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Old 03-23-2018, 11:11 PM
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How is the riveting on the wing? That is next for me Jereme.

After I drill out all the rivets and start riveting new skins...lol
Kent riveting of the wing has been pretty easy so far. Riveting the leading edges was no problem but I did have someone to help me hold the gun steady. I wouldn't attempt anything close to the tip of the leading edge without someone holding it. Riveting ribs was easy. Riveting the leading edge to the spar was difficult to set the rib to spar rivets but the skin to spar rivets were a breeze with the squeezer. After all the bucking you have had to do for your fuselage it will be no problem at all. I also had a bit of trouble with the tank riveting but I think that was mainly because I couldn't see things since they were covered in gorilla snot! In the next week I'll be doing to top skins using the back rivet method so we will see how I do at that new task.
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Old 03-24-2018, 09:16 AM
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Kent riveting of the wing has been pretty easy so far. Riveting the leading edges was no problem but I did have someone to help me hold the gun steady. I wouldn't attempt anything close to the tip of the leading edge without someone holding it. Riveting ribs was easy. Riveting the leading edge to the spar was difficult to set the rib to spar rivets but the skin to spar rivets were a breeze with the squeezer. After all the bucking you have had to do for your fuselage it will be no problem at all. I also had a bit of trouble with the tank riveting but I think that was mainly because I couldn't see things since they were covered in gorilla snot! In the next week I'll be doing to top skins using the back rivet method so we will see how I do at that new task.
Thanks Jereme. I have found a person who I think can help me from time to time...
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Old 03-24-2018, 12:31 PM
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Thanks Jereme. I have found a person who I think can help me from time to time...
No problem at all, that's what we are here for.
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Old 03-25-2018, 06:50 PM
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Well after finishing the right leading edge it was time to make sure things were all in order and attach the tanks. Everything went well and they seem to fit good. There is a little bit of pillowing as most people seem to get between the tank and leading edge skin. I also primed the top skins in preparation for dimpling and riveting.

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Old 03-30-2018, 05:12 PM
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Well with the tanks and leading edges attached it was time for some top skins. I got them all prepped and even got the left wing riveted. My dad came over to help, we found that the back riveting method did not work for us. No matter how I held the rivet set the rivets wanted to tilt ever so slightly toward the rib web. We switched to bucking with the good ol' tungsten and it worked awesome! Really good results in my opinion. Let me know what you think.

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Old 03-30-2018, 05:32 PM
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WOW! I need to get on my game here! You are slamming it!
Did you do that yourself and if so how long are your arms, haha
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Haha nope, the best technique we found was my dad on bucking bar and me shooting. I give props to anyone who does this solo. Also, I will give you props if you mange to tame the long double offset rivet set. I gave up after about 10 marginal rivets.

I am trying to really slam the wings out as I already have the fuse kit, I want to fly sometime next year which means I need to have a solid summer!
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Sorry to hear the backriveting didn't work for you. It worked fantastically for me, with the right tool and technique! But either way, you win!
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Sorry to hear the backriveting didn't work for you. It worked fantastically for me, with the right tool and technique! But either way, you win!
Bruce, what does that rivet set look like?
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The one I have is from cleavland. Link here:

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/mobile.../#.WsMUuHNlBJc
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