Friday, June 24, 2011

Jun 24 -- Work on Electric Trim Servo

Tonight it was time to assemble the parts that were primed last night, and to see how everything fits. Thanks to clearance issues it was not really possible to use clecos during try-fit.

Three things needed resolution:

  • The servo is a really tight fit in the access hole. (WHY? another 1/8" clearance would have been wonderful and would not cause structural issues.) The edges of the nutplates needed to be filed down so that they did not protrude into the opening.
  • In a similar manner the edges of the access opening needed to be relieved near the throat, because the clevis pin on the servo was binding on the edge of the opening.
  • Finally, one corner of the servo was hard to insert into the hole. So I drilled a new hole and installed a rivet there. That made room to relieve the corner, as shown in the photo below.

Total Time: 1.5 Hours

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