found some clecos in the damaged gear

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Comment by Bob McDonald on March 30, 2018 at 6:45am

Pretty scary find. I guess its best to have a second set of eyes inspect prior to closure.

Comment by Jonathan Kreilich on February 20, 2018 at 9:34pm

There is no 'WOW'!!!

Comment by Charles Miller on February 19, 2018 at 1:43am

Yes the plane was flying. I believe the rivets are cherry steel rivets. I've drilled out about a thousand so far. Been replacing them with avex rivets. Also taking all the skins loose and checking for other build issues. So far this has been the worst I've  seen.  It was ground looped and looks to have been rebuilt very quick and sloppy. Then was looped a second time or the gear just collapsed.

Comment by Clint L Gosch on February 16, 2018 at 9:19pm

Wow!  The pulled rivets that did get installed don't look like avex rivets.  This was a flying plane at one time?  I hope the rest of the repair goes better for you!

Comment by Alain Dufresne on February 16, 2018 at 4:59am

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