Here we’re rigging the rudder system. First we’ve installed an AN111 bushing at each rudder and swage the timble onto the cable and attach it to the rudder belcrank with an AN3 bolt. Next we deflect the rudders out 4″ from the wingtip to determine the amount of cable needed at the wingroot to get full deflection. Then we swage a loop on the wingroot end 1/4″ outside of the maximum deflection length.

Next we potted a bracket into the wing root for the rudder return spring, and swage an AN111 onto the rudder pedal ends of the cables, and attached them to the pedals with a spring return attached to the aft canard tab. Next, we adjust the pedals so that max travel is within 1/4″ of the canard bulkhead, install a stop where the full 4″ travel is achieved, and adjust the brake push block to start applying the brake at 2 1/2″ of pedal travel.

Finally we install a pulley over the rudder exits at the firewall to lead the cable to the wing, with a cotter pin to keep it from jumping the pulley, and a timble swaged and attached to the adjuster block.

Swaging loop onto rudder cable at wing root end

Rudder cable attached to pedal, rudder stop riveted to fuselage side

Rudder Cable Attach

Rudder Pedal Attach

Return spring attached

Rudder pulley installed

Rudder adjuster block installed

Rudder Wing Root Assembly

Rudder Travel

Posted By: Brett Ferrell
Saturday July 8th, 2006 at 8:20 PM

Categories: Controls
Tags: Building Controls Fuselage Rudder

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