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Old 09-05-2017, 09:09 PM
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What about the two stop-drill holes in the rudder, any concerns there?
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Old 09-05-2017, 09:26 PM
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If that rod is more than halfway into both clevises, the assembly can't come apart anyway without taking one end off a horn.,
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If that rod is more than halfway into both clevises, the assembly can't come apart anyway without taking one end off a horn.,
There should be TWO jam nuts regardless of how much thread is inside. Lack of the two jam nuts shows poor workmanship build quality. This rod is just like all of the push pull tubes located inside the aircraft.
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Old 09-06-2017, 07:21 AM
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I just went from cable to Ray Allen trim in my RV6 and the kit came with 2 jam nuts also if rod is cut to full threads on both ends no way to come out. Ray tested ends with four turns in each clevis and it held 400lb.I would be more concerned if elevator was balanced.
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Old 09-06-2017, 11:25 AM
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There should be TWO jam nuts regardless of how much thread is inside. Lack of the two jam nuts shows poor workmanship build quality. This rod is just like all of the push pull tubes located inside the aircraft.
Per plans, one jam nut is used for all push pull tubes, on each end, not two. I have one jam nut preventing the clevis from rotating, which I believe is correct.

Obviously, there are other issues with this particular build, like not having any jam nut and lack of the washer to protect the clevis, among the other things.

Good post and it prompted be to check my assembly. Don't want to becoming infamous on VAF, and certainly don't want to be accused of poor workmanship and build quality! But mostly, just want to be safe.
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Old 09-06-2017, 06:08 PM
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Im not commenting on the other items that have been mentioned but I just re-installed my RA trim today. Looking at the plans, it only shows one jam nut on the bar. I can sure see not having that one nut on could easily cause a problem, but not sure why a second one would be necessary - especially since the plans do not show it.

http://www.rayallencompany.com/RACme...onsT2andT3.pdf
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Old 09-07-2017, 03:16 PM
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Just so everyone knows talked to RA and they said one jam nut on each clevis is correct just installed Vans kit for RV6 in elevator from manual trim to electric servo had to add about ounce of lead shot in epoxy back to weight.The plans are showing typical end.
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