July 17th 2000 (part4)
Week 3 of our follow-up of the building of a Pélican Sport from Ultravia Aero International Inc.
Pictures shown this week are loaded on 4 pages : page 3 regarding the fuselage, page 3 a for miscellaneous parts, page 3 b for the wings and this page for the tail assembly.
Here's a look at what the tail assembly will look like when finished.
On this side, rivets are in place to hold the metal sheating of the fin.
On the other side, the sheating is held in place by Clecoes.
Here Christian and Luc have agreed to remove the Clecoes in order to show you the interior structure of the fin. This is exactly what they have done during the inspection visit. This inspection have been completed with success, they can now move on closing these parts.
A view of the horizontal stabilizers and of one of the elevators during assembly in June.
You have seen this device on many pictures. It's a Cleco (pronounced Cleeco since these seem to be a derivative of Cleveland Company) (note that some manufacturers call them Cleko).
These fasteners are put in place and pulled out with "Cleco plyers". Clecoes are made with a metal cylinder in which a mecanism is inserted that expands when the plyers are released. Thus, they hold firmly together two sheats of metal. This temporary fastener facilitates manipulation of the parts and the installation of rivets.
Web site conception and production , text, pictures and illustrations : Jean-Pierre Bonin © 1999-2007
If you use my pictures or illustrations, please send me your web page address by e-mail.