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Old 02-23-2021, 06:32 AM
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Kentlik,
Good morning Looks like excellent work done on the HS. Please note that the proper use of torque stripe is from the fastner(nut, bolt head) to the base metal. If it is used in the nut to bolt this does not show you any rotation if the 2 rotate together. Keep up the great work.
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Old 02-23-2021, 09:24 AM
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Kentlik,
Good morning Looks like excellent work done on the HS. Please note that the proper use of torque stripe is from the fastner(nut, bolt head) to the base metal. If it is used in the nut to bolt this does not show you any rotation if the 2 rotate together. Keep up the great work.
Thank you!
Thanks for the tip on the torque goo! I put it on to tell myself I had torqued the nut. Frankly didn't think of the actual area to place it and it seemed like a good place to see if the nut was slipping off the bolt. Good to learn something new every day!

I actually have to remove the darn thing as I got ahead of myself and forgot to drill the other side of the elevator horn...oh well, reset the darn thing.
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Old 02-24-2021, 02:05 PM
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elevators getting fitted

[IMG]elevators by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]

I haven't put her on the gear yet, I am vertically challenged and it is way easier to work on her when she is lower...
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Old 02-24-2021, 02:09 PM
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Old 02-24-2021, 03:02 PM
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Thank you, Mike! These last few steps have really helped to keep me slogging ahead.
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Old 02-27-2021, 10:18 AM
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Default Elevator horn drill

I got the horns accurately drilled last night. I made a jig as you would do normally to ensure the holes are straight and true. My horns were basically dead on and it was a push on which one was aft of the other.

[IMG]drill jig by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]elev3 by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]elev2 by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]elev by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]

I didn't have an aluminum block the correct dimension or the milling machine I sold last year to mill it so I stacked up material to get to the correct dimension. As it turns out the AL on the back worked well to ensure the last bit of transition to the second horn worked well and kept it nice and straight.
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Heck ya man, that will work nice. My horns were certainly further off than yours although not nearly as bad as some others I have seen.
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Old 02-27-2021, 11:45 AM
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Heck ya man, that will work nice. My horns were certainly further off than yours although not nearly as bad as some others I have seen.
Thanks brother!
I was hard-pressed to figure out which one was aft. It turned out really a none event, the drilling.
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Default Vertical stabilizer mounting

I moved on to the Vert. Stabilizer and found that getting this thing mounted and drilled to be quite a challenge, but one that I am up for.

Cut off a portion of the front spar but found I need to take a bit more off, about 0.185

[IMG]Vertspar by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]HOR by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Aft by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Emp by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]

Haven't drilled any holes in the new emp to mount it but have found the procedures to get it done.
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Default Mounting Vert.

Well...this was about what I expected. Had to use the 90 drill head to get the holes started through the existing holes. I have done this before on other projects and have a few special tools to get it done correctly ie. drill bushes etc.
this one wasn't too bad as I could just get the tool square in both axis with the clamps on.

[IMG]intaft by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]extaft by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]

The bottom two will require another tool to manufacture. Just an extension for the 90 drill head.
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