HOMECOMMENTS/ARTICLES2016 HCAA CONTACTSPHOTO GALLERY

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 Sep 7, 2019 - After getting full rudder deflection, needed to
doing some extra clearance trimming.
 
 
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 Sep 7, 2019 - Plenty of clearance now.
 
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 Sep 7, 2019 - Sample of edge trim material.
 
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Sep 9, 2019 - Drilled out rivets where rudder stops attach.
 
 
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 Sep 10, 2019 - Straighten nose wheel and verified rudder pedals
even in anticipation of attaching rudder cables.
 
 
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 Sep 10, 2019 - Made a spacer bar of 369 mm to guarantee
rudder straight.  (Your mileage may vary. . . )
 
 
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 Sep 10, 2019 - Stop making positive contact with rudder horn. 
This will eventually be attached with A5 rivets.
 
 
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 Sep 12, 2019 - Checking the points where the saddle contacts
the elevator.  Filing where necessary to get as flat as possible.
 
 
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 Sep 12, 2019 - The saddle acts as the upper elevator stop. 
Max upper deflection is 30-32 degrees.
 
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 Sep 12, 2019 - September 12, 11:45 am, and it's 92 degrees
in the hanger.
 
 
 
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 Sep 13, 2019 - A short piece of L-angle is used.  I put a small
crimp in to create a bend to fit the curve of the saddle.
 
 
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 The L-angle now inserted into its proper location inside the saddle
to act as reinforcement.
 
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 Sep 13, 2019 - The L-angle will have to be bend upward to not
conflict with the elevator horn.
 
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 Sep 16, 2019 - Both reinforcing L-angles not attached to the
business end of the saddle.
 
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 Sep 16, 2019 - The L-angle bent up to avoid contact with the cable horn. 
Max bend for now and still have room for rivets.  Can bent further afterward.
 
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 Sep 16, 2019 - Potential position for hold-down tabs.
 
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 Sep 18, 2019 - Taped the hold-down tabs in the approximate locations. 

Bent the tabs slightly so they will sit flat on the horizontal stabilizer.

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 Sep 18, 2019 - These are the initial location marks as the tabs sat.
 
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 Sep 18, 2019 - After marking the elevator hinge line, tabs
adjusted and re-marked as shown by red lines.
 
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 Sep 18, 2019 - Final tabs will be trimmed smaller.  Circles indicate
intended rivet locations.
 
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 Sep 20, 2019 - The reduced size tabs give room for a reinforcing
L-angle along the centerline (small sample shown).
 
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 Sep 21, 2019 - The saddle hold-down tabs drilled in place.
 
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 Sep 21, 2019 - Saddle hold-down tabs riveted in place, and
all the messy lines cleaned up.
 
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 Sep 21, 2019 - Added L-angle along centerline to increase
support in this area.
 
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 Sep 24, 2019 - The saddle drilled through into the tabs, creating
the center points for the nutplates.
 
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 Sep 24, 2019 - Nutplates riveted in place.  I learned when dealing
with nutplates to enlarge the entrance hole beyond the screw size.
 
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 Sep 24, 2019 - The saddle attached with 10-32 screws.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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