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The majority of riveting on the RV-12iS is done with the LP4-3 Pop Rivet. Most go in very easily, but some require a great trick from Van's, an angled wedge that allows the installation of a Pop Rivet in situations where the pop rivet gun barrel is too large to use perpendicular to a surface.
EAA Chapter 323 went out to North Texas Regional Airport in Denison, TX to see Frank Connery's brand new RV-14A from Van's Aircraft. Frank has done a wonderful job building this unique aircraft. I know he will enjoy it immensely.
We started working on the vertical stabilizer and tried out "the wedge", using our new Milwaukee M12 cordless pop riveter. Very nice! The RV-12iS shown in the beginning of the video was built by high school students in McKinney, Texas.
Stuart Davis of Auto PSRU demonstrates a real time demonstration of his company's geared drive on an automotive engine, allowing the conversion of auto engines for aircraft use. Please visit our website: http://VansAircraftBuilders.com/