Elevator Push Rod Tunnel

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Elevator Push Rod Tunnel

Postby Johnny C! » Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:59 pm

Hey Gang!
How did you attach the formed tunnel
to the aluminum decking?

Rivets, screws?  I don't find it covered
in the manual, of course...

Also, it appears that the bushing tubes
don't line up very well, so this push rod
will be in a constant bind. Do I bend it
a little to make the connection points
line up, or just let it flex?

Thanks!

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Postby Dave Krall CFII SEL SES » Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:26 am

Using set screws there. If rivets have to be drilled out for some reason, it could introduce a lot of metal particles into the inside of the fuse fabric.

A slight bend in the push rod made this one fine, as others have done.
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Postby KevinC » Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:14 am

I used wood flooring - so screws worked just fine.  I found that a few small adjustments (bends) were needed to make the rod work  smoothly.

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Postby scubarider » Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:20 pm

Mine came with the self tapping screws.  I used them right to the aluminum decking.  Worked fine.  Then covered with carpet material right over that.  Did not fill in the sides like some do.
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Postby Johnny C! » Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:04 pm

Hey!

I had no idea those screws were there!
They sure supplied a lot of them!


I do intend to put do 3" of blue styrofoam to
level it out. I think it will cut down on noise
too.

Thanks gang!


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Postby stede52 » Sat Dec 01, 2007 1:17 am

John, that's what the guys at Cornell do, they use foam to level the flooring.  I plan to do the same. see picture
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Postby John S » Tue Dec 25, 2007 11:58 pm

Hi, Just gang,
I'm a new member, about 1 year into construction of an escapade with a Rotax 912 ULS.  
I added the foam filler around the elevator tunnel, but also added a 1/8 layer of lexan on top of the foam so my knee wouldn't dent the foam when I crawl back to the cargo compartment.
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Postby Dave Krall CFII SEL SES » Wed Dec 26, 2007 12:50 am

John S wrote:Hi, Just gang,
I'm a new member, about 1 year into construction of an escapade with a Rotax 912 ULS.  
I added the foam filler around the elevator tunnel, but also added a 1/8 layer of lexan on top of the foam so my knee wouldn't dent the foam when I crawl back to the cargo compartment.


I decided on an open cell foam layer of about 2 1/2" on top of the filler foam for a more comfortable berth and to protect the lower foam from denting. If it's not enough, the Lexan sounds like a good additional layer.
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Postby b1x4nqb » Wed Dec 26, 2007 9:20 am

John S,

Welcome.  You're not far from where I am, just north of Hamburg, PA.  I go down to New Garden frequently for work so some time we'll have to get together for lunch.

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