Monday, February 14, 2022
- Removed Rivet Nut that was damaged during installation. Didn't realize it was damaged until I tried to put a screw in, it then got tight and stuck when backing it out. That turned into a big job!
- Finished installing rivnuts for all floor board mounts
- Checked to ensure we have matching pairs for horizontal stab, elevator, wing tips and window frames
- Played with the door a little, created (but did not install) the latch
Drilling out a rivnut
Out of 48, 5 were bad, those 5 were within the first 10 that I pulled. I made a few adjustments to the rivet nut gun (lightened up the pull) and the remaining 38 were all fine.
All rivnuts for the floor boards are installed!
I placed a screw in each rivnut by hand. If it didn't go in by hand, I removed the rivnut and pulled another. One of the bad rivnut's that I had I could not remove the screw. It began dragging and then backing it back out was nearly impossible. In fact, I broke a screw in half twisting it back out. I had to drill for a while on that one.
Completed Rivnut Install
Just scoping out the door and window frames
Looking for a short task. We received two left pilot rudder pedals, so wanted to just double check other paired parts since a truck is coming in soon.
How does the door latch work?
Curiosity got the best of us. We did a little assembly, just enough to see how it works.
Check for left and right window frames