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Clevis pins in stick-to-stick ends?

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Feb 20, 2008
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Hi there,

Doing my first annual on my Skybolt, of which I'm the 3rd owner. The builder used a few of Mac's ideas, including thestick-to-stick assembly using the bearing ends.

Well, Inoticed they used clevis & cotter pins to hold the stick-to-stick tube to the control sticks, and the rear control stick to the elevator pushrod.

In the Mechanic's Toolbox software (from Sacramento SkyRanch) it says "No clevis pin subject to load or motion and retained only by cotter pins may be used in the control system."

I can't find a reference to what should be there anywhere, including the Skybolt Builder's Manual and Mac's newsletters.

I don't know if there's enough room in there to use a drilled bolt/castle nut.

Thanks in advance for any advice here.This forumhas been indispensible for my own learning!


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