Trevor & Dewey's RV-7 Construction Log

Wings - Fuel Tanks

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Date: 4/24/2010
Task: Replaced a few bad rivets on the drain flanges and filled the tooling holes in the outboard ribs.

Today I replaced 4 rivets on the drain flanges of the tanks. I couldn't set them correctly with the hand squeezer. After visiting the Avery Tools booth at Sun N' Fun I ran into another builder who suggested back-riveting those 6 rivets. It had never even occurred to me! It was the solution and worked very well.

Then I installed and sealed a #10 screw, washer, and nut on the outboard rib of each tank. It fit perfectly into the tooling hole.