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Date:  8-6-2012
Number of Hours:  1.50
Manual Reference:  ch 16
Brief Description:  Elevator pushrods

I decided I was finally happy with all the small adjustments made to the stick position and location so I decided to drill and rivet the elevator pushrods together. Boy does a drill press make life easy when needing to precisely drill a tubular object. I'd have it no other way. Seeing that per plans, 2 rivets at 90 degree angles are used I thought to myself, "why would only 1 pin be used in sections where a "quick release" is used...?" In fact the ONLY control slop that I encountered was due to this single pin. So I've decided to use the same technique as the rivets but instead using 2 pins and sure enough there is no longer any play. PLUS I now have more redundancy in the event that a pin fails. Now that this is done, I have removed the control system one last time in order to drill the holes for the Universal Joint and prepare for running it back through the firewall. I'm also taking this time to lube every single moving part in the system for wear protection and the obvious smooth action.
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