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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 4:00 pm
by russell
Anyone remember what the length of the stainless steel rivets that came with the series1 kit was?

Russell

PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 9:39 pm
by Guest
Rivets to use for what part of plane ??

PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:42 am
by russell
The manual list only the aluminum rivets, identified as short (1/4") and long (3/8"). All aluminum rivets to be used are the short unless noted on plan as to be either long or steel. When the manual calls for a steel rivet, no length is given, just use the steel rivet at this particular location.

Russell

PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 11:44 am
by Shannon
CCP 42 and 46 (long grip) stainless rivets from Spruce.

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/h ... nrivet.php

PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 12:32 pm
by russell
Thanks Guest and Shannon for taking the time to respond.
Shannon, I found the rivet you are using and the technical data gives the maximum grip length. Do you know what the minimum grip length might be? Also, might you know what the total sleeve length for the corresponding grip?

Russell

PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 1:00 pm
by Shannon
This chart gives the grip lengths for 1/8 Dia. CCP 42, 44, 46 rivets. http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/h ... etable.php

PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 1:38 pm
by russell
Great. That's what I needed to know. Thanks a bunch.

Russell

PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 12:49 am
by Chappy
Russell,

A little more information you might find interesting on the blind rivets used in Lazairs: http://lazair.com/forum/index.php?showt ... #entry3398

Chappy

PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 6:26 am
by uscgairdale
For more critical structural areas do you think that that rivets such as the cherrymax line are worth the expense over stainless rivets? I think that they're something like $38 per 100.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 11:56 pm
by lazairiii
Guys, just a quick observation regarding the Cherry Max rivets. As many of you know, I finished up my Lazair Kit a few months ago, but before I actually began construction, I aquired samples of the Cherry Max rivets as I too has heard that they were a good replacement. Not so in my opinion. I felt completely unsatisfied with the Cherry Max rivets. I was very uncomfortable with the ease of the Cherries as how soft and easy they "poped" and how easy they drilled out. I was unimpressed and used Avex rivets exclusevely, and have complete confidence in the way they worked.

But that's just me. Get a few Cherries and compare them side by side with the Avex rivets like I did and draw your own conclusions...but I'll bet you end up with Avex.

George Curtis