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I must be blind, but I cannot find in the plans how to affix the lead to the inboard sides of the elevator control arms. I used a countersink on the holes in the arms, then drilled through the lead and bolted them on with AN bolts and stop nuts.

 

Is this sufficient?

 

BTW - I did a search of the archives and on this site but didn't find that anyone else had this question... :o


Phil Kriley

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Thats fine, the countersink is not really needed (removes lead :o )

I have had people mention they have moved the lead away from the tube C/L as far as 1/2" to help with elevator balance.

...Chrissi


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Thats fine, the countersink is not really needed (removes lead :o )

I have had people mention they have moved the lead away from the tube C/L as far as 1/2" to help with elevator balance.

...Chrissi

I countersunk the holes in the arms - not in the lead. The AN bolts I happened to have were Phillips head countersunk heads. I have the proper countersink, so they sit real nice in the hole, and I tightened the stop-nuts so that they actually sank into the lead.

 

Drilling the holes in the lead was a learning experience! Clamps are your friends! Lead is soft, but surprisingly difficult to drill because it grabs the bit.


Phil Kriley

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Chapter 13 - nose

Right wing done - working on right winglet.

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