Installing Control Stick Push-Tube Assembly

Installing Control Stick Push-Tube Assembly

Time to hook up the elevators. This was a pretty straight-forward operation, all things considered, the only real wrinkle was getting the push-tube connected at the same time as our┬áStrong Pitch Trim┬ásystem. One end of the tube was drilled and and finished by the factory, with the other end needing to be cut, fitted with […]

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New Pitch Trim Spring

New Pitch Trim Spring

I’ll try to get a picture of the new pitch trim spring, but it’s just like the last one except maybe twice or a little better as think, and much much stiffer. This is literally a half and hour change, just pull your current spring and use it as a guide to drill the holes […]

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Pitch Trim

Pitch Trim

As you can see, we reverted back to the factory pitch trim system after having a couple of issues with the Strong pitch trim. We had a couple of instances where it simply locked on overtorque, and now there is a motor retention AD out on them. It would probably work, but we made the […]

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Installing the Training Handle

Installing the Training Handle

Terry Miles was kind enough to loan us a training stick that he had made up. It attaches to the main control stick and allows someone in the right seat to fly (since our stick is not ambidextrous) or to simply guide a transitioning pilot in the left seat. Here are some pictures.

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Rigging of the Roll System

Rigging of the Roll System

The first step of this section is to drill holes in the gear bulkhead and firewall and route the aileron push-pull cables through to the wing roots. This is easier said than done, and I spent the better part of an evening getting these fairly ridgid cables to pass through. Argh. Now that the engine […]

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Rudder Cable Installation

Rudder Cable Installation

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 […]

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