Primarily for general aviation discussion, but other aviation topics are also welcome.
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#1744473
very nice,neat workmanship, (I'll overlook the odd paint run! ) -only to be expected if you haven't a lot of spraying experience. It looks really good and you'll only get better as you become more practised .

Hope you have a pneumatic tool for setting all those "pop" rivets! :thumleft:
#1744636
Although the 12 is punched finished size, so no match drilling like the other RV's apart from 14 and parts of the 10, you will find that larger skins just don't quite fit the rivets. Keep a new #30 drill handy and just run through the holes. You will not be able to see what comes off so no de-burring needed, it just reflects the fact that pull rivets are variable in size, unlike the solids. If you need any encouragement, contact me off forum as we have built two 12's.

Several hints and tips for later, especially about electrics.
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#1748691
So here we are again.

Big Day!

The Legend, in these here parts, is Alan Bennett-Turner, AKA my Inspector, turned up and signed off the 'empennage' , that's the back bit.
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So we are now onto the wings!

I thought that showing you another bit of green aluminium is a bit dull, so, looking about for inspiration I thought that introducing you to a few tools used may be a bit more interesting.

A bit of background. The good lady is of the firm and undoubtedly correct opinion that a Machine Mart catalogue is 'Daddy Porn', and she believes that I, having 500 tools , could be happier by having 501 tools.

Thus for those that have no idea what does what when you are putting a kit together here's an introduction.
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This is a device of my own making so I can find stuff easily.

A few deburring tools
Dimple dies , these bend aluminium so a rivet/fixing fits flush to the surface
Countersinks, these drill the surface away to achieve the same result as above
Various assorted drills and a rivet setting guide.

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This is a must have. Bench grinder with scotchbrite wheel. The other disc is also scotchbrite but allows you to get into the nooks and crannies to deburr effortlessly, it's better than the one on the left.

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Here is a selection of air tools and a 'Main Squeeze' which is pretty much vital, as it rivets and dimples.

You get to use the following also on a regular basis. Cleecos by the bucket load and the cleeco pliers will eventually give you RSI. Thus I bought a sneaky air tool to do this!

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There is also a need but not vital for a pillar drill, bandsaw and Dremmel tool, but as most of you will know what these look like I left them off.

If you want to know exactly what everything is just ask.

So back to the log store and 'On with the wings'!!

I'll keep you informed.

G-JWTP
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#1748694
Thanks, and congratulations on progress. Very interesting. Riveting, one might say.
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#1749150
^^^^^^ most younger people with the intellect ,ability, experience and education to do that job, will be busy earning substantially more and building their pension-pot so they can afford to do the LAA thing and help the less-wealthy to keep flying. :lol:

Guessing wildly, here, as one who holds no such qualifications :oops:
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Sooty25 wrote:
Not wishing to sound disrespectful, but does the LAA actually have any inspectors under the age of 65?


I think there is one, you can often see him pushing all the wheelchairs into the inspectors meeting. :lol: :lol:

Seriously, inspectors are a magical lot!
The depth of their knowledge can be staggering.
I suppose that level of experience and insight comes with age.

G-JWTP
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TheFarmer wrote:I’m very concerned about the height of that kettle and the ledge/overhang ratio it is displaying. Have you done a full risk assessment?


:lol:


I thought about it but decided to negate any risk, of it falling, by securing it in place with 2no 3" stainless steel nails.

However during this work function I hit my hand with the hammer, split the end of my finger, and spent the rest of the day filling in the accident book!

:wall: :wall: :wall:

G-JWTP
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