Originally Posted by seagull
De-bonding epoxy in a place like this is a non-issue, a few seconds with a hot soldering iron on the washer and it will come apart. Regular epoxy will release at about 200f and JB Weld at 400f. Soldering iron tips are around 650f so once the heat transfers from the washer through the glue line to the base metal it releases.
That's good to know. But we've been using glue, or in some cases epoxy, for years. Nothing new there. SL-00068 promises to be an upgrade to make servicing the stab less frustrating.
I did use JB to hold the washers last time but I think the shims installed per the SL is a better solution, especially used in combination with a stab service cart.
Contributing to the frustration though is the problem of handling the bulky stabilator off and then back on the airplane while fitting the mounting bolts. We have 3 RV12's here, possibly a fourth, and one building so I made up a stab service cart to make all this upcoming work much less frustrating.
I borrowed the idea from someone else and anyone is free to copy.