Tracy Buttles's Blog – January 2013 Archive (3)

Rivet Removal

I recently have had to do some repair /replace work and I have had to do a lot of rivet removal.

I thought I would share a little info on this subject


 Most  of the rivets on Zenith Aircraft are the Avex blind rivets .  A4 or A5 in size

I have found that the A5 are a little easier to remove that the A4s.

 You just want to remove the head and not try to dill it all the way out . Most of the time when you remove the head the reat of the rivet will easilly…


Added by Tracy Buttles on January 30, 2013 at 10:40am — 5 Comments

Root fairing stiffner

I just got done installing a root fairing on a 750  . I had noticed  some weakness in the sheet metal along the curve on it and also on others 750s and 701s , I have also seen some root fairings with lots of dimples and waves  . A few have developed small cracks from the oil canning of this area.  Thought I would show what I had done on this 750 and can easily be done on other 750s or 701s

I just marked a line down the center of the fairing panel and started about 10mm from the spar .…


Added by Tracy Buttles on January 18, 2013 at 4:54pm — 3 Comments

801 rear spar attachment


Here are a few pics of the 801 spar atachment  nd the 750

the 801 I have in my hand you can see the size differance(A5 on the 801 A6 on the 750) and on the other pics you can see the rivet size,spacing and use of an-3 bolts on the 750

we are talking a usefull load of 1050 in the 801 versus 580 (I know it can be registered above light sport) 750

I might at least put…


Added by Tracy Buttles on January 10, 2013 at 5:22pm — No Comments

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