Tuesday 23 February 2021

2021-02-18 Practise

My first attempts to set rivets!
About 50% were okay.
Some flush rivets became slightly too countersinked.
(i gueess)
The universal ones is okey from this side.
(no smileys)
On the back-side we can se that some rivets are over-squeezed.
(more practise)
My Hand Rivet Squeezer/Dimpler
and my first dimpled holes!
Two of them just a little over-dimpled.
(i guess)
The two types of rivets that i tested with.
470 is the Universal head Rivet.
426 is the Flush head Rivet.
Slim Micro-Stop.
Countersink Bit #30 (and #40 mounted).
Deburr/Countersink 100 degrees.
AES 3/8 Chuck Drill 4000 rpm (nice sound).
#40, #30 Drill bits.
Automatic center punch.
Cleco Pliers.
"K" Cleco 1/8 fasteners.
Rivet 3X Gun (nice sound).
Rivet snap 1/8 (mounted).
Back Rivet Set.

Monday 16 November 2020

2020-11-16 F1 Fuselage JIG V

I created the JIG in Inventor Professional as well.
(Green painted Longerons, "Left and Right", waitning for firewall and bulkheads) 
I need to improve a little in this amazing software.
All radies are in the right place!
(more to come)

Monday 9 November 2020

2020-11-09 F1 Fuselage JIG IV

Centerline control with a laser instrument!

Perpendicularity between C-frames already checked!

Checking with my buddy "the Raven" too!

Hopefully soon time to order some fuselage frame parts!


Monday 13 July 2020

2020-07-13 F1 Raven Bird

A very fascinating bird.
Thnx to my GF who bought it to me.
It looks exactly like the F1 Rocket in the main image on this blog page!
A black taildragger!

 Ravens are one of the smartest animals!
Intelligence can be compared with both chimpanzees and dolphins.
Even a sharper sence of concistency than infants.
"One gram of raven brain contains almost Three times as many nerve cells as one gram of human brain. And the raven brain´s intelligence center, palladium, contains as many as 14 times more nerve cells per gram than what is found in the human cerebral cortex."
This one has a fixed canopy!

This landingear looks like from an RV-8!
No Wheel Pants fitted yet!

Monday 1 June 2020

2020-06-01 Tools

For the past four years I have accumulated some special tools.
First up is the rivet gun and its accessories.
Rivet Gun kit
Pneumatic Rivet Gun 3x, (Teasing Trigger, 3/16” Aluminium Rivet Capacity)
3 ½” Straight Rivet Sets (3/32”, 1/8”, 5/32”, and 3/16”)
Face Flush Set, - .401 Shank
Quick-change & Beehive Rivet Gun Retaining Spring
Click Style Brass Air Regulator
#670 and #638 Bucking Bars
Snap Flush with rubber ring
5.5” Long double offset snap 1/8”
Non Marking Back Rivet Set
Pro Hand ”Blind Rivet” Gun
4” Delux Hand Squeezer set
4” Stainless Steel Hand Squeezer
Universal Head Die Set 3/32”, 1/8”, 5/32” and 3/16”
Flush Head Die Set 1/8”, 3/16”, 1/4”, 5/16”, 3/8”, 7/16” and 1/2”
Dimple Die Set 3/32”, 1/8”, 5/32” and 3/16”
Rivets: (more info in next picture)
AN426AD-3-3.5 Dia=3/32” Length=7/32” Countersunk
AN426AD-3-4 Dia=3/32” Length=1/4” Countersunk
AN426AD-4-4 Dia=1/8” Length=1/4” Countersunk
AN426AD-4-5 Dia=1/8” Length=5/16” Countersunk
AN426AD-4-6 Dia=1/8” Length=3/8” Countersunk
AN470AD-4-6 Dia=1/8” Length=3/8” Universal
AN470AD-4-8 Dia=1/8” Length=1/2” Universal
AES 3/8” Chuck Drill 4000 rpm

Drill bits and various other things
15 different Drill bits
#40 Countersink Pilot
#30 Countersink Pilot
Slim Micro Stop (Adjustable in .001 increments)
Deburr 100°
Dimple Die Set
Universal Head Die Set
Flush Head Die Set
1/4” Bolts
MS 24694-S5 Screws
Metal Work
Dremel 4300 175w 35000 rpm 45 accessories
Hand Seamer 45 degrees
Fluting Pliers
Snip Cutter Right (old one)
River Accessories
Rivet Holder
Rivet Length Gauge
4PC Shop Head Rivet Gauge Set
Cleco Pliers
Rivet Fan Spacing/Layout Tool 10 Hole
”K” Series Cleco Pins 3/32 Silver
”K” Series Cleco Pins 1/8 Copper
”K” Series Cleco Pins 1/16 Black
”K” Series Cleco Pins 3/16 Brass
1” Cleco Side Grip Clamps
1/2" Cleco Side Grip Clamps
Nylon Spring Clamps
Metal Spring Clamps
Quick-Grip Clamps

(The next post will be about practical exercises)

Monday 2 March 2020

2020-03-02 F1 Fuselage JIG III

The JIG is finally done!
Thanks to Selångers Lastmaskiner for sponsoring materials and
workshop equipment etc.
  At home in the garage!
Middle and rear section!
Front section!
Lower mounting hole för firewall!
Upper mounting hole for firewall!
 I had to create a (special Jig) for the Fuselage-Jigs´s front section.
 A 28 mm thick MDF board that is absolutely straight and smooth!
Firewall-holes measured for mounting cross bars!
Front section layout!
Ready for welding!
Upper cross-bar in position!
 The front is fully assembled and welded together!
Metal work!
More metal work!
 Installation of support legs!
 Careful settings before welding!
Spirit level in the middle!
 I also had to check with a digital level!
Aluminium triangle angle ruler!
 Soon finished!
Ready for transport home!

(The next post will be about the Tools i ordered!)