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Old 01-16-2016, 04:30 PM
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I actually have not looked. I do not feel any rubbing or hear any sound of rubbing, but I plan to look while someone else run the stick.
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Old 03-26-2016, 09:26 AM
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Checked today, and I hear and see no rubbing taking place.
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Old 12-21-2017, 08:50 AM
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When I installed the elevator on the fuselage and drilled the holes for the elevator horn so I could check the deflection angle I had 24.5 degrees in the full down position and 27 degrees full up position. The elevator horn would touch the support bracket of the hole in the fuselage where the elevator horn goes down to attach to the push rod. The minimum distance to the horizontal stabilizer is 1 5/8 . What do I need to do.
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Old 12-21-2017, 08:56 AM
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We had to take the elevator off and adjust screws no less than 15 times, perhaps more.

Ultimately we had to weld fill and re-drill one of our horns.

You might be able to just adust the length of your screws to get it to even out.

[edited, see rvbuilder2002's reply below]


Also, those horns can't be replaced easily (or at all really). Lots of builders have issues in this area, it's common.

Edit: If you do have to re-drill the holes, it's painless, cheap, and fast to get them filled by a welder. I put it off for weeks thinking it would be a hassle, took about 5 minutes, you can't even tell there was a hole there before.

Edit 2: This is the step where I learned that drilling steel requires patience, very low rpm, and a lot of pressure. A few bits were lost during this endeavor, but their legacy lives on
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Old 12-21-2017, 09:44 AM
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Those are max throws, your airplane won't be using full deflection of elevator, but you want it as close to the book as possible so it flies as designed.
Most RV pilots use full up elevator at at least some portion of a landing, and down elevator travel can have an influence on spin recovery, so meeting the minimums (for elevator travel at least) should be considered important.

I am pretty sure the plans cover details on removing material from the contact points (that is what acts as the elevator travel stops) on the fuselage to adjust elevator travel.
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Old 12-21-2017, 10:10 AM
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I am pretty sure the plans cover details on removing material from the contact points (that is what acts as the elevator travel stops) on the fuselage to adjust elevator travel.
Yep, made me remember that we also had to trim some material to get it perfect.
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Old 12-21-2017, 04:30 PM
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Default Recently attached my elevators

My down travel was 24.8 degrees from the get go, so no adjustment made there. My up elevator travel was about 5 degrees less than the max 30degrees so I had to file the stop, which I did until I achieved 29.8 degrees up elevator. Was not hard to do, just a little tedious as I kept checking frequently.
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Old 12-21-2017, 08:00 PM
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Thanks I filed the stops 24.6 down and 29.7 up
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