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Old 11-25-2012, 07:30 PM
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Drilling out rivets? My experience came at the rudder redo step of the project! O, that was not part of the build process?
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:47 PM
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I am a "repeat offender". More than once I put two clecos in the aluminum but had one miss one hole in the nutplate. Pull the 'bad' cleco, rivet, pull the good cleco.....what was that noise? How can the nutplate have fallen out?
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:01 PM
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I am a "repeat offender". More than once I put two clecos in the aluminum but had one miss one hole in the nutplate. Pull the 'bad' cleco, rivet, pull the good cleco.....what was that noise? How can the nutplate have fallen out?


Hahaha! I've never done that!

Not that I'm going to admit, anyway...
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:44 PM
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Bill, the one thing that is important to remember is - never tell anyone that doesn't know if you made a mistake that you made a mistake. Lets just say I am pretty good at drilling out rivets. I like the idea that they were "test" rivets. I will remember that one!

Im changing a fuselage from a tail wheel to nose wheel so I feel like all I am doing is fixing! I just finished putting the steps in - which involved drilling out the baggage floor covers and side panels. The main gear were not that much fun either, but they are in.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:48 PM
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I was very pleased with the rivets I set (backriveted) in one of my aileron skins for the stiffeners. Beautiful! And it went fast too. Then I saw the pile of stiffeners off to the side. And that is when I realized my aileron skin had beautiful rivets but no stiffeners.

Welcome to the club. I was feeling kinda lonely. ;-)
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