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Old 11-29-2015, 07:43 PM
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Default How many rivets?

I have a presentation to my local Rotary club next Thursday on what it took to build my RV-8. I thought I had seen an approximate number before but can't recall. Approximately how many rivets involved to build a typical Vans aircraft. I know how many manhours, dollars and elapsed time, 9 years, 9 months and change but didn't keep track of the rivets.
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Old 11-29-2015, 08:32 PM
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13,000 is usually considered a conservative estimate depending on model.
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Old 11-29-2015, 08:42 PM
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16,225 for an RV-7 according to Chad Jenson who counted them as he built his plane.

Here is his post
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