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Tundra Building Tips
The following procedure will have the outsides of the parts de-burred,
leaving only the mating surfaces of the parts to be de-burred. This is
particularly useful when doing the wing skins, so they don’t have
to be flipped over to de-burr both sides.
Be sure to rivet the intermediate strut attachment points to the front
spar. The bend goes forward. This part is not mentioned in the manual.
Be sure to rivet both the top skin AND the leading edge at he same time.
The manual says to rivet the top skin to the front spar and then install
the leading edge pieces.
|While every builder has their own ideas on just what you need to put together a solid rivet airplane, here is a list of what I felt is needed and what isn't.|
|Must Have||Don't Need|
|Pnumatic Rivet Gun||Cleco jaw clamps|
|Pnumatic Cleco Tool|
Clecos (at least 500 3/32
|Quality drill bits for rivet and bolt sizes 1/16- 1/2 inch|
|Long drill bits for rivet sizes|
|Custom bucking irons|
|Punches slightly smaller then rivet sizes ( for punching out bad rivets)|
|Custom bucking tool used when removing bad rivets|
|Small 3 inch deep C clamps|
|6 inch C clamps|
|Files for deburring|
|Hand deburring tool|
|110 degree countersink (for deburring holes)|
|10-100 lb torque wrenches|
|Hand squeezer with 1.5 inch jaw|
|Tap to clean threads 1/4-20|
|Builders bench 4ftx16ft|