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Old 12-31-2011, 01:39 PM
sstellarv10 sstellarv10 is offline
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Default Stupid move of the day

If you would like the stiffeners in the baggage area to work properly they have to be in place before you set the rivets I guess I'll get some rivet removal practice today[IMG][/IMG]
Steve Stella
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Old 12-31-2011, 02:07 PM
scsmith scsmith is offline
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Default I did that once!

On an elevator stiffener.

You would think that you would notice the absence of the part while back riveting. But you get in a groove and next thing you know.....

lots more silly things like this await you. build on.
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Old 12-31-2011, 02:26 PM
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Default Been there - done that...

I put in all the stiffeners on one side of my elevator skin when I realized I hadn't dimpled the stiffeners.... uuughhh, had to drill out 40 rivets... am an expert now
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Old 12-31-2011, 02:51 PM
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Default Ha Ha

I did that too on a stiffener, funny now that I look back on it. I shot some and then picked up a stiffener and thought, hey I have an extra one!.....NOT.

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Old 12-31-2011, 03:25 PM
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Yep, I've done it too...
Bill Settle
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Old 12-31-2011, 07:41 PM
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I could do that if I had a kit to work on. I get in too much of a hurry.
Mike Whaley #83456
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Old 01-01-2012, 06:48 PM
Steve Barnes Steve Barnes is offline
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Default Me too!

I think it is a club with a pretty large membership.

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Old 01-01-2012, 07:33 PM
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Default Me too!!

I'm guilty!
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:41 PM
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Club member!
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:43 AM
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Default yep

Me too! Should I admit to twice?
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