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    Taxiing with Clecos

    Is it ok to put a bit of stress on something assembled with clecos? I was asked if it was ok to taxi an aircraft with the rear fuselage still mostly clecos and I don't have a clue if this can damage anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahramin View Post
    Is it ok to put a bit of stress on something assembled with clecos? I was asked if it was ok to taxi an aircraft with the rear fuselage still mostly clecos and I don't have a clue if this can damage anything.

    Why would you need to?

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    I would say it's a bad idea. Clecos don't hold nearly as securely as rivets. They're fine when used as intended, but vibration and bouncing around would wiggle them around and possibly elongate the holes.

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    Absolutely NOT!!!!!
    Mel, DAR since the Last Century, Specializing in Light-Sport and Experimental Aircraft. Certificated over 1,000 Light-Sport & Experimental aircraft.

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    Thank you both.

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