Mark Stratman
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Gaps under rivets

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patrick Hoyt Dec 1, 2016. 9 Replies

I've started to get gaps, up to 0.0025, beneath the rivets I'm pulling with a hydraulic/pneumatic riveter (ATD-5850). I've double+triple checked that I'm holding it flush and flat. I took it apart…Continue

Split pin position on clevis pin

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Morrisey Nov 22, 2016. 6 Replies

Here is the elevator trim tab, and you see it's connected with a clevis pin. Originally I had the split pin facing the other direction, and was worried that as the trim tab went down that the pin may…Continue

The purpose of bolts alongside rivets

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Stratman Oct 17, 2016. 2 Replies

Curious if anyone can provide a brief explanation on this.  The center hinge bracket attaches to the spar of the horizontal stabilizer with 3 A5 rivets and 2 AN3-5A bolts, one on the top and one on…Continue


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At 9:06am on December 21, 2016, Robert Duke said…

I've been running to the mailbox every day. I will let you know when it arrives. You're awesome!

At 1:29am on December 1, 2016, Perry delano said…

Email Mark Townsend, if you can find him. He had excellent advice on using a 135 degree drill bit to make your own riveter heads. I have made quite a few of these for probably 6 rivet guns as well as a hand riveter to set A6's. Gaps have never been a problem


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