Build Log RV-10 #1

Blog for a Vans RV-10 Airplane Build

Pitch Servo Installation

Received the pitch servo and bracket so thought I would change course a bit and get that installed.  This was a very easy process. 

You start by simply attaching the servo to the bracket in the kit.  May want to prime this before.  Go the bolts in and I decided tie wire everything so that I know it will not come loose.

Take out the screws holding the pitch push rod and than reattach only this time put the bracket in first. Tighten per toque values.

Measure out the on the bellcrank where the the pushrod from the servo will be attached.  Installed the bolt and nut and that is about it.

For the wiring, I ordered a harness kit from Stein Air and will install once it gets here.

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Aileron Trim System

Purchased the Aileron trim system and decided to get it installed in the wing before riveted on the bottom skins.

This was fairly quick and was straight forward.  Pulled out all the parts, cut them as directed, deburred all the edges and clecoed together for final drilling.

Got all the final drilling done and prepped all parts for priming.  While they were drying, I went ahead and ran the wires the the wing conduit to the wing root.  Only going to leave enough wire to get to the outer fuselage as I plan to put on a some bulkhead CPC connectors so that if I ever need to remove the wings, the wiring connections will not be an issue.  Also on the ends of the wiring, I am installing AMP connectors again so that the items can be removed and inspected as needed.

Parts are all dry now so I finished Riveting the items together.  The trim servo attaches to an inspection plate so that also needs to be measured for 8R8 screws that will go through the inspection plate into the bottom of the servo attach brackets.  These also need to be dimpled for flush # screws.

Now that that is completed, the last part is to attach a couple of brackets to the aileron pushrod assembly.  Got the locations marked per the directions and installed with rivets. 

The servo can now be screwed to the inspection plate and then springs coming from the aileron pushrod assembly can be connected to the arm coming off the servo.  Once those are on, connect the wire connectors and attach the inspection plate to the bottom wing skins.  Finished.

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