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Rv tools

Unread post by dakx3 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:02 pm

Hi guys.
I'm in the process of getting my rv8 empennage kit. My question is to do with the tools.
What is the best option, to go and buy a complete Avery rv tool kit, which seems to be around 30k, or do you think there will be builders who would part with their used tools once completed? And if going with the Avery option, does one need the complete kit or are some of the tools not necessary?
Thanks for the help.
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Re: Rv tools

Unread post by Jan » Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:30 pm

I would buy the complete recommended tool kit from Cleaveland Tool plus some extras. Most builders hang on to their tool kits as most of the tools are needed down the road when one do your inspections, normal maintenance or when you have to perform an AD like recently came out on the empennages
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Re: Rv tools

Unread post by Eddie » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:21 pm

I am in almost the same position as dakx3, I was wondering the same thing. Which upgrades and ekstras would be recommended when taking the complete airframe tool kit from cleveland? Like swopping the c-frame for the DRDT-2 and the 3X for the sioux-2?
Cant we get some of those tools here in SA for a bit cheaper?
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Re: Rv tools

Unread post by Jan » Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:10 am

In my opinion it is good if you can afford to swop for the DRDT-2, but it is OK to work with the C-frame.
The problem with the DRDT-2 is that the thing is heavy and will almost double your shipping costs.

Then I would recommend buying the following extras from them. There might be one or two that I have missed.

ADAKITW Angle Drill with the set of threaded bits.
ADGKITW Die Grinder kit.
WWR4 Washer Spanner set.
WTR941 Safety Wire Pliers.
WSC20 Safety wire (X1).
WSC41 Safety Wire (X1).
Extra CLP20 CLeco pliers (X2).
Extra packs of MP40 Twin Tip Sharpies (X2).
Extra packs of #40 and #30 Jobber drills (X3).


If you are building an RV10 you will also need the BBRV10 Bucking bar. I can bring the kit in for you as well as I represent Cleaveland here.
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Re: Rv tools

Unread post by ibeaton » Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:52 am

I agree with Jan 100% and would also include several extra
3M Cut & Polish Wheel - 1" 3MW7A1
Which are most useful for de-burring and getting rid of sharp edges in hard to do places like wing ribs etc.
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