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  1. #11

    Default Re: Dactel's Build - Wing rotisserie complete

    Here's my wing rotisserie setup. Simple but it works. Now I can move wings around by myself.

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    Terry
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    Portland, OR

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    Great to see you back in the mix Terry. Shed and the wing jigs look nice!
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  3. #13

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    Thanks you, Brett. It's been rather a frustrating year just get to the point where I can actually start building the plane but I'm happy that I am finally able to do that.
    Terry
    ATP, Goldseal CFI/CFII/MEI

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  4. #14

    Default Re: Dactel's Build - Horizontal tail assembly

    Yesterday, I reamed all elevator hinge tabs and the elevator control horn. It was rather difficult to turn the reamer so close to the tube but I managed by first finger feeding it and finishing it with a vise grip. I applied them some Boeshield T9 prevent corrosion.

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    Now, to get ready for the dreaded bushing reaming, I grinded the non-cutting end of the reamer to hex shape using my angle grinder so that it would fit a ľ inch ratchet socket.

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    Terry
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  5. #15

    Default Re: Dactel's Build - Horizotal Tail Assembly

    I reamed the all 7 Horizontal Tail Hinge Bushings and the 2 Horizontal Tail Bushings. It was well worth making the hex shaped end on the reamer as it took only an hour or a little less to finish these tasks with a ľ inch ratchet socket and a flexible shaft adapter.

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    Terry
    ATP, Goldseal CFI/CFII/MEI

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    Portland, OR

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    Fitted two center most horizontal tail ribs. It took a while to remove some material from them with a Dremel tool to fit around the weldments.

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    Terry
    ATP, Goldseal CFI/CFII/MEI

    SS7
    Portland, OR

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    Looking good! I used a die grinder to take off the large material and get them close then a Dremel tool to final fit them. Helped speed up the process. Glad to see you put the two inner most ribs on the inside of the metal support. Doing that it covers better IMO.
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  8. #18

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowrider View Post
    Glad to see you put the two inner most ribs on the inside of the metal support. Doing that it covers better IMO.
    Good to know! Thatís how it showed in the manual illustration as well.

    After grinding off the excess weldment, did you apply some primer on it before applying touch up paint? If so what did you use?
    Terry
    ATP, Goldseal CFI/CFII/MEI

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    Default Re: Dactel's Build

    Not sure if Shadow was referring to taking off metal from a weldment or taking the wood down to fit. I would think wood. I did not grind any welds on those. If you do, the factory provided a small touch up paint container (small being about 1.5" tall). It is touch up for the powdercoat I believe

    Another thing to do at this stage is put both the elevator and horizontal stab back to back, as if the bearings and bolts were installed. Make sure when you secure ribs on one that they will line up without interference on the other. Some of mine did not go exactly as pictured or dimensioned in the manual because to do so would have made them out of alignment between the two. Hopefully all that made sense.

    Looks good!!

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    Iíve been thinking about grinding off some metal as well but Iím going to wait until the wooden ribs are fitted first to see if it is even necessary.

    Thanks for mentioning about putting the horizontal tail and elevator back to back to make sure the ribs can be and are lined up. It had never even occurred to me to do that.
    Terry
    ATP, Goldseal CFI/CFII/MEI

    SS7
    Portland, OR

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