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Patrick Kelley (Flion)
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Date:  8-3-2013
Number of Hours:  2.00
Manual Reference:  None
Brief Description:  Finish door latch pins - copilot door

This is the second entry today, even if Kitlog decides it's the first.

With the door pin guides in place, I needed to adjust the length and clocking of the pins. Testing with the latch in open and closed position showed that my rough length was about 1/4" too long. So I trimmed the tube end and re-tapped to full depth. Even with the setscrews at full depth, it was necessary to tap the machined pin ends another 1/8" or so to get them to seat against the tube. Then I carefully filed the end of the tube back until the pins were clocked in the correct direction. Finally, I reinstalled the pins and made sure they fully engaged in the closed position (Image 1) and left the door free to open in the open position (Image 2 and also showing the clocking). With the door locked into position, I could finally accurately locate the cutout for the flush latch, which will be added when the door is removed. First, though, I need to add the strut mount on this side.
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