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Old 09-21-2021, 06:57 PM
subpar_bucker subpar_bucker is offline
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Default Cotter pin insertion for F-00098 in 25iS/U-06

Stupid question: did anyone else have issues getting their cotter pin inserted into the hole in F-00098? Googling doesn't yield anyone else struggling. I put my seats together a few years ago but left this step undone until attempting it today. Eyeballing the hole, it looks very tight. I filed a tiny bit of the short end of the cotter pin hoping that sloping it would ease insertion - but no dice yet.

Any advice appreciated.
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Old 09-21-2021, 08:14 PM
Bob Y Bob Y is online now
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Don’t recall this being an issue during my build, but maybe run a reamer through the hole to remove any possible burrs. Might try twisting a hole deburrer on each side of the hole first to chamfer the hole edges a bit.
Bob Y - builder 12iS E-LSA
N569TT first flight 2/9/2020
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Old 09-21-2021, 09:33 PM
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I remember this being a tight squeeze. I think it was simply a little burr on the hole. You can try some sandpaper or a deburring bit.. or maybe even just an awl. Worse case is you can use a drill bit to open the hole a small amount.
Rob Carsey, North Brunswick NJ
RV-12iS (N713) / Completed 12/2020
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Old 09-22-2021, 08:16 AM
subpar_bucker subpar_bucker is offline
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Thanks for the suggestions. I was able to clean up the hole (must have been a burr) and insert the pins successfully afterwards.
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