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Rivets & Sheet Metal Construction
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Location: Homebuilders Hangar
Presenter: Sebastien Heintz
All-metal aircraft designs offer many advantages. An overview of the design and construction of simple light aircraft, such as the Zenith CH 750 or CH 650, which utilize semi-monocoque sheet-metal 6061-T6 aluminum alloy construction and the extensive use of blind (pulled) rivets. Modern computer-aided CAD design and CNC kit manufacturing makes all-metal aircraft kits easier and quicker to build, with final hole-size match drilled parts and sub-assemblies.