Final Assembly

Re: Final Assembly

Postby planecrazzzy » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:55 am

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After putting all the cotter pins in place on the controls...
and having a problem with them.
I went back to look at them with a microscope camera hooked to the Laptop.

Bolts go down and back is "the rule"
Cotter pins go down.

That's one reason I didn't see the real bad one...
Yes... that's a giant crack in the Right Aileron control rods cotter pin. (Scary)

I will remove these later, ALL of them.
But for now I'll leave them until after the FAA investigation into this is over.
I've put a big red tag /note by the control rods

There are more bad ones... These are samples of what they look like.
Some only have hair line crack/fractures at the bent over area.
SOME...Look ok ? I don't trust any of them.
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Re: Final Assembly

Postby planecrazzzy » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:12 pm

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I put a RED TAG/SIGN on the control area.
I can't mess with it for a while.
I guess I'll work on the panel.

I have copies of the instrument faces stuck on it.
I think I'll change it.
I'm planning on doubling some of the area around the 3 inch holes
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no pix yet
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Re: Final Assembly

Postby planecrazzzy » Fri May 05, 2017 7:04 am

Not everything is re-assemble.
I've been working on the Panel lay-out
and instrument clearance from the panel to the fuel tank.
Also keeping all the static air instruments on one side with the compass.
The electric instruments on the other side of the Transponder and Panel GPS

I was going to make small /removable sections in the panel...
But I think I'll wait on that...
I have simple instruments... and easy access.
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I'll put some picture here once I have some holes in the panel
By the way, after working for Aircorps Aviation...I'll be cutting my instrument
holes with a die grinding carbide bit an fine tune with a file.
It's the most precise for what I have.
I bought a fly cutter... Maybe I can rough cut a smaller diameter first.
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