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Postby russell » Mon Nov 28, 2005 4:00 pm

Anyone remember what the length of the stainless steel rivets that came with the series1 kit was?

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Postby Guest » Wed Nov 30, 2005 9:39 pm

Rivets to use for what part of plane ??
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Postby russell » Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:42 am

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.

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Postby Shannon » Thu Dec 01, 2005 11:44 am

CCP 42 and 46 (long grip) stainless rivets from Spruce.

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/h ... nrivet.php
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Postby russell » Thu Dec 01, 2005 12:32 pm

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?

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Postby Shannon » Thu Dec 01, 2005 1:00 pm

This chart gives the grip lengths for 1/8 Dia. CCP 42, 44, 46 rivets. http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/h ... etable.php
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Postby russell » Thu Dec 01, 2005 1:38 pm

Great. That's what I needed to know. Thanks a bunch.

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Postby Chappy » Sun Dec 04, 2005 12:49 am

Russell,

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

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Postby uscgairdale » Sun Dec 04, 2005 6:26 am

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.
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Postby lazairiii » Sun Dec 04, 2005 11:56 pm

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.

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