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What is a Hot Rivet?
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Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 07:27 AM UTC
This may be a dumb question but Iíve been looking at kits on Hobbylinc and in the ďRequiresĒ column I keep seeing Hot Rivet listed.

Just what the heck is a Hot Rivet and what do you do with it?


Thanks.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 07:42 AM UTC
What kit imparticular??? i'm not seeing it......
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Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 07:56 AM UTC
I know the Humvee Liberator by Hobby Craft listed one.

Hereís a link to it.
http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/hcc/hcchc6010.htm

Iíve noticed a few other with it listed but canít remember which they were.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 08:46 AM UTC
Jacob, my guess would be a soldering iron. I did a search of the hot rivet at Hobbylinc and thats what came up. I also thought that as much when I saw that the kit needed 2 AA Batteries.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 09:20 AM UTC
Thanks Joe. That could be.

The kit has a motor in it so it could need some soldering. And now that I think of it I believe one of the other kits that listed it included copper parts.

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Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 09:59 AM UTC

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Just what the heck is a Hot Rivet and what do you do with it?



IIRC this is when a pin is melted to join two parts, as in the old (before glueable) single run / old rubber tracks etc...
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