blind rivets on tailfeathers?

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John Welna
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blind rivets on tailfeathers?

Post by John Welna » Wed Aug 24, 2016 07:51

Does anyone know if you can use blind rivets on tailfeathers? Obviously, they are steel and are plenty strong to take a rivet.

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Re: blind rivets on tailfeathers?

Post by Richard » Sun Sep 04, 2016 20:21

I believe there is an STC for using blind rivets on some Aeronca models; by making oversized holes in the tail surfaces.

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Re: blind rivets on tailfeathers?

Post by GWestphal » Mon Sep 05, 2016 07:11

ACA in Rochester, Wis will sell you a handfull of the large dia headed 1/8" shank aluminum pull rivets. I have some at the airport and if you send me your phone no. I will call you with the part no of them. Your local Fastenal may have supplies of the rivets. Gordy in Minnesota

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Re: blind rivets on tailfeathers?

Post by hangerash » Mon Sep 05, 2016 09:09

Large Flange Blind aluminum Rivets

Use these 1/8" dia. "Pop" rivets to attach fabric to the ribs on Champion/Bellanca aircraft.
1/8" x .063 x .125 grip

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/ ... ecfer=5729

I'm not certain that you don't need field approval to use these on the tail surfaces. There is not much metal back there and to use on the wings you needed to have the new thicker ribs.
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Re: blind rivets on tailfeathers?

Post by John Welna » Fri Sep 16, 2016 08:33

Thanks for the information boys. This bulletin board is great.

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Re: blind rivets on tailfeathers?

Post by John Welna » Fri Sep 16, 2016 08:33

Thanks for the information boys. This bulletin board is great.

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