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Old 02-18-2021, 05:59 AM
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well,
we measured everything.flap rod was perfect. right control rod was 1/4 in short. left control rod was 1/8 in short.
corrected the lengths. replaced torque tubes and redrilled the new tubes
success. the rods clear the fuel pump but not my much.

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Old 02-18-2021, 08:30 AM
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Question - now that you changed lengths of control rods, will there be a noticeable roll induced when you lower the flaps?
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Question - now that you changed lengths of control rods, will there be a noticeable roll induced when you lower the flaps?
Not since he re-drilled the torque tubes. I did the same on one side of mine -- had to replace the torque tube, since it couldn't really be re-drilled. What you end up with is the exact same rigging and control motion, but the control rods are moving in the proper way.
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Old 02-19-2021, 05:26 AM
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I re-rigged and drilled new torque arms with the wings attached and flaperons set 1/8 inch below
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