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Old 06-03-2021, 08:03 AM
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Default Trim Pushrod Issue

I have a question that I'm pretty sure I know the answer to.
When I match drilled the trim pushrod I was off a little which caused the rivet not to sit perfectly square. As you can see in the pic it caused the rivet to fold. When I went to set the 2nd rivet it started to do the same so I stopped. What would you recommend?
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Old 06-03-2021, 08:10 AM
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For the function they serve they’re probably ok, but I wouldn’t compromise build quality on something like this. I’d carefully drill them out. But from the photos, they appear to be too long. Double check the size before reinstalling.
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Old 06-03-2021, 09:15 PM
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The rivet is in shear. The shop head is basically a retaining device to keep the rivet in the hole. I wouldn’t worry about it. But yon can never go wrong replacing it unless you screw up drilling it out.
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Old 06-04-2021, 04:17 AM
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Not the prettiest rivets but feel it's acceptable.
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Old 06-04-2021, 02:02 PM
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I think they are really good
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Old 06-04-2021, 08:26 PM
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Default How are you riveting them?

I found if I wasn’t VERY stable with those, folding was a problem. My final technique was well jigged pushrod in my c-frame and my 3x gun with the pressure up 10-20 psi from normal. That first hit or three really made the difference. I had more problems with the aileron pushrods. I made a few extra before I found my setup.
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Old 06-04-2021, 08:30 PM
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I used a hand squeezer.

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I found if I wasn’t VERY stable with those, folding was a problem. My final technique was well jigged pushrod in my c-frame and my 3x gun with the pressure up 10-20 psi from normal. That first hit or three really made the difference. I had more problems with the aileron pushrods. I made a few extra before I found my setup.
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Old 06-04-2021, 11:24 PM
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Not the prettiest rivets but feel it's acceptable.
I know the feeling.. I didn’t build my plane, but have been doing upgrades. At one point I was stressing about how some of my rivets were looking, but finally realized that I wasn’t going to crash since I was only installing brackets to hold my ADSB-IN box behind the panel.
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