Hi Jacob, I assume you and your new bride made it back to Aussieland by now. I enjoyed talking with you, and hope you can find a way to get a Corvair engine to remake. If I can help, ask and I'll see what's possible. As I mentioned, I do have cores.
Jacob, thanks for adding to the Solid Rivet removal blog. Like many builders, I had no experience and not much guidance.
I was about to start on the Wing Doubler and realized I had to remove more solid rivets and had success from the tail. This time I didn't drill out the heads to minimize layer separation, there was still some, but I would tap the material down and the rivet came out with light tapping with the riveting hammer. If I had an actual punch set for the riveting hammer, it would have only taken one hand and I could have used a socket on the other side over the rivet head to hold down the back layer.
So, you are totally correct, but as you say, Bottom line: do it the way you feel most comfortable and most likely it will be the more successful method.
yes mate Did you get the newsletter and the bit about Sport Air ? If you can afford to get the rest of the plane parts shipped in one lot it would work out cheaper in the long run.. call me if you want to talk..
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