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Door Lexan

Postby KevinC » Sat Jul 19, 2008 12:42 pm

Question for those who've been there:

Use the supplied counter-sunk aluminum rivets for the door/window lexan or use large area rivets?

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Postby alan » Sat Jul 19, 2008 5:26 pm

I used standard head aluminum rivets and drilled the lexan over sized. When you squeeze the rivets they will expand and they will crack the lexan. Ask me how I know.

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Postby gme9261236 » Sat Jul 19, 2008 5:34 pm

I used the countersunk rivets ,worked fine. I think the doors create enough drag already.
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Postby KevinC » Sun Jul 20, 2008 6:18 pm

Alan -

Thank you - thank you - thank you for reminding me about that.  I remember hearing that from Troy, but had forgotten.  How much more did you need to remove?  Like a couple wire sizes (30 -> 28)?

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Postby alan » Sun Jul 20, 2008 7:20 pm

Thats what I did: two wire sizes.

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Postby scubarider2 » Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:25 pm

Yep, I remember that too  :oops:   That is why I have the piece of metal that looks like I meant it to be there with Escapade on it.    :shock:
Learned after that.  Actually, I just stepped up one drill bit size and it worked out great.  It was just around the air vents that I put in that were tricky.  See pic
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Postby Dave Krall CFII SEL SES » Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:55 pm

Anybody got the part # for those flush rivets and where to get them? We're running short and my searchs have shown nothing!
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Postby stede52 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:42 am

Dave
Spencer Aricraft has the flush 1/8" rivet. I don't have a part number but just ask for the lenght you want and you can gave them the next day.

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Postby Dave Krall CFII SEL SES » Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:55 am

stede52 wrote:Dave
Spencer Aricraft has the flush 1/8" rivet. I don't have a part number but just ask for the lenght you want and you can gave them the next day.

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Cool, thanks Steve.
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