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Old 09-13-2021, 02:04 PM
Antonitis Antonitis is offline
 
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Default New Builder - Number of Clekos?

Hi,

I found an old thread on this topic, but it wasn't model specific.

How many 3/32" (silver) and 1/8" (copper) clekos do you recommend for a -12is build?

I'm guessing Vans estimate accounts for building one wing at a time. Did you build both your wings at the same time?

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Old 09-13-2021, 03:04 PM
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I'm one of those repeat builders.
I have 400 clekos in the hangar, 200 of those are still in their original plastic bags...
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Old 09-13-2021, 03:28 PM
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Default Clecos for Sale

Hi Ralph,

I'll buy 50 or 100 of your clecos if you want to sell any.

PM sent.

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Old 09-13-2021, 04:18 PM
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You can never have too many clecos.
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Old 09-13-2021, 11:04 PM
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I doubt I ever had more than 50 in use at any time. The 1/8 clecos are the most used.
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Old 09-14-2021, 07:08 AM
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I found that I needed a lot of the silver clecos for the wings, especially if you build them at the same time. I have more than 200. You will throw some out eventually due to bending them or if they get proseal on them and you dont clean them right away.
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Old 09-14-2021, 09:57 AM
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I doubt I ever had more than 50 in use at any time. The 1/8 clecos are the most used.
Did you build your wings separately? Or, both at the same time?
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Old 09-15-2021, 10:48 PM
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One at a time.
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Old 09-17-2021, 04:09 PM
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I doubt I ever had more than 50 in use at any time. The 1/8 clecos are the most used.
I used ~ 150 silver clecos when constructing the canopy roll bar, fortunately I was able to supplement my 50 or so silver clecos by borrowing from a local bud.
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Old 09-18-2021, 09:35 PM
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Bob,

Its been almost 10 years since I finished mine, but I dont recall encountering that many 3/32 rivets at any stage.

Rich
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