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Doran Jaffas
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  • I have thought about building an AL angle LSA. I have a concern about two rivet joints acting like a pair of scissors. resulting in the shear failure of one of the rivets. I had thought to stop that by using AN bolts of the same dia. as the rivets, washers and castelated nuts, saftied with cotter keys. The AN bolt is 3 times as strong as the rivet of the same diameter, and a lot more chafe resistant.
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    Frank Stark
    You mentioned that you owned an AL angle bolted aircraft, and I would appreciate any input that you can give me. My model that I am following is the USN trainer, the New Standard NT-1, which I understand had a similar fuselage construction. It had a reputation for being as close to student/cadet proof as a trainer could be, and easy to repair when they crunched one.
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    Frank Stark
    Any advice? Thank you
    Doran Jaffas
    Doran Jaffas
    Feel free to call me frank. I'd be happy to talk to you about that type of construction.
    Doran Jaffas
    616-350-1463
    Eastern time
    Ionia, Michigan
    Flying my Tailwind W8 regularly this past winter. As opposed to 2018/19. Made the cold months much easier for me to deal with😁
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