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Old 08-13-2018, 06:18 PM
tswanson tswanson is offline
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Tremont
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Default Elevator Hinge Bearing Rivets Too Short?

I'm assembling the HS-411APP, VA-146, and HS-411BPP (the main center bearing and bracket assembly) and Vans calls out an AN470AD4-5 rivet. This rivet only protrudes .106 before squeezing and only about 0.035" after squeezing to form the desired 0.1875" diameter shop head. This seems quite a bit too short to me.

I've read several places that rivet lengths are just guidelines etc, but I don't see anything about this spot specifically. Has this been everyone else's experience with this hinge assembly as well? Is this like this for a reason? I could easily squeeze -6's in there without bending them over. Just making sure I'm not missing something. Kindof an important one...

Todd Swanson
Tremont, IL
RV-7 Empennage in progress

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