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21-10 Nose Skin Blind Rivets

The rivet holes in the nose skin need final drilling with a #33 to allow a MK-319-BS rivet to fit. Interestingly, later on for the ailerons on page 22-08, Vans suggest a slightly smaller #34 drill for these rivets???

Anyway, you’ll need a long drill bit to get access to the holes near the hinge assemblies.

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I used my pneumatic rivet gun to set these rivets, which made the process easy and enjoyable.

The wedge technique worked well for the holes near the hinges.

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The manual stipulates solid rivets for the end ribs, so I positioned the flaps across the bench to get better access.

Then a straightforward job to set these rivets with the squeezer.

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