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Old 04-15-2019, 01:19 PM
JwWright57 JwWright57 is offline
 
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Default Install rudder pedals before side skins?

Hi all - it seems like it would be easier to install the rudder pedals before putting on the fuse side skins. However, the pedals are further down the build chain. Do the side skins HAVE to be put on first?

Has anyone gone this route?
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Old 04-15-2019, 06:02 PM
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You can install the rudder pedals on the shelf and then rivet and seal the shelf in place. Makes it very easy to install them.
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Old 04-15-2019, 10:32 PM
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I flecked the side skins until I was done with the cockpit to ensure I had easy access to everything.
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Old 04-16-2019, 07:36 AM
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I riveted the rear portion of the side skins but left enough unriveted that the skin could be pulled back enough to allow access for installing the rudder pedals without distorting the skins. It worked just out just fine and made the instillation slightly easier than I think it would have been had the skins already been riveted in place.
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Old 04-16-2019, 02:21 PM
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Default No Side Skins

I agree

Take a Look no side skins

http://joesrv12.com/Builder%20Log/bl_32_02.htm


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Hi all - it seems like it would be easier to install the rudder pedals before putting on the fuse side skins. However, the pedals are further down the build chain. Do the side skins HAVE to be put on first?

Has anyone gone this route?
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Old 04-16-2019, 04:06 PM
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Default Side skins

Had the side skins on, donít recall this being any issue.
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Old 04-16-2019, 09:50 PM
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I agree

Take a Look no side skins

http://joesrv12.com/Builder%20Log/bl_32_02.htm


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Joe, I looked at your log.. you didn't use that DOT3 brake fluid did you? DOT3/4 eats O-rings (and paint). DOT5 is supposedly ok.. as is the usual Mil-H-5606
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Old 04-17-2019, 06:37 AM
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The drop of brake fluid I used to install the insert was all that I had at hand at that time.

I used 5606 from Aircraft Spruce to fill the brake system .

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...?clickkey=4008


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