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Task: Control System
Labor Day! Today we installed the rudder cables all the way
through the fuselage bulkheads and attached them to the rudder.
We also installed the control stick weldments to set the elevator
Here we've temporarily installed a bol attaching the rudder
cable to the rudder control horn.
You can see the rudder cable has been run on the left side of
the fuse. The control stick weldments have also been installed.
Not shown was setting the length of the large diameter elevator
pushrod. To set the rod-end positions, we clamped the elevators
in their neutral position and then screwed the rod-ends in until
the forward rod-end was aligned with the top hole of the elevator
bell-crank. Once it was connected, we found the sticks were
hitting the seat ribs before hitting the up elevator stop. So
the whole assembly needs to be removed so I can sand the opening
in the ribs larger.