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Old 02-20-2017, 08:53 AM
asw20c asw20c is offline
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I discovered that the phone cable connector on WH-00059 does not fit through the F-01429 Left and Right bellcrank rib holes as called out on page 10-26. Even if I remove the snap bushings it still doesn't fit. What have others done here? I'm always reluctant to remove metal, and if I drill out the holes to make them larger I'll need to install a different size (larger) snap bushing.

Also, on page 10-29 I can't tell if the F-01475 top skin has an inside or outside. It is a symmetrical part. Any advice on which side goes out on this part?

Oh, and I discovered a mistake on page 10-19. Where step one is telling you to rivet the side skins to all those parts, F-01409 is incorrectly included here. Bulkhead F-01409 does not get installed until page 10-27.
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Old 02-20-2017, 09:08 AM
Ron B. Ron B. is offline
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I cut one end off the cable, then reinstalled a new one I had on hand. Very easy to do with a pair of pliers made for the job.
Thanks Ron
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Old 02-20-2017, 09:57 AM
asw20c asw20c is offline
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What are the pliers called? How would I search for the right tool?
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Old 02-20-2017, 10:29 AM
Mudfly Mudfly is offline
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I didn't have to enlarge those holes to to get the phone cable through. I did take out the bushing and any other wires that were previously installed.
Sounds like some builders do have issues here though. Maybe some slight variances in hole size?
Regarding the top skin..I don't think it matters. My skin seemed to have a very slight bend favoring the shape the fuselage, so it went with that.
Also, I had to test fit and "shape" the aft edge of that top skin a couple times to get a nice fit with the aft bulkhead.
Shawn Edwards
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Old 02-20-2017, 10:50 AM
BillL BillL is offline
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Location: Central IL
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Originally Posted by asw20c View Post
What are the pliers called? How would I search for the right tool?

See what modular plug you have.

Then go to home depot and get a crimper for RJ-11 RJ-12 and RJ-45

You will have one on the ELT too, so you will get to use it twice, or more if you install CAT5 internet cable at home. whopping $12.95
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Old 02-20-2017, 06:20 PM
mturnerb mturnerb is offline
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I was able to get the plug through after splitting the snap bushings. I think I had to slightly shave corners (very slightly).

The top skin is symmetrical - pick a side to be the inside and go for it.
Turner Billingsley
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