Rivet part numbers or specs

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Thr33Swords
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Rivet part numbers or specs

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Hi all,

I live in New Zealand and have started building a Sling TSi, making good process on the empennage at the moment.

Since we don't have a Sling factory here, if I wanted to order replacement rivets, I have to get them from South Africa, which will cost a lot in shipping while also delaying things as I wait for stuff to be shipped. For example, one of the stainless steel rivets used in the elevator didn't sit flush enough for my liking, so I removed it. But now I need to find a replacement rivet. It would be very inconvenient to have a single rivet sent to me from SA, so I am looking for a more local option.

So, does anyone know the part numbers or specifications for the rivets used by Sling? I know from another post that Sling uses Gesipa rivets, but if I can source something locally and approved for use in aviation with the same strength etc as the ones that come from the factory, then that would be fantastic.

Thanks!
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Re: Rivet part numbers or specs

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Brian Garrett
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Re: Rivet part numbers or specs

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Dear Brian,

We have 4 main suppliers for rivets, please see the table below for supplier details for the various rivets:

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Please do not hesitate to contact us with the following email address should you require further assistance:
technical@slingaircraft.com

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Sling Technical Team
Thr33Swords
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Re: Rivet part numbers or specs

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Massively late reply, but thank you!
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