Robert Crawford's Blog (8)


A friend and I are flying commercial to Oshkosh, well, we will be landing in Green Bay, GRB. Our flight is schedualed to land at 3:31 pm and we will take a shuttle to Airventure. If there is anyone willing to share a ride or give us a ride let me know, Other wise we will hire the shuttle and if anyone needs a ride they can hop on board.



Added by Robert Crawford on July 11, 2011 at 1:55pm — 3 Comments


While waiting for some extra hands to stow my left wing I decided to polish a section. After cleaning it with mineral spirits I went over it with Nuvite F9 and it REALLY brought out some hand prints that I didn't see before. I went over it again with F9 and the prints are still there. Anybody got a solution.

Added by Robert Crawford on June 25, 2011 at 7:06pm — 3 Comments

Solid Rivets

Got my buddy Jamie over today to help with the solid rivets on the elevator trailing edge. I thought they were going to be hard to do but not so. It was pretty easy with the both of us, I held everything in place, straight and level and Jamie whacked the rivet setting tool with a 2 lb. ball peen hammer and it worked just fine. I even drilled one out and that was a piece of cake too. I only have one question. I accidently drilled three holes 1/8" instead of 3/32", how much should I cut off of a… Continue

Added by Robert Crawford on December 13, 2009 at 9:48pm — 4 Comments

Nebraska City

I am going to be in Nebraska City working from 9-15-09 until 10-22-09 and would like to take a look at any projects in the area. If anyone is in that area and willin' just e-mail me at;

Added by Robert Crawford on September 5, 2009 at 8:15pm — No Comments

Wing spar webs

Got brave today and cut the wing spar webs. After I come up with some kind of Rube Goldburg contraption to hold everything flat and secure, I'll use the fly cutter to cut the .95 mm holes. Debating on how to do the spar rivets, buy a rivet squeezer or build the rivet setter. Any suggestions?

Added by Robert Crawford on July 30, 2009 at 10:02pm — 3 Comments

South Carolina

I would like to know if there are any builders/fliers in the North Carolina/South Carolina area. Someone that could not only answer a question or two but if not too far away, I could have a look first hand at what they have done.

Added by Robert Crawford on June 1, 2009 at 10:48am — 4 Comments

Rivet gun

Thanks to all for the replies about the Riveter. I have purchased one from H/F and will try to hone out the tips.

Added by Robert Crawford on May 30, 2009 at 10:19am — 1 Comment

Rivet gun

A couple of weeks ago there was a discussion about the pneumatic rivet gun supplied by Zenith as compared to one from Harbor Freight. I would like to know how you “cupped” the riveter heads in order to get the dome effect as called for in the plans. And once again, do you think the cheaper gun is worth while? Sorry to ask this but I’m new and don’t know how to access the archives.

Added by Robert Crawford on May 26, 2009 at 8:21am — 5 Comments

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