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Posted in thread: S1 symmetrical aileron bell crank on 04-23-2014 at 11:42 PM
Additional thought;If for some reason you can't get the angle to 90° get as close as is
practical and make sure the upper and lower arms are at the same angle. As long as the angles
are the same the u...
Posted in thread: S1 symmetrical aileron bell crank on 04-23-2014 at 11:32 PM
I have spent a lot of time on the aileron system design for my project. First was getting the
lower ailerons set for symmetrical motion (no differential) and now the slave strut and arms.
It's not qui...
Posted in thread: Fire wall angle on 04-23-2014 at 11:18 PM
+1 to what Jim said.
Posted in thread: Fire wall angle on 04-23-2014 at 06:12 PM
I figure the aluminum rivets and the aluminum angle will melt at about the same time. Hopefully
I have become a skydiver by then. If I were to use an angle fabricated from stainless sheet,
I'd go with...
Posted in thread: Fire wall angle on 04-23-2014 at 04:36 PM
Regarding pulled rivets -- I wouldn't use them for the firewall assembly unless they were the
closed type and only then if I had no other choice. Otherwise you will create about 100 little
leaks into ...
Posted in thread: Flying Wire Tension on 04-23-2014 at 03:32 PM
........... I was assuming both ends had a fork (AN665, I think) one being left hand,one being
right hand threads..................The advantage of doing it with one fork is a half turn of
the wire = ...
Posted in thread: First flights of the season on 04-23-2014 at 12:42 PM
You don't strike me as a 'tach-looker' so you must be doing it by ear. :)
Posted in thread: Flying Wire Tension on 04-22-2014 at 11:52 PM
I made some aluminum tools which were simply rectangular stock with a slot on each end serving
two different sized wires. I used them for a while but I didn't like using an aluminum tool
directly on a...
Posted in thread: First flights of the season on 04-22-2014 at 09:06 PM
........ I have to be alert of the RPMs though on the down lines so that I don't redline the
engine.......You wouldn't want THAT to happen, perish the thought!
Posted in thread: Flying Wire Tension on 04-21-2014 at 11:23 PM
The end of the wires inside the wing (on an S-1 and others) passes through a thick wall tube
that has a 1/4" hole drilled through it on each end. The tube goes through the spar near the
I-strut mount ...