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Old 03-25-2012, 07:04 AM
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Default Back riveting

Back to work in the new shop. I did an acid wash and alumi prep conversion coating followed by an Azko prime layer of the internal rudder and elevator parts (the parts below are pre-primer).

To rivet the stiffeners I routed a cut-out in my bench and put in a small back riveting plate.

After a little rivet tape to hold the 3-3.5s in place, flipped the rudder over and got to work.

There was some additional riveting of the rudder skin but had to quit when I put a Phillips screwdriver through my finger (don't ask ... the only advise I can give is NEVER use a screw driver to help displace a blind rivet stem from the tool). I am giving new meaning to sharing your blood to provide soul for the airplane!
Mike "Strike" Messer, CFI/CFII/MEI, ATP
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