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Rudder Cable Replacement?

Oct 26, 2018
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Houston, Texas
While sitting in the airplane going through the motions of maneuvers I noticed a bad creaking / stretching noice from the right rudder cable. Enough to get my attention and cancel the flight. After lubing the connections it got better but was still audible. Attached is a video after lubing. Left side has no noise. I am assuming that is is time to replace both cables (about 25 years old.)

Parts list based off the set of plans I have
~26ft 1/8” galv 7x19 cable
4 1/8” zinc plated nicopress
4 AN100-4 thimbles

Any input / advise is appreciated


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