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Old 03-11-2023, 02:10 PM
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I ordered a 6 non prepunched power coated and i got it yesterday. I will definitely use solid rivets. Drilling out the skin rivets is easy and only takes a minute. Even easier to re-rivet the skin with the squeezer.
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Not a builder...patience please. Also I tried, really...to find a thread about opening another access point to evaluate SB-00036 (rear outboard elevator hinge bracket area on rear spar).

Question - Can you drill out a new hole closer to the mid point for easier access than the current tooling hole? If yes...any engineering analysis and directed location?

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Old 03-11-2023, 06:01 PM
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Question - Can you drill out a new hole closer to the mid point for easier access than the current tooling hole? If yes...any engineering analysis and directed location?
Yes. Referenced in Step 1 in the service bulletin and Figure 15 on the last page. Describes the options to enlarge the existing tooling hole, but you can also add another hole if needed for inspection in the outboard rib. Just be sure to put it the new hole on the centerline and leave sufficient material from an edge-distance perspective when choosing where to drill on the centerline.
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Parts arrived in mail today. Iíve already primed and will let the primer cure for a few days unless I put the parts on top of the heater and bake them.
Not to ignite a new primer war but what primer did you use?
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Not to ignite a new primer war but what primer did you use?
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What's the method for ordering a kit? An email to support or some other method?
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New kits are available on the Van's online store for the following kits (each link below will display the kits for that model(s). NOTE that we are currently shipping ONLY the non-powder-coated brackets (you will prime with a self-etching primer of your choice). If you order a powder-coated kit, we will not ship a kit to you until the parts are available, and we do not yet know when that will be. If you need to repair an airplane now, order the non-powder-coated kit.
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Old 03-12-2023, 05:42 PM
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Old 03-12-2023, 05:55 PM
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One side done. Time was 2 hours. Not a big deal. Solid rivets installed. Should take about an hour on other side due to learning curve.

Helpful notes for others:
- Remove rivets on the top or bottom skin all the way to the middle rib and front spar to allow room to get hand in. I used a #42 drill and drill stop. Rivets came out with no damage to skins.
- Brackets were easy to remove. Use a #40 and drill all the way thru the rivet.
- Break the rivet tail/head off.
- Use a punch and lightly tap the rivet out. If stuck, use a #30 drill and drill a smidge out and re-punch. All came out and the holes in the spar all looked good.
- After buggering up 2 heads trying to squeeze and drilling out, the rivet gun was superior to the pneumatic squeezer due to clearance.

With 32 cherry max rivets for later use, the kit was a great bargain.
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