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Pits S-1S tail brace x2

brooksmershon

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N262PD came to me with one brace that fits and one undrilled that is too short. I'm looking for ones that I may be able to use that ideally have some adjustment with a rod end or fork to make it fit before I embark down the road of fabricating my own, perhaps with some help.

I have the tabs on the fuselage and bushed hole on the horizontal stabilizer in what I hope is a "stock" location.

The photo shows the hole location on the stab if you look closely.

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Pics of proposed units to sell me would be appreciated.

Thanks!
 

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There is no 'stock' bushing location for the brace since the factory never made braces for the S-1S. The bushing could be in the leading edge almost anywhere or in the corner where a rib meets the leading edge (which avoids having to drill a hole in the LE).
 

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You might check with Aviat, I believe there were two extra tabs on the S-1T fuselage for either braces or additional wires. I don't have any info on the S-1T H-stabs.
 

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