Thursday, April 28, 2016

Mixture knob

Found the solution for the mixture that crashed with the flap handle. Put the mixture plate in the vise and used the rubber hammer to bend it.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


Had to move the pedals way back to be able to reach them. Lots of fiddling to get this right when the rivets are already there. I will leave them temporarily installed until I get the rudder wires installed. I wonder if some kind of plate on the floor would be a good idea also. I to think about it.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Trim wheel

I decided to put the trim wheel on the right side of the seat. This way i can easily use my left hand to handle the wheel, the wheel goes the correct way (in an intuitive fashion), and I can see where the trim is at. I have to make some markings later when testing.

It's strange how all these small things looks like they only are going to take 2 minutes to make, but takes two evenings instead. hmm

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Hole in the seat for the belt

Made a hole in the seat for the belt. Made a reinforcement ring also and riveted it on the back side. Painted the whole thing yellow, because I don't have any more left of the PU gray paint.

Sunday, April 17, 2016


Continued with the controls. Found some shims that fitted perfectly for the elevator torque tube, 2x1.4 mm thickness.

Then another problem. The handle for the mixture crashes with the flap handle. I could put the mixture 2 inches fwd, but then it will get all too cramped. Have to put the mixture on lower panel.

The brake handle is another mysterious thing. According to the drawing, the bolts that holds the handle to the hydraulic pump is supposed to be fixed when the brakes holds the airplane at low RPM and the handle is position in the latch. But, how to apply brakes without a handle? So I made a new latch thing that can be adjusted in steps. A bit on the heavy duty side, but should do the job.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

More controls

The elevator torque tube seems to work OK, but needs a bit of shimming to get it straight. It also need 2-3 mm of shimming in lateral direction. The mid seat belt is supposed to be mounted fwd of the spar, bit that seems rather pointless. I have seen other mounting it aft of the spar with a hole in the seat. This seems much more natural, if the belt is to have any effect.

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Seat and controls

Got the airplane on the wheels and started with the controls and seat. Lots of fiddling with the controls to make it all fit into the deldrin stuff. The pedals are way too far forward, so they must be adjusted.