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