Author Archives: pclifton

Rudder stop adjustment

Tonight I picked up where I left off last night, with working out a method to measure rudder travel. As alluded to previously, I ended up creating an angle reference on the floor and using that, plus a plumb bob … Continue reading

Posted in Empennage | Hours Logged: 2.5

Rudder hanging

Time to get back at it. Tonight I decided to see about getting the rudder hung, preparatory to setting up the proper travel. First oder of business, dating back to when I fitted the rudder stop a while ago, was … Continue reading

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Panel-ey stuff

OK, so I’m not logging any actual time for this, which is pretty much in keeping with what I’ve been doing all along. I only really log time spent actually out in the shop. Time spent doing random research/reading/design/admin stuff … Continue reading

Posted in Panel

Rudder stop fitting

The holidays are over! Which normally isn’t something people say in a joyous tone, but in this case it means I can start getting back into the swing of things. I spent most of today working on building some new … Continue reading

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Rudder control stuff

After an overnight stay in Houston for the FlightAware holiday party, we got back home early this afternoon, and I found a few hours to get a spot of work done. I decided to go ahead and attack stringing the … Continue reading

Posted in Fuselage | Hours Logged: 2

Rudder pedal cleanup

Not a lot to report tonight. In preparation for rigging the rudder cables, I brought the rudder pedals up from where they’d been sitting for some time. This revealed a couple things that needed addressing – first, the exposed steel … Continue reading

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Control column adjustment

Well, first up, I did order the rudder stop I mentioned earlier – unfortunately, it’s on backorder and won’t ship until probably next week. I did spend a little bit of random time this week thinking about cockpit layout stuff, … Continue reading

Posted in Fuselage | Hours Logged: .5

Elevator rigging wrap-up

No build activity yesterday, thank to some other stuff going on, but today I got a few hours. My idea of gluing the spacer washers inside the elevator bell crank worked out nicely, and I started off today by reinstalling … Continue reading

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Elevator rigging refinement

Not a ton to report tonight, and no photos. My intent was to just have a short work session, mainly focused on getting all the rod ends installed correctly with spacing washers, and their bolts torqued down, to take the … Continue reading

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Elevator rigging – first pass

So…not a ton of detail to provide tonight, despite this being a solid two-hour work session. Basically, what I did was install the control column + sticks into the fuselage, and then rig up the pushrods all the way back … Continue reading

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