Saturday, November 12, 2011

Chapter 936 Meeting - Sheet Metal Workshop

Pat had invited Chad Haring for this meeting, a fellow aviator with Skywest and an expert sheet metal worker involved in years past with the McDonnell Douglas MD-80.

We discussed different areas of aircraft sheet metal work including: alodine, dissimilar metal corrosion and prevention, especial tools, cutting and preparing sheet metal, riveting using a rivet gun as well as a rivet squeezer.

After the presentation, we all had the opportunity to try the different processes.  Thanks to Art Granger for the use of his Hangar, the tools and his support!

Here are some snapshots of the workshop:

Here is a video on flush rivets to give you an idea of what is involved:

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