A question about solid rivets.

The Cruzer wings call out AN-470-AD-5-6, -5-7, -5-9, and -5-11 solid rivets for the wing structure.

In looking at Aircraft Spruce, they have -5-10's and '5-12's, but no -5-11's. Wicks also skips this size.

Can anyone offer advice on either (a) finding the -5-11's, or (b) a good method for removing 1/16" from a -5-12 to make if a -5-11.

Thanks!

Views: 116

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Hi Brian,  I used a file.  I cut a peice of hardwood down to a thickness that matched the length of rivet I needed, drilled a hole the same diameter as the rivet shank, held the whole works down to a workbench and filed the shank down to the wood. There is a rivet cutting tool that does work, but is not as accurate as the file method, not as cheap either.  Good luck!

Rivet cutters are made for this exact purpose.....

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/heavyRivetCutter.php...

RSS

New from Zenith:

Zenith Planes For Sale 
 

Classified listing for buying or selling your Zenith building or flying related stuff...


Custom Instrument Panels
for your Zenith
:

Custom instrument panels are now available directly from Zenith Aircraft Company exclusively for Zenith builders and owners. Pre-cut panel, Dynon and Garmin avionics, and more.


Custom Upholstery Kits for your Zenith Aircraft:

Zenith Vinyl Upholstery Kits


Zenith Apparel from EAA:


Zenair Floats


Flying On Your Own Wings:
A Complete Guide to Understanding Light Airplane Design, by Chris Heintz


Builder & Pilot Supplies:

How to videos from HomebuiltHELP.com

Developed specifically for Zenith builders (by a builder) these videos on DVD are a great help in building your own kit plane by providing practical hands-on construction information. Visit HomebuiltHelp.com for the latest DVD titles.

Aircraft Insurance:

 
 

West Coast USA:

 
Pro Builder Assistance:

 

Transition training:

Golden Eagle Aviation

Pianosa Flying Farm

Aircraft Spruce & Specialty for all your building and pilot supplies!

© 2021   Created by Zenith.Aero.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service