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RV-9A: Vertical Stabilizer - 10/26/2005
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Finished riveting the rear spar components togetherFinished riveting the rear spar components together
I was really smokin' on putting these rivets in using the Avery rivet squeezer until I got to the middle rivets on the bottom elevator brackets, just inside the elbow bend. I had to drill these two rivets out 3 or 4 times before I finally got a good rivet. The rivet whole is so close to the bend in the bracket that the rivet just naturally wants to bend over during riveting. I tried several ways of putting in these 2 rivets. Finally I managed to get them in using my rivet gun with a mushroom head and the old bucking bar.
Clecoed the ribs to the front spar on the VSClecoed the ribs to the front spar on the VS
I will start riveting this puppy together tomorrow.
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