Friday, July 15, 2011

Working on controls.

Yes, it has been a while since I posted. What have I been doing? Mostly coaching my son's Little League baseball team.

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Also, if you have been keeping up with the news, the Missouri River basin is being flooded due to excessive snow melt and spring rain fall (so "they" say). The water at Gavins Point dam is being let out at a rate of 160,000 cubic feet per second. My hangar is at Eppley Airfield here in Omaha and is about 400 yards from the levy that holds the water back. They have been successful in keeping the water on the correct side of the levy so far, but I took precautions anyhow. This photo shows me tending to my CX4 wings which I am now storing 7 feet above my hangar floor in the loft of my work bench.

I was able to work on my project recently and I am now working on my control linkage. I installed the elevator push rod and the rudder cables. I am using the hanging rudder pedals and I purchased them from Dave Thatcher and found that I had to raise the hole location where my cable is to go through the F5 bulk head, as my attach points on my rudder pedals were 1.75" higher up on my pedals than what is shown on the plans. The cable was binding at the plans location. After speaking with Dave, it was determined that the higher attach point was done to take out some sensitivity in the rudder. I moved the F5 hole location up just enough to remove the binding in the cable, but kept it at a location that was still under the arm rest. Most builders these days are building the floor mounted pedals, but of course Dave is there to support my efforts. Here are a few photos of my efforts.

I have more photos in my album.

I will have one more weekend to work on my project before heading north to AirVenture. See you there!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you've got quite the project on your hands.

    I am the assistant to a DER and here is our blog if you're interested.