Composite Clecos


Builders of sheet metal airplanes know to buy a gazillion clecos so that they can hold their plane together for riveting.  Well, we composite builders have equivalents -- dry wall screws!  I use dry wall screws typically to hold pieces of foam together while fit-checking, gluing, and glassing.   Dry wall screws have the advantages of holding things very securely without causing damage to cores like nails, bondo, or dabs of 5-minute glue. 

In this picture I'm using the dry wall screws to hold the pilot's armrest together during fit-checking.

  


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