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Old 01-30-2019, 01:21 PM
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Looks like you built a 8 which I assume tighter space than 14, it is tight but don't recall to be super bad.
From the perspective of so many years on (my -8 first flew almost 17 (!) years ago), I don't recall any one spot this inaccessible. Possibly down side the gear towers...
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Old 01-30-2019, 01:24 PM
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I am months away from this step . . . however would this be an area where a nut plate could be employed? It would make the job at least half-way easier . . . not looking at plans so don't know if this is viable.
With enough foresight (or, you know, an actual useful change to the plans!), this could be done.

From where I am now, it might be possible to run the bolt into an unriveted nutplate and let the "ears" stop it from rotating as the bolt draws tight. Never to be removed, of course! Might have to resort to this...
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Old 01-30-2019, 01:26 PM
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I'm 4 sections behind you.. Is there any reason why the bolts cannot be put in from the outboard side into the tunnel? If not I have some grand kids with little hands to loan out
I think it'd be just as difficult to get a wrench on the bolt head in that location as the nut.

I might take you up on those grandkids!
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Old 01-30-2019, 01:34 PM
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I'm also getting close to that section. Is there any reason the sleeves cannot be installed before installing the fuel valve and lines? I know the rudder cables need to pass through flanges on the baggage floor, but other than that, I haven't found a reason I can't route the rudder cables earlier.
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Old 01-30-2019, 01:39 PM
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I'm also getting close to that section. Is there any reason the sleeves cannot be installed before installing the fuel valve and lines? I know the rudder cables need to pass through flanges on the baggage floor, but other than that, I haven't found a reason I can't route the rudder cables earlier.
Nope. Those baggage floor snap bushings are the only impediment to doing the sleeves prior to the fuel system. Just do the baggage floors first and you'll be good to go. Wish I'd done it that way.
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Old 01-30-2019, 01:47 PM
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Excellent! Thanks for the info. :-)
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Old 01-30-2019, 01:50 PM
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Excellent! Thanks for the info. :-)
No problem at all. To clarify: do sections 32, 33, & 31 in that order and you should be all set.

You could also do the section 31 fuel line tasks after the rudder cables and before the brake lines.
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Old 01-30-2019, 02:02 PM
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In my infinite wisdom I installed those cables and clamps (took way too long) before the baggage floors. Sooo, I got to install the clamps twice.
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Old 01-30-2019, 03:18 PM
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If you hated the cable clamps, just wait until you run the wiring to the sticks . . .
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Old 01-30-2019, 03:40 PM
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My most important trick here was to use safety wire to close the adel clamps over the sleeves. Unfortunately I wasn't able to get cutters on them after installation so I just left the wire in place.
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