Originally Posted by Blizzard
Finishing up Section 29 riveting forward side skins. There are 2 rivets at the most forward end of the forward fuselage longeron on each side that I can't get any bucking bar I have to fit. Even the modified elevator bar doesn't fit. There is a gusset there that is causing the tight fit. Looking for a solution.
Tempted to use a blind rivet for those two and fill later. Thanks
I used two blind rivets in that spot on mine. 2 things to watch for...
1) Make sure to get "structural" rivets that will have the shear strength needed.
2) Make sure to get ones long enough to give adequate shoulder on back side.
If I remember right, these are 3/32nd holes. I ended up putting a 1/8 rivet in to meet strength and length needs. They sat "very slightly" proud, but a little filler before paint took care of that.