A proposed by experienced builders on the murphy builder list, we tapped the holes into the fuselage bottom. AN3 screws will replace the rivets. In this way I can remove the column mount later. It will probably be helpful when doing the panel.Continue Reading... No Comments.
This is the place, where the mixer arm will be installed to. I decided to put the green aluminum onto the side. Not required but seems good for the baggage compartment.Continue Reading... No Comments.
This sunday we could do some nice steps. The horizontal stabs are at least temporarily installed. I am happy with the result. It all fitted quite well, only a little sanding was required. The both stabs are perfectly levelled, the ancle of incident set to 1 degree. Nevertheless the stabilizers are perfectly in 90 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I am happy to have a lot of different levelling tools (“Wasserwaagen”). These are my favourites.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Horizontally the stabilizer has to be level. As you can see, we managed to set the right length of the strut.Continue Reading... No Comments.
The angle of the horizontal stabilizer has to be 1 degree down. As you can see, we managed this. The electronic level makes it very convenient to measure the corresponding angles.Continue Reading... No Comments.
After some sanding, here is the final mixer arm, ready for installation.Continue Reading... No Comments.
The mixer arm has to be fabricated out of a aluminum bar. This is definitely the point where you need a good band saw. Mine is not the best. But in the end it worked out well.Continue Reading... No Comments.
To minimize friction at the control column, I removed the black color. I think pure metal will have less friction in the lexan base than the black coating.Continue Reading... No Comments.
The delrin blocks in the bearing base were to tight. I had to sand them to allow a good fit of the control column. I used a tube of acrylic for this, it fits exactly.Continue Reading... No Comments.
This looks like a real fan shirt. In fact it was just by coincidence that Martin bought this shirt. I hope it still fits when he will fly the rebel in some years.Continue Reading... No Comments.