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Old 01-15-2020, 06:55 PM
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did the Same thing myself. Fuse was ready but the wings nead paint, it was pretty motivating though to see it in a hangar and I am putting more time into the wings.

Keep building, it is almost nine years for me but it will fly this year!

nice paint , did you do it yourself?

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Old 01-15-2020, 11:31 PM
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nice paint , did you do it yourself?

Dave
The aircraft first flew in 1992, and the paint is probably as old. It's a decent job, kind of.
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Old 01-16-2020, 12:03 AM
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Today's view from the hangar...



With the aid of the same kind neighbor that helped me install the wings two days ago, I pulled the left wing. It turns out the end of a drilled rivet was what was pushing the spar leaves apart - especially annoying as I fastidiously vacuumed in there before sliding everything together.

The neighbor is a Fox News kind of guy, so he enjoyed the fact that the left wing had screwed everything up. What a gift.

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Wonderful progress, James. Would really love to see closeup detail pics of the spar slid into the spar bulkhead and the NAS tolerance bolts going in. Wishing you better luck with that left wing retrofit.
I haven't tightened any of them yet. The bolts that go through the reinforcing plate are close tolerance. The ones that go through the rest of the spar are standard.



Close tolerance bolts...



Yes, THESE ARE NOT TIGHTENED!



Afterwards, I did a bit more wiring. So close, yet so much more to do.

Then I discovered that the aileron push rod tube fouls the new autopilot servo that I fitted. This is really annoying.

This is how I had it set up originally. I couldn't get full right-back stick.



So I flipped the rod end bearing over to the other side of the servo crank. This solves pretty much everything, except that at full forward-left stick the extreme angle of the AP push rod causes the rod end bearings to bind on the through-bolts.

I played with it for an hour or two, then headed home. Total of 11 hours in the hangar today.

Here's where the panel is at right now. The registration is new - I bought it, but it hasn't been assigned yet. It's my wife's favorite number, plus the first letter of her name. I have to choose numbers and letters carefully because nobody here can understand my weird accent.

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Old 01-16-2020, 01:39 AM
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With regards to the AP binding issue, could anyone help me determine my elevator stops?

At full aft stick, the elevator bellcrank in the tail is arrested by aluminum angle structure at the end of the fuselage. I've dug around on the forum and that appears to be correct.

At full forward stick, there does not appear to be a stop, and a light scraping noise can be heard coming from near the bellcrank. At full right + forward, the stick contacts the throttle organ stop.

I presume this is not correct. Or rather, I don't like it one bit. Can anyone enlighten me?

In other news, I found this in my box of parts. It looks like a stop, and I suspect it was purchased by a previous owner to be fitted during the rebuild... but where does it go?

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Old 01-16-2020, 01:57 AM
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James, you’ll find the elevator stops depicted on the top of sheet #34 of the plans.
- F-611E is a spacer
- F-612B is an angle
I would suggest checking if both are installed...

As for the picture, looks like a rudder stop to me, though no clue as to how it would be affixed to VS
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Old 01-16-2020, 03:30 AM
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James, you?ll find the elevator stops depicted on the top of sheet #34 of the plans.
- F-611E is a spacer
- F-612B is an angle
I would suggest checking if both are installed...

As for the picture, looks like a rudder stop to me, though no clue as to how it would be affixed to VS
Thanks DC. I don't have any plans, just the builder's manual.

I didn't think I'd be getting this deep into the aircraft, but here I am!
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Old 01-16-2020, 03:40 AM
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well, since u are in the us, suggest you order one of those: https://shop.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bi...oduct=fd_plans

Good value indeed

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Thanks DC. I don't have any plans, just the builder's manual.

I didn't think I'd be getting this deep into the aircraft, but here I am!
This might help…



The UHMW control stop you've found is an alternate to the Van's items that rivet on the sides of the aircraft. It bolts onto the lower of the rudder attach horns on the VS spar.

https://www.flyboyaccessories.com/In...top-p/2102.htm
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Old 01-16-2020, 07:28 AM
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The nylon block you have there is a third party internal rudder stop. It gets fitted to the vertical stab and attached to one of the brackets that a rod end bearing attaches to. Clean design and works well on my 8. If you already have the external stops you don?t need it.
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Old 01-16-2020, 07:46 AM
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Soft copy of the plans are available - easier to use than paper.

Careful with the nylon rudder stop, it puts loads into areas of the structure not designed to react them.

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