Riveting Inboard Rib/Spar in Horizontal Stab
Any tricks to riveting the inboard rib to the front spar in the horizontal stab of a RV9? I made quite a mess of the area trying to figure out the best way to rivet the main rib to the shim, spar, and nose rib. With the spar attach angle in place, getting a gun or bucking bar in there is awkward at best. By the time I got the rivets done I had really beat the life out of the manufactured head and didn't set the rivet as well as I would like. I tried putting the rivets in facing the other direction, which helped to some degree, but still not an ideal outcome. I'm interested in how other people tackled this as I decide whether or not to drill out and try again.
Last edited by skelrad : 10-07-2021 at 03:30 PM.