Ivan's RV-7

Rivets used in a RV-7

Summary for the rivets used in the RV-7 empennage kit. The data was taken primarily from the https://www.baysupply.com and was not verified. Use at your own risk.

Rivet Shear (lbf) Tensile (lbf) Hole (in) Grip range Flush? Other P/N Notes
CS4-4 155 205 .129-.136 .059-.256 Y (120º) GSMC42-44APG Used for attaching fairings
MK-319-BS 258 292 .113-.117 .000-.090 Y (120º) TLPK319BS Similar to AN426AD3
BSPQ-5-4 525 450 .160-.164 .126-.250 N BSPQ-05-04 Tensile similar to AN470AD4, shear similar to AN470AD5
MSP-42 550 700 .129-.133 .063-.125 N SSD42SSBS Similar to AN470AD5 in strength
LP4-3 162 236 .129-.136 .039-.197 N GSMD41-43APG Similar to AN470AD3 in strength
AD-41-ABS 155 235 .129-.133 .032-.062 N AD41ABS Rolled leading edges
AN426AD3 179 262 N/A Y (100º) MS20426AD-3
AN426AD4 319 466 N/A Y (100º) MS20426AD-4
AN470AD3 179 262 N/A N MS20470AD-3
AN470AD4 319 466 N/A N MS20470AD-4

Driven rivet specifications (according to the MIL Spec):

Rivet Size Minimum Diameter Minimum Thickness Maximum Thickness
3/32 0.122 0.038 0.050
1/8 0.163 0.050 0.070
5/32 0.203 0.062 0.092