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Old 10-02-2019, 07:37 PM
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In case you do not have one, get a micrometer and learn to measure them. This skill will come in handy later.
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Old 10-02-2019, 08:33 PM
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By micrometer, do you mean digital caliper? Just checking to make sure there isn't a better tool for doing this.
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Old 10-02-2019, 08:43 PM
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By micrometer, do you mean digital caliper? Just checking to make sure there isn't a better tool for doing this.
Caliper yes but a good one. I still use my Craftsman dial caliper. I bought several digitals over the years and every one was sloppy junk.
Several ways to measure with one too so get some help. There are two sets of jaws for inside and outside plus the end is used for depth.
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Old 10-03-2019, 06:32 AM
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Ok, guess I'll have to do this the hard way, although I suppose that is good practice.
Your first lesson learned. This way of thinking will serve you well, look, think, ask, then choose a course of action satisfying your needs for information. Otherwise, you will get new parts then ask/answer the questions.

Look at Travers.com, they will have a 4 hour sale on digital Mitutoyo digital 6" calipers. Usually around $110, get one and you will never regret it. The sale is a couple times a year. I got one for home when my 40 yr old dial caliper went to the hangar with the plane. It was $130.

EDIT: Oh, when you finish building the kit, drill out all the rivets and do it again. That will complete your learning with the kit. It's a skill you will definitely need.
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Old 10-03-2019, 07:08 PM
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By micrometer, do you mean digital caliper? Just checking to make sure there isn't a better tool for doing this.
Yes, this tool will come in handy many times throughout the build. I use mine a lot to check the thickness of aluminum sheet, I always double check drill bit size before drilling. The size wears off.
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Old 10-04-2019, 03:09 PM
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Default Inventory...

If you read the inventory it itemises the bag and contents. Or at least it did when mine arrived.

Mine came with blind rivets mixed in with one size of solid rivets, easy to separate them out.
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Old 10-04-2019, 03:53 PM
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FYI- when you get the "real" kits, the hardware bags all have an inventory number. You can reference the packing list to see what is in each bag.
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Old 10-04-2019, 03:55 PM
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Get yourself something like these for all of your hardware and rivets. They work way better than the little drawers that tip over easily. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Plano-St...5430/204591384
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Old 10-04-2019, 06:09 PM
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Default RV Training Project bag contents

I just found a Class Project inventory from 1/14/13. Here are the bag contents it lists:

Bag 1: AN426AD3-3 rivets .02 lbs
Bag 2: AN426AD3-3.5 rivets .01 lbs
Bag 3: AN426AD3-4 rivets .01 lbs
Bag 4: AN426AD4-4 rivets .01 lbs, 6 AD-41-ABS pop rivets
Bag 5: AN470AD4-4 rivets .01 lbs, 2 MSP-42 pop rivets

I found this today while inventorying a box of papers from the original builders of my "new" RV10.

Maybe it will match what you have. Regardless, have a blast building!
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Old 10-04-2019, 07:10 PM
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These...... https://www.harborfreight.com/6-in-d...igital+caliper will get you through your entire build for under $20.00.

Do not over spend for tools that you are not going into business with.
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