Dumped rivets on front assembly

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Postby flyalaz » Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:36 am

I am interested to know how many other planes out there have dumped solid rivets on the front assembly?
A dumped rivet is basically a bent nail, and has reduced holding power compared to a properly formed rivet with a nice round upset end. The picture attached shows what I found on my front end during rebuild. You can see the typical "baby bootie" shape a dumped rivet has, and in most cases, you can see a part of the hole exposed by the malformed bucking.
I am curious because I know of at least three planes with similar front end snags.

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