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Bearhawk Patrol #42
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Date:  11-1-2008
Number of Hours:  0.00
Manual Reference:  Sheet 5
Brief Description:  Resolved wing spar spacer rivet question

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From: Jeff Page
Date: Sat, Nov 1, 2008 at 1:15 PM
Subject: Re: [Bearhawk] Re: Rib attach angle rivet location question
To: Bearhawk@yahoogroups.com


I have just started cutting out the spacers and have not drilled them yet.

Thanks for the quick reply. My lunch break is over, so it's back to the shop for me.

Take care,
-jeff

On Sat, Nov 1, 2008 at 12:35 PM, n95mf wrote:
>
> There is really no need for a flush head rivet(AN426) to hold the
> spacers in place. The plans do not show that. A flush rivet hole
> (that you re-use) with a countersink leaves a gap that weakens the
> rivet attachment.
>
> Better to keep that spacer in place with a drop of epoxy or extra long
> reach clecos which are available from Avery Tools or US Industrial tools.
>
> If you have already rivetd with a double flush rivet - leave it in
> place and use the other 4 rivets to attach the angle.
>
> Bob Barrows is sitting here with me dictating an answer for you. I
> would not, on my own, ever recommend doing anything different than
> what is shown on the plans. Mark
>
> --- In Bearhawk@yahoogroups.com, "Jeff" wrote:
>>
>> Folks,
>>
>> Should I reuse the flush rivet hole locations on the 1/2 inch spare
>> spacers (intercostals?) when riveting the 0.032 rib attach angles or
>> should I drill entirely separate holes for the angles leaving the
>> flush rivets intact?
>>
>> Scratching my head in Vermont,
>>
>> -jeff page
>> Windsor, VT
>> Patrol #042
>> http://www.mykitlog.com/orrem31
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