RV Tool Kit Detail Components
RV tool kits have several options depending upon the RV aircraft model being built and whether the airplane is a quick build or a "slow" build kit.
The basic kit includes the pneumatic squeezer and DRDT-2 dimpler which are considered must have tools.
In the options a builder may select the quick build option which deletes one-half of the clecos.
The RV-10 airplane option adds clecos, a special RV-10 bucking bar and additional squeezer and dimpler die sets.
In the area of air drills a builder may select between the standard 2700 RPM pistol drill or upgrade to a Sioux 1412 3600 RPM palm drill. Another drill that is optional is the 1/4-28 threaded angle drill. This unit is designed to fit in tight areas -- about 2-inches is enough room to drill with the angle drill.
The rivet gun has optional sizes. The 3X is by far the best choice for the RV beginning builder. The 2X gun hits too fast and is too hard to control. The slower blows-per-minute of the 3X rivet gun allows the builder much better control when riveting.
A great way to decide on which options you will need is by talking to other builders or discussing this on the forum at www.vansairforce.net. With many user groups for RV aircraft builders you will find many suggestions for your own unique configuration of your RV tool kit.