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Old 03-17-2021, 01:46 PM
Rx7thHeaven Rx7thHeaven is offline
 
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Default Pneumatic Squeezer yoke question

Question for the more experienced builders... I am about to purchase a pneumatic squeezer to help with my -10 build. I am currently working on the tail kit. I will probably be buying a re-built unit (unless a fair deal comes up on the forums or ebay) and I can choose which yoke comes with it. So my question is, working on the tail kit and moving to the wings, which yoke is best suited? I will be buying aditional yokes down the line as needed, but figured I would start with one thats universal and I can get the most immediate use out of. (Price of the yokes is irrelevant as the squeezer price will change depending on the yoke).

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Old 03-17-2021, 02:28 PM
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Longeron yoke.
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Old 03-17-2021, 04:36 PM
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Im only through the vert stab and the rudder but I have used a standard 3 yoke the most, then a 4 tight squeeze yoke, and a few times the longeron yoke. I would buy those three again in a heartbeat. If I could only have two it would probably be the longeron and the tight squeeze yoke. Only one Id probably go with the longeron but I would save for the tight squeeze pretty quick.

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Old 03-17-2021, 04:40 PM
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Default Like golf clubs.....

Yokes work out little bit like golf clubs...... one for every situation. Hard to play the whole game with just one.... as it looks like you are aware.

But the one that lives on my squeezer most of the time is the longeron yoke.
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Old 03-17-2021, 06:40 PM
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Default Longeron

Longeron if I had to use.one but prefer the smallest one that fits the job. Less flex, better shop heads. You also would benefit from the adjustable ram and quick change pins.
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Old 03-17-2021, 08:30 PM
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The two I use most are the 3" and the longeron. The 4" no-hole is nice to have when you are in tight places, but seldom used (at least by me). As Larry said, make sure you get the adjustable ram and quick change pins as well.
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Old 03-17-2021, 11:19 PM
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https://www.flyboyaccessories.com/product-p/2701.htm

If you haven’t bought the squeezer yet, I highly recommend the Numatx. Just get it; you’ll thank me later.

And then I agree, the only two you really need are the longeron and a 3” yoke. I have others, but these are the only two I actually use. I find for anything else, It’s generally easier to just use a rivet gun and bucking bar.
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Old 03-18-2021, 07:53 AM
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3" and longeron for me
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Old 03-18-2021, 08:20 AM
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Default Longeron

Agreement? Wow we never seem to agree. The question must have been too easy.

If I could only have one yoke it would be a Longeron.
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Old 03-19-2021, 07:59 AM
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Thank you everyone for the input. I know I will need an assortment of yokes, Just trying to decide which 1 or 2 should be first on my list. Looking like 3" and longeron are the first 2 I should get
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