Rudder stops: 3.0 hours

Tapered rudder stops for correct travel 35 degrees left and right. Added flox and fiberglass to rudder horn to close excessive gap. Adjusted rod end bearings to achieve full smooth travel.


Tail light adapter & throttle quadrant: 5.1 hours

Match drilled tail light adapter to rudder fairing. 

Primed adapter and quadrant cover. Trial fit quadtant, have the typical spacing issue I plan to fill with an aluminum spacer. 

Added nutplates to forward spar flanges. Riveted tail light adapter to fairing. Match drilled rudder stop to bottom hinge.

Rudder pedals: 2.2 hours 

Primed rudder pedals and riveted extensions to pedals. Mounted pedals to assemblies. Allows rudder input without accidental brake application.


Rudder pedal modifcation 

Modified pedals by adding lower extension allowing for rudder application without inadvertent brake application.


Rudder fairing & pedals: 4.4 hours

Added two additional rudder fairing screws. Installed static lines to static ports.

Was able to finally get rudder pedal extensions bent with a large enough hammer! Match drilled, machine countersunk, and deburred parts.


Rudder fairing: 7.0 hours

Adjusted rudder rod ends for proper spacing with the VS hinges. Installed tailwheel assembly. Trimmed rudder bottom fairing for proper fit, match drilled fairing to rudder.

Drilled and riveted nutplates to attach strip. Countersunk fairing for number 6 screws. 


Elevators & rudder cable fairings: 5.5 hours

Trimmed elevator aft control stop for proper travel. Forward stop was good as is. 28° UP 23° DN. 

Trimmed, edge prepped, match drilled, and dimpled rudder cable fairings. I will rivet later after cables are connected. 

Torqued fuel vent line bulkhead fittings and vent lines to fittings.