Category: Controls

Torque Tube and Fins (3 hr)

Allen joined me in the hangar today and our primary goal was to get the torque tube properly installed so that we could get the stop ring on the end of it (if you recall, it won’t go far enough…

Horizontal Tail Fins (4 hr)

Trimming, drilling, deburring and riveting: all things that after 4 years I may have the hang of. Let’s go then. On the back of the plane there are two fins to cover up the cabling and, I would think, add…

Control Cables (2h 30m)

Last we left, my control tube was stuck unable to be removed from the bearing. Allen quickly solved that problem by pulling the tube forward and identifying that the bushing inside the tube was sticking out a bit. A little…

Elevator Control Cables (2hr)

I was actually at the hangar for a LOT longer than 2 hours but most of the time was spent in frustration getting nowhere, so it doesn’t count. My aim for this weekend was to have a go at rigging…

Control Stick (10 m)

While cleaning up the workspace I decided that I wanted to put the control stick in the cockpit, just so that it was there. It fits on the torque tube by lining up the holes in both and then inserting…