In this section we installed the control stick onto aileron control torque tube. On this piece, it’s important to note that due to the saddle connection, there is only one proper way for it to get installed, and that the outside end is threaded to accept the bolt so no nut is required.

Also installed in this section was the bell crank pictured above, with it’s line and spring system. It’s also important to note here that all of the bolts were installed so that would normally be pointed straight down. This is in case the nut were to ever depart the connection, the force of gravity would naturally tend to hold the bolt in place. Also note that the springs in my picture aren’t under enough tension yet. Here is a picture of the completed assembly, with the push-pull cables for the ailerons attached, and the tension set properly (note that the right side is held up off of the bracket by a stand-off that keeps it inline with it’s attachment point on the aft side of the bellcrank).

Aileron Torque Tube Assembly

Control Stick Mounted on Aileron Torque Tube

Control Stick

Aileron Bell Crank with Push-Pull Cables


Posted By: Brett Ferrell
Monday June 10th, 2002 at 3:02 PM

Categories: Controls Keel
Tags: Building Controls Fuselage Keel

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