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12-03-2005 09:14 AM  12 years agoPost 1
PETER ROB

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A friend of mine asked me to glaze the front windows of a second hand Huey for him, I decided to rivet, total length of time for the job was over a minute per rivet, any one got a faster process that looks like the real thing

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12-03-2005 01:27 PM  12 years agoPost 2
Christopher J

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A rivet kit.

Christopher J
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12-03-2005 04:26 PM  12 years agoPost 3
PETER ROB

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Glazing

Christopher Does the rivet kit hold the glazing in place

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12-03-2005 06:17 PM  12 years agoPost 4
MichaelP

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Hi,
Rivets are purely cosmetic. I have fixed my Squirrel windscreen in place with 10ba screws and nuts and it looks great.
Michael

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12-03-2005 08:56 PM  12 years agoPost 5
PETER ROB

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Skypilot I tried 1.6 mm nuts and bolts on the EC135 7.5 hours to install I was looking for some thing quicker also the rivets in my opening post are not cosmetic they are functional as they hold the glazing in place

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12-03-2005 11:42 PM  12 years agoPost 6
PETER ROB

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CJ
THis thread is about rivets

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12-04-2005 02:27 AM  12 years agoPost 7
Christopher J

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I know the thread is about rivets, but I did't understand that you were looking for functional rivets.

Christopher J
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12-04-2005 10:21 AM  12 years agoPost 8
MichaelP

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Sorry I mis-read your post, I didn't realise that you wanted functional rivets to hold your glazing in place.
I used screws and nuts on my Squirrel windscreen simply because the full-size heli I modeled mine on had the same type of fixing.
Unfortunately I don't know of anyone who does functional rivets, having
said that if you know someone with a model makers lathe I would have thought it would be possible to make them but I would imagine it would very time consuming.
Michael

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12-06-2005 09:19 PM  12 years agoPost 9
Ken Gale

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Hi,
I've used the Vario rivets for years to hold all sorts of scale detail on helis. For windows or air scoop etc, providing you can get to the inside, drill the 1mm hole pop the rivet in and then dab the protruding bit on the inside with a soldering iron. If you can't get to the inside, good 'old fashioned' superglue them in. You'll find that that will hold a surprising amount!
Ken

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