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Old 04-11-2021, 08:22 PM
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Default Bushing for manual aileron trim

I'm putting together the manual aileron trim, and there is a .437 snap bushing with a nominal 1/4 diameter that needs to be opened out to 5/16. Vans says use a Dremel; the snap bushing scoffs at the bits available to me. The snap bushing responded to the drill bit as predicted by Vans - destroyed....

Who knows the Dremel attachment to eat that hard plastic? Or is there a better alternative. I suppose I could fashion a Delrin block to take a 5/16 hole and screw it on there....
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Old 04-11-2021, 09:02 PM
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Default Dremel with stone

Did this so long ago, had to refer to my Kitlog to see how I did it. I used a pointed stone in the Dremel and carefully opened up the snap bushing to the required size. Didn't seem like a big deal at the time and the manual trim still works after 170+ hours. YMMV.
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