Category: Controls

Return to the Flaperons, and Tow Bar Install

When we last left the flaperons I thought they were ok but I wasn’t really confident so during the week I found some more dimension specs and set about re-measuring the various deflections. Something that immediately became obvious was that…

Seat Pans, Cotter Pins, and Wiring

After some research on the Zenith forums I discovered that the recommended solution for the ill-fitting seat pans is to remove the flanges and trim the side until they fit, and then add l-angles in place of the flanges to…

More Wiring

The days are kinda getting cooler and so I grabbed another couple of hours over the weekend to keep on working with the wires. During the week my 12ft coaxial cable had come so I hooked it up to the…

“Final” Panel Design

Here’s the ‘final’ design image for my instrument panel. Only a couple of differences from the previous version. Most notably, there is a second throttle on the passenger side, and the choke has been moved away from the pilot-side throttle…

Elevator Controls Rigging (3 hr)

Today Allen came over to help finish the elevator control cables. With the elevator in neutral (and during the rigging we made the elevator more neutral than I had made it previously), the control cables are properly rigged when the…