lots of different rivets out there,Cherrymax-4 or 1/8 in a Aluminum CR-32xx is 664# Shear, Monel CR-35xx 995# That may not be the determining factor, the thickness of the sheet and bearing against the sheet may be your least shear value. (sheet failure) .....Bruhn 73 chapter D1No, this would be aircraft quality stainless steel blind rivets. I am leaning toward them because they would be as strong as solid aluminum rivets. But I am thinking that if I am using -4 blind aluminum rivets, would that be a suitable replacement for a -3 solid aluminum rivet?
I am using -3 solid aluminum rivets on the top wing skins but I must use blind rivets on the bottom because I cannot reach inside when I am riveting the bottom skins. So I am wondering if -4 aluminum rivets wold be okay.
Tape the sides and edges of the bucking bar to reduce the chance of impact damage when bucking close to structure that's perpendicular to the pieces being riveted, or in the event that you slide off the rivet.You msy be able to shoot solids there too. You can leave most of the skin undone and work your way out, reaching through lightening holes as required.
I try to use AD rivets. Most are AD-3 but where I can not fit the bucking bar I do use the BA style from Bay State. My most prevalent BA-CCPS-03-02-B andproppastie..
"I use SS from Bay State,..." Are You talking about BRs from Bay Supply https://www.baysupply.com/123973/Category/Blind-Rivets ?????