Today I began with dimpling the VS-803PP rear spar. For dimpling I use the DRDT-2 dimpling machine. This is one of the “Must Have” tools. Yes, it is an expensive piece of kit but it is well worth it; not only in consistency of the dimples but also in being able to work quietly. As I am conducting this work in a basement apartment, excessive noise is a big factor that I need to me conscious of.
Here is a picture of how the dimples on the VS-803PP and countersinking on VS-808PP spar doubler interface each other.
Once the dimpling of the VS-803PP rear spar was done, I was able to move on to riveting. All my riveting today was accomplished with using the Main Squeeze that I got from Cleveland Tools. Most handheld rivet squeezers are pretty useless. The Main Squeeze is an entirely different beast and it works amazingly well. Again, money well spent.
Here is a picture of the front side of the VS-803PP rear spar. I’m very happy with how the rivets turned out.
And checking my riveting with the Go-No-Go gauge shows that my work is acceptable.
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