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Old 07-25-2019, 04:28 PM
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Followed Bullock on the co-pilot stick idea. I hope I can get wires by it safely.
I had this ball hone left over from another life and it came in handy.

[IMG]IMAG0675 by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMAG0676 by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMAG0677 by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old 07-25-2019, 11:14 PM
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Good job Kent, I did the same, it seems to work great. Tip: really spend some quality time get those brass bushings perfect, when you do it will feel like it's moving on air!
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Old 07-26-2019, 10:53 AM
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Good job Kent, I did the same, it seems to work great. Tip: really spend some quality time get those brass bushings perfect, when you do it will feel like it's moving on air!
Got it! I had done a previous install but had this extra setup and thought it was the bee's knees to put in the button deal.

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Old 07-26-2019, 09:39 PM
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I finished up a few items including the ELT bracket. I am avoiding a few things like starting the wiring and replacing a few bolts that were correct per plan but too short in reality...

[IMG]IMAG0679 by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]

Not much but still plugging along
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Old 07-28-2019, 08:08 PM
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Working on a new flap actuator tunnel. I wanted to get it set up with my new linear actuator. I had one in 5" but it was not smart so I ordered a smarter one and need to change the mount location. Also, need to turn a headpiece on the lathe which won't take but a minute.

[IMG]IMAG0681 by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMAG0680 by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]

Did some tests with the old tunnel and believe I have a good plan.
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Old 07-31-2019, 03:17 PM
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Finally worked out the math on the new flap actuator. Or at least it works on the bench but we will see how she performs in the plane...

Had to make a new rod tip to thread in the Heim joint

[IMG]IMAG0684 by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]

I painted the actuator channel, one of the few things I have put a "finish" paint on

[IMG]IMAG0682 by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old 08-02-2019, 08:54 AM
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[IMG]copilot by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]

Reinstalling this new copilot stick. The original was a cluge of aluminum and a bolt.
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Old 08-05-2019, 10:00 AM
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I spent way too much time on this left skirt but it is spot on.

[IMG]left skirt by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]

It looks better in person than in this photo, really.
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Old 08-10-2019, 10:18 PM
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Going after the rear skirts in AL. I feel confident.

[IMG]IMAG0732 by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMAG0734 by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMAG0735 by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMAG0737 by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]

Fitting is going well and I know I can get it tight. Had to order another tube of Sika to do it the way I want.
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Old 08-11-2019, 08:46 AM
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Bold move cotton. It's looking pretty dang good!
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