Well, I was outside working on the floors, trim, and shoe molding for the house today, and I had the urge to set some rivets. I got out the left elevator, and located a few candidates.
I had left a few of the trailing edge area rivets unsqueezed on the left elevator, because I didn’t have any way to reach them. now that I have my no-hole yoke, I could squeeze them.
No pictures, but they went in okay.
I moved on to the trim tab, where I squeezed two more on the inboard side, and then decided to try the last 4 rivets of the empennage…the trim tab outboard riblet I made.
3 of them went in no problem. The 4th? Nope. Drilled out twice, screwed up the hole, drilled to #30, used an oops rivet, still messed it up, drilled again, finally set, but it’s pretty ugly. I know it’s not structural, but that in combination with a couple other things means I’m probably going to join the “multiple trim tab” club.
But, the good news? Napa is having a sale on their MS7220 Self-Etching Primer.
[after walking into local Napa store]
Me: Good morning. I am looking for a can of 7220 Self-etching Primer. I usually use about a can per month, but I’ll buy a case if you can give me a volume discount.
Napa lady: No.
Lady: But I’ll sell you however many you want at the super sale price of $5 a can.
Me: Whoa! sweet! What’s the deal? Is Napa discontinuing this stuff?
Lady: Nope, they just choose to discount stuff every once in awhile.
[bought two cases]
Anyway. 10 rivets set, 3 drilled out. (This is not helping my average.) Half hour.