Is there a name for drilled out rivets / rivet studs / fasteners that end up trapped in inaccessible areas like wings / horizontal stabilizer / control surfaces and rattle around when you taxi?

(I just started taxiing and discovered some rattles, would like to see the humorous side of this! Mark)

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You can arrest them from exterior with one magnet, and knowing the position go after them with another. I’ve used a boat hook pole with a magnet in an eyeglass bag. Although when the two magnets meet they do not want to let go of each other.

It's also a good plan to go fishing around in areas that you can't see with one of those extendable magnets on a stick.  Rivets.  Nuts.  Washers.  The sock you lost in a dryer.  You'd be surprised at what comes out on the end of that thing.

Sticking a vacuum in every hole you can access is another good plan, along with a few blast of compressed air.


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