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Old 10-18-2020, 03:51 PM
Caribbean10 Caribbean10 is offline
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Default What yokes am I going to wish I had?

I am about to place an order for a pneumatic squeezer - I've had my fill of hand squeezing rivets - and since I'm placing the order already, I may as well plan ahead. What squeezer yokes did you require for your RV-10 build that I should go ahead and buy now?
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Old 10-18-2020, 04:23 PM
AdamB AdamB is offline
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I used the 3" and longeron yoke the most.
I have a 4" no-hole yoke and maybe only used it once.
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Old 10-18-2020, 04:42 PM
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Hate to say it, but you’re going to wish you had the one that out don’t have....
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Old 10-18-2020, 05:21 PM
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What Paul said. I count 6 here in my drawer, not including the big alligator squeezer.
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Old 10-18-2020, 08:45 PM
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Default Yokes

So far, I've only used the 3", 4" and the longeron yokes. Seems to be adequate so far, but I'm only about 5 months into this.
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Old 10-18-2020, 09:01 PM
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3" and longeron yoke the most. There's some rivets I recall in the empennage that you can't get to without a no-hole yoke.
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Old 10-18-2020, 09:58 PM
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Default Get 3 of them

You will use these, in order of frequency used:
Longeron yoke
4" no hole
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Old 10-20-2020, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by unitink72 View Post
You will use these, in order of frequency used:
Longeron yoke
4" no hole
Yup. Get all three of them. I've used them all and was glad I had them.
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Old 10-22-2020, 09:28 AM
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I agree with what was previously said. I use the Longeron and 3" exclusively. I have the 4" (the no-hole), but can't recall that in the construction of four airplanes that I've ever used it.

My thought is that for the very rare rivet I can't get with the two common yokes, I just use my rivet gun and a bucking bar - which is inevitably much faster than swapping out yokes and setting up the squeeze depth just for those 1 or 2 rivets.
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