This is something that really bugged me
even before I got my kit. I looked at a few
builder's logs online and saw how this is
This is insane to me. Placing
the control horn over the C clip in the back
and then forcing the rivets to pull the thin
skin up to the horn and bend around the C
clip, is just begging for stress cracks to
develop! Especially if the builder didn't
round the sharp 90 degree corners of the
little C clip.
Look close-notice I did
round the corners? I round the corners on
every single piece that has a 90 degree
Same thing with the lower control cable
I could not sleep at night if I was putting
that kind of stress on the skin. I made a
spacer the same thickness as the C clip...
...that fits under the control horns and
...match drilled #20 holes in them...
...and now the control horn and
counter-balance horn fit perfectly with no
Look how perfect!
Next I match drilled the trim tab hinge.
I have this much space on this side...
...and this much space on this side! I DID
have the tab perfectly centered, but it must
have moved when I was trying to hold it and
drill it. My dad left MI today and headed
home to PA. It's HIS fault! If he was here
this would not have happened.
Grand Champion! LOL.
I also spent some time opening holes up
to #20 since I just got some drill bits.