Trailing Edge Rivets

For general discussion of the Just Aircraft family of aircraft.
Includes: Highlander, Escapade, Summit and SuperSTOL.

Moderator: scubarider2

Trailing Edge Rivets

Postby utpa001 » Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:57 am

Hi All,
I was putting the trailing edge on the wing, and realized that the manual says 1/8" rivets, but 3/32" are provided.  I'm thinking with the hysol and fabric over this, it shouldn't need the bigger rivets.  What did the rest of you do?
Thanks!
Tim
Tim
utpa001
Forum Regular
 
Posts: 25
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2005 6:23 pm
Location: Eleva, WI

Postby DaveU » Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:40 am

I used the 3/32" countersunk rivets.  I did not put the rivets into the rib web like the manual says.  I put them off to the side of the web in the cap strip.

I did the countersinking different.  I drilled the cap strips and countersunk the capstrip, then put a dimple in the trailing edge material.  This made a nice smooth finish, and the trailing edge snaps into place for riveting.  It is hard to see the holes when they are slathered with epoxy.  I used the same process on the aileron and flap trailing edges.
DaveU
Veteran Member
 
Posts: 184
Joined: Thu Aug 17, 2006 12:20 am


Return to Just Aircraft

cron