VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

-POSTING RULES
-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
w/a Donation






VAF on Twitter:
@VansAirForceNet

  #1  
Old 03-14-2023, 12:30 PM
tracy tracy is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: chattanooga,tn
Posts: 326
Default Rv8 elevator stop

What is used for aft/up elevator stop. While doing SB on tail, I noticed the elevator horn is hitting the aft vertical stab cross brace. I know this canít be right.
__________________
Tracy Willingham
RV-8
Powered Paraglider
Pitts S2B- sold
Chattanooga, Tn
Dues Paid
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-14-2023, 01:04 PM
scsmith scsmith is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ashland, OR
Posts: 3,474
Default

Yes, that is right. You notch out that cross piece to the correct depth to get the elevator deflection that is specified. The horn hits it.
__________________
Steve Smith
Aeronautical Engineer
RV-8 N825RV
IO-360 A1A
WW 200RV
"The Magic Carpet" Flying since Sept. 2009
Hobbs 725
also
1/4 share in 1959 C-182B (tow plane)
LS6-15/18W sailplane SOLD
bought my old LS6-A back!!
VAF donation Dec 2022
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-14-2023, 01:26 PM
scard's Avatar
scard scard is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Cedar Park, TX
Posts: 3,434
Default

Just to add a tiny bit of minutia, there can be enough variation in the elevator weldaments such that the notch could be of slightly different depths Left/Right for both controls to contact at the same time.
__________________
Scott Card
CQ Headset by Card Machine Works
CMW E-Lift
RV8 Building - fuselage / showplanes canopy. Last 90% reboot
RV-9A N4822C built flew 15yrs 2200+hrs.
VAF Advertiser
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-14-2023, 03:45 PM
PhatRV PhatRV is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: KAJO
Posts: 1,000
Default

I thought I am the only who has this problem. If time permits, I may put a delrin plate on top of the elevator stop so the arm will hit the delrin. Something to do the for post phase 1 testing.
__________________
RV8 (N38PV): 90% completed (90% to go)
Days to Final Installation: 999
Days to AWC: 999
Days to First Flight: 999
Painting: 99% completed
Donation paid through 2022
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-14-2023, 03:55 PM
rv8ch's Avatar
rv8ch rv8ch is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: LSGY
Posts: 5,161
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PhatRV View Post
I thought I am the only who has this problem. If time permits, I may put a delrin plate on top of the elevator stop so the arm will hit the delrin. Something to do the for post phase 1 testing.
I thought of doing this as well, but in reality, it's just not a problem. The only time you "hit" this stop is when doing "flight controls free and correct" or if you forget to secure the aircraft on a windy day.
__________________
Mickey Coggins

http://www.rv8.ch/help-people-in-ukraine/
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-14-2023, 05:37 PM
RV8JD's Avatar
RV8JD RV8JD is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 798
Default

DWG 78:

Click image for larger version

Name:	Screenshot 2023-03-14 at 4.35.34 PM.jpg
Views:	44
Size:	287.9 KB
ID:	39718
__________________
Carl N.
RV-8
KAWO
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:06 AM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.