This is not a comprehensive listing of the tools required but represents a good start. There are a number of good tool suppliers and there is no need to purchase top of the range tools such as Snap-On. Suppliers of equivalents can provide a good balance between cost and quality. A good guideline is buy what you can afford and what feels good in the hand.
Kinchrome produce a suitable model for 1/4” drives that will meet the need but there are a number of suppliers
Set of imperial combination spanners to 9/16” diameter
Set of imperial ring spanners up to 9/16” diameter.
Spanners come in all combinations and generally you can never own enough variations.
Set of imperial flexible or rigid ratchet wrenches up to 9/16” diameter. (optional)
Trade Tools; www.tradetools.com provide a cost effective range of both
Full set of twist drills 1/32” to 5/16” Other sizes can be sourced as required
Long series twist drills 1/16 – 3/32” – 1/8” – 3/16” – 1/4” are useful when needed but not available at every hardware store
Screwdriver drill [low voltage] with a range of Phillips head bits in various lengths.
Battery drill capacity 3/8” [10mm] (Any recognized brand will meet requirements but ensure that includes two batteries).
Not required if a Bosch multi angle drill is chosen
Hand Reamer [intermediate]
5/32 and 1/4” hand (spar bolts) required. A hand reamer gives excellent results when used with a battery drill at a slow speed
3M Scotch bright Flap Wheel.
The ultimate flap wheel to finish off the edges of metal. Produces a ultra fine finish on the edge of aluminium to remove manufacturing marks. Can be used in a drill press or battery drill
Required to counter sink holes for the nust plates. For the installation of countersunk pop rivets used in this task a 120 deg angle counter sink is required. Consider a slim line for this project
Pneumatic drill 45 degree: ACAT 45 degree angle mini drill – Yardstore parts #12111 or equivalent
Battery Drill multi angle: Bosch 10.8v Cordless Angle Drill GWB 10.8V-Li BB features a 0/22.5/45/67.5/90 head angle
The kit assembly requires a large quantity of pop rivets are to be installed and use of a powered riveter is indispensable. A capacity of 3/32” to 5/32” is required.
For those with access to a suitable compressor a pneumatic riveter is the preferred option however where restriction may apply a battery operated riveter can be considered.
A battery pop riveter will cost 6 time the cost of a equivalent pneumatic model. The cheapest option in Australia is to purchase from the UK to obtain a 240V charger. A qualified electrician will be required to replace the UK plug.
Pneumatic Riveter: ACAT Pneumatic pop riveter – Yardstore part #12603 or equivalent
Battery Riveter: Accubird 12 or 14V
Drill Press – Use a dedicated drill press not a holder for a portable drill as they cannot drill a square hole under load.
Ryobi Press shown
Dimpler: A series of 1/8” holes in the leading edges have to be dimpled to allow the installation of counter sunk pop rivets and this will require a dimpler. The factory recommended option is shown opposite for information.
Flying Legend Australia will investigate an alternative option as this assembly or equivalent is not available in Australia at this time.
Clecos: A range of clecos are required to assemble the various parts of the kit including the Hex Nut clecos for assembly of the main longerons.
K Series Spring Clecos – 5/32” x 250 – Yardstore part #11011 or equivalent
K Series Spring Clecos – 1/8” x 400 – Yardstore part #11012 or equivalent
Hex Nut Draw Clecos – 5/32” x 0.5 to 1.5” grip – 125 off – Yardstore part #11164 or equivalent
Note: Quantity may vary with assembly requirements