Trevor & Dewey's RV-7 Construction Log


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Date: 01/04/2010
Task: Fabricated W-818 aileron pushrods and match drilled wing walk skin.

Today I fabricated the two W-818 aileron pushrods and riveted the rod-ends to the steel tubing. I then inserted the end bearings and set the length from center of each bearing.

There is a brass bushing that fits inside the steel tube which has 2 rivets to secure it in place. The threaded female rod-end bearing is then screwed in with a jam nut in place.

I also match drilled the W-727 wing walk doublers. I had to cut the 0.32 to dimensions of 26" x 9 3/8". I then measured from the top of the W-702 skin down 9/16" and secured the W-727 in place with tape. It held just fine while I match drilled the holes for the three inboard ribs. This area must be reinforced as its where the pilot/copilot will enter/exit the cabin.