Monthly Archives: October 2012

  • Rudder Pulley

    Posted on 13. October 2012 by Thomas in Controls, Fuselage, Recent Posts.

      I decided to install pulleys at the front and back of the forward fuselage. The angle of the cable is changed by more than 3 degrees, so I prefer a pulley instead of the cable guides as written in the manual. I  used 1 1/2″ pulleys from ACS (05-29725), a cheap solution and much […]

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  • Hanger Finally Fixed

    Posted on 13. October 2012 by Thomas in Controls, Fuselage, Recent Posts.

      The hanger is finally fixed. The tubes will be installed later, just before the wings are installed. Other than the instructions in the manual I fixed the hanger with AN3-5A bolts instead of RV-1613 rivets. This has the advantage to be able to dismount, but the main reason is shear load on the hanger. […]

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  • Bell Crank Brace Cutout

    Posted on 13. October 2012 by Thomas in Controls, Fuselage, Recent Posts.

      The space between the tube (CC-50 to the mixer) was not enough. When pulling the mixer arm in the highest possible position, the tube touched the bell crank brace. To overcome this I cut (or better filed) a small cutout into the bell crank brace.

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  • Bell Crank P/P connection

    Posted on 13. October 2012 by Thomas in Controls, Fuselage, Recent Posts.

      I didn’t like the suggested method in the manual how to connect the tube coming from the control column to the bell crank. The manual suggested to leave off the jam nut. That would mean all the movement in the tube (originating from moving the control column forth and back) had to be covered […]

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