Brief Description: Installed elevator, wiring, gas lines, elevator ca
These hours accumulated as follows:
date RR CJ 10/13/10 5.3 5.3 21 5.5 22 2.2 1.8 23 5.0 1.4 24 7.2 3.9 _______________ 25.2 12.4
Completed putting the elevator on with the exception of final riveting and bending the cotter pins, which can be done in a few minutes.
Fabricated an elevator stop out of 0.040 thickness aluminum and riveted in place. Limits up elevator to 28 degrees. Down elevator is also 28 degrees which was where the hinge hits the stabilizer so no modification was required. I bought some cable and clamps from Home Depot with the purpose of making a trial set of control cables. Spent several hours fabricating and installing these. Am now in process of getting the elevator and control stick in the right places by use of adjusting the length(s) of the cables and using the turnbuckles. When we get this right (it is tedious work in a tight workspace in the fuselage), the final cables can be constructed to match.
With the wiring and gas lines in the left wing complete, we put on the final piece of skin on the top of the wing, using the rivnuts. They worked fine. We then bent the skin around to the bottom skin and drilled and clico'd it into position. This is how we left it since this must be removed so as to install the top plexiglas and probably the windshield too. Furthermore the rivnut section will be open for final inspection even though the front part will be riveted.
The wiring was completed in the right wing also but that is now on hold awaiting the installation of the outside air sensor when the avionics package is opened.
Continued running the gas lines, pitot tubing and wired around in the cockpit. All tubing will be on the left side and all wiring will be on the right. This is also tedius work in a confined space.