RV Aircraft Tool Kit Options
Many RV Aircraft Builder's ask what optional tools are needed to build their airplane. The basic RV Tool Kit includes everything needed. There are some tool kit options that some builders elect to purchase.
Additional squeezer yokes in the Longeron style and 4-inch thin nose (no-hole) yoke will get into more places than only the standard 3-inch yoke. About 20% of builders purchase these additional yokes. Without them the builder can always use the rivet gun and bucking bar for those rivets.
Angle drills that use 1/4-28 threaded drill bits are purchased by about 10% of builders. This drill will get into spaces as small as 2-inches. As an alternative, use the 12-inch extended drill bits and come in from the other side to drill the hole.
RV Quick Build kits require less clecos than the full build kit. About 20% of the builders build the quick build and opt for the reduced number of clecos.
The best way to determine your options is to decide if you want to use the rivet gun and bucking bar more and come up with some other methods to make a few holes by using the extended drill bits.
Good Luck on your RV airplane!