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SuperSTOL Aileron Detail

PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 1:59 pm
by kenryan
On some SuperSTOL kits (inlcuding my #299) the aileron hinge front brackets are not symmetrical, and because the bolt pattern IS symmetrical it is possible to put them on upside down. There is no mention of this on the drawing. Look at the two outer holes and if one is closer to the edge than the other, that one goes up. If you get it wrong you will erroneously believe that you have to open up the hole in the trailing edge skin for the control tube.

Also, the drawing shows a castle nut being used on the hinge bolt, but the drawing text specifies a nyloc. Because this is a rotating part (the bushing is fixed) the proper nut is the castle nut (with cotter pin).