Today in checking the throws on my left elevator, I've run into an issue. Like many others here, I'm not getting the down throw depicted in the manual.
In searching the forum, I've come across several potential solutions, but have seen several that could be considered questionable. With that in mind, I'm hoping that you might take a look at the issue below and educate me on the best course of action.
Issue: Left elevator has a throw of only 23.5˚ in the down position when against the rear stabilizer spar. A throw of 25˚ +0˚ -.5˚ is called out in the manual.
- 1 5/8" Minimum distance between spar web and torque tube met (1 11/16")
- Rod end bearings are precisely 13/16" from spar to center of hinge point
- Electronic level has been "zeroed" before taking measurement
- Control surface begins in trail with counterbalance arm flush at 0˚
Found this posted by Scott on another thread:
Adjusting the rod end (elevator hinge points) lengths to vary the amount of deflection relative to the elevator stops is not recommended.
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