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  • Rivnuts Mounting Cased Battery where you need it

    I've been frustrated by several frames and either the water bottle mounts in the wrong spot to fit a battery, or none at all.
    Several articles suggested rivnuts but I found that $150 tools were oppressive to my budget for a half dozen mounts and uses.
    Some due diligence and what I preach, Googling, found a small hand tool version from the premier aircraft builders site, Aircraft Spruce.

    $21.50 and First class shipping for a total of $25. eBay for a quick grab of 20 M6x15MM Stainless rivnuts for under $10 delivered and I'm in.
    AS customer service tells me the mandrels are M4 M5 and M6

    Now I can mount my batteries where I want and even have my water bottle mount back!
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    You simply drill a hole of the precisely correct diameter, push the rivnut / nutsert into the hole..."compress" the item with the supplied tool, and you have a steel threaded insert in any spot that you can safely drill a hole.

    This is an AWESOME post, thank you for finding this tool, Louis.


    • Rodney64
      Rodney64 commented
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      Yes a very good post

    • Louis
      Louis commented
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      Looks like mine finally is on the way. Aircraft Spruce was the lowest price from a known source, known to me that is.
      Aircraft Spruce also has ACF50. From testing one of the top treatments for electrical connections as well as a lubricant and corrosion protector.

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      I installed rivnuts with just a bolt a nut and a washer, no special tool needed, you Tube it