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Getting the problem rivet

When I got ready to rivet the elevator skin to the counterbalance arm, I did the problem rivet first, which is shown in the photo (click the picture for a blownup view - yeah I know, it's a picture of the right elevator). At this point, since the counterbalance arm is only riveted to the spar, I was able to push the front of the counterbalance over slightly away from the main spar, pivoting it on the attachment point. Then I was able to get my 4 inch yoke with the hand squeezer in between the counterbalance arm and the rounded front edge of the elevator skin to get to this rivet. After I got both rivets in on top and bottom, then I swung the arm back into position and did the rest of the skin rivets.

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