You start building the
elevators by cutting the
stiffeners. Do this
just like you did
for the rudder.
Don’t forget to install
on the E-615PP before
you rivet it to the skin. You
install them later, but it is a lot easier to do it before. Again, I backriveted
all the stiffeners and
the E-615PP to the skins, giving me a smooth finish.
Finish preparing the skin
the skin matches up snug to the E-702 spar.
As you rivet the skeleton
skin, make sure you clamp
the parts tight to the bench. You
squeeze all the rivets to attach the skin to the skeleton, removing the
clamp the assembly.
you rivet the
left skeleton together, drill the required holes for the trim
you are installing. After
is riveted, install bushings before riveting the skin.
I have electric trim, so I only had to worry
about routing the wires for the trim servo.
I enlarged the hole that the mechanical trim
and installed a bushing on it. My
run through the stab, and into this hole.
really isn’t that hard to make.
the time to make the blocks the right
size and shape before trying to bend—a little more time spent here is
worth the result.
Work your way
back and forth
across the tab.
try to bend one
end of the tab all the way down before starting on the other side.
As an alternative, you can
use another block
of wood across the entire side tab.
hit this piece of wood with the hammer.
This will apply the bending force evenly
across the tab.
the leading edges
and you are almost finished.
last thing to do is match them up
to the horizontal stab,
and drill the holes in the horns.
You need to do this one elevator at a time. Don’t hang them
both just yet. Start
hanging the right one according
to the plans. Once
aligned, you will be able to drill the horn from the left side of the
hinge bracket/bearing assembly.
gets you a good pilot hole that
still needs to be
enlarged to final size. It
is very easy
to move the center of the hole in the process.
The best way to ensure it doesn’t move is with a drill
little tricky, since you have to clamp
the entire elevator onto the drill press.
It may mean raising the drill press enough to
allow the whole thing to hang
down without hitting the floor. Once
everything is centered and clamped, you can swap out the drill bits for
sizes without worrying that the hole will move.
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