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Old 09-20-2006, 07:19 PM
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Default Ooops! Extra dimple hole in HS skin.

I have heard of builders doing this, and seek repair advice. The original extra dimple was flattened with the squeezer and flat sets, then after the pic was taken I deburred the extra hole (after dimpling the proper one) with a jeweler's round file. The plan is to go ahead and rivet as usual, then fill the adjacent hole with some epoxy and sand smooth. Sound good? Other tips?
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Old 09-20-2006, 09:16 PM
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Default Extra Hole

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Old 09-20-2006, 09:43 PM
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How would an "oops" rivet fit in there? If you drilled that hole out to #30 would most of the extra hole be gone? If so that may be an option for you.
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Old 09-20-2006, 11:03 PM
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Default Oops!

I did the same. Was mortified! Vans said, "Don't worry, just put the rivet in." Once it is painted, chances are, you'll never see it. I haven't painted yet, and I'd be hard pressed to find that oops.

I don't think an oops rivet would be of any benefit, because it has the -3 head.

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Old 09-21-2006, 08:34 AM
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I've got one also, learning how to PROPERLY use a pneumatic squeezer. Called Van's, solution was to rivet and keep on building.

No sweat.
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Old 09-21-2006, 08:41 AM
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Welcome to the club. My 'oops extra dimple hole' was on the VS....not even sure I remember which side now. Can't see it under the paint.

I read somewhere each airplane needs a small imperfection so that the evil spirits will have a place to exit. Something like that.

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Old 09-21-2006, 06:48 PM
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Default have an extra one

just like it for the left side. i should have used it.
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Old 09-22-2006, 05:32 PM
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It looks like you have a crack in there. If that is the case I would drill out the crack with a 40 bit. I would then use the original hole and put the rivet called out in the instructions in the hole. I would then add a rivet on either side to help relieve any stress that might be applied to the area. If you drill to a 30 now you will not completely get the crack or the other hole. If there is no crack, I would do what you stated and just add a rivet on either side for safety sake. Now if it were in the middle of the HS, I would have and did exactly what you stated.
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