Elevator Cable

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I glued the nose ribs on the left wing, while that was drying I decided to get the elevator cable installed. Once the elevator cable brackets are glued in place I can start varnishing the fuselage.

I first cut the RS-201 bracket that holds the cable at the rear of the fuselage.

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I did not drill the holes for the shoulder seat belt cables because I plan to mount them different than the plans after reading this accident report that will be discussed in a future post. The four mounting holes were only drilled to 1/8″. Once the bracket was in place I match drilled the fuselage using my dremel 90° attachment and a 1/8″ bit.

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I then drilled the fuselage and bracket holes to 3/16″.

Next I routed the cable through the fuselage mounting it to the control stick and rear bracket.

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Using some 1/8″ plywood scrap I cut three brackets with a 5/8″ hole.

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I soon discovered that the bracket at station #5 needed to be made different.

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Holding the cable lower with the larger bracket allowed the cable to rest in the middle of the bulkhead hole so it does not rub when moving the stick.

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Here you can see the other two brackets.

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Lastly two RS-9 blocks need shaped and glued in place just in front of the rear bracket.

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Those were glued in place while the bracket was installed. I then removed the bracket and wiped off any excess glue that got on it. Once dry the bracket was reinstalled.

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