Aileron/Flap Cables

For general discussion of the Just Aircraft family of aircraft.
Includes: Highlander, Escapade, Summit and SuperSTOL.

Moderator: scubarider2

Aileron/Flap Cables

Postby Ewalk02 » Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:43 pm

Does anyone have any tips for me, I'm getting ready to run the aileron/flap cables which means I need to drill the holes in the wing ribs in the right locations.
Brian E.
Kansas City, MO
Highlander #223
Ewalk02
Seasoned Member
 
Posts: 97
Joined: Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:35 am

Re: Aileron/Flap Cables

Postby Johnny C! » Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:50 pm

They have a set of guides for each rib,
at the factory. It would be neat if they
were in the new manual.

Good Luck,

John
There are many things that happen really fast when you are
flying an airplane. There is no sense in rushing any of the others.

I would much rather be looking down at the runway, than up at it.

Duane Sorenson & Rick Norton Gone West 6/8/09. Godspeed
User avatar
Johnny C!
Veteran Member
 
Posts: 820
Joined: Thu Sep 07, 2006 9:55 am
Location: Brevard, NC

Re: Aileron/Flap Cables

Postby alan » Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:45 pm

Call the factory. They can fax or e-mail you a pattern for the proper hole placement.

Alan
If I had known I would live this long I would have taken better care of myself.
User avatar
alan
Veteran Member
 
Posts: 342
Joined: Fri Feb 04, 2005 1:39 am
Location: Baytown, TX

Re: Aileron/Flap Cables

Postby Jim 541 » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:45 pm

We had a set of paper templates with our Kit # 229. I'm sure the factory can send them to you.
User avatar
Jim 541
Forum Regular
 
Posts: 38
Joined: Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:16 pm
Location: Bend, Oregon

Re: Aileron/Flap Cables

Postby Ewalk02 » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:53 pm

I have the templates that came with the manual, I was just wondering how well they lined up. I guess I have noticed that some of the templates aren't perfect so I was a little worried.
Brian E.
Kansas City, MO
Highlander #223
Ewalk02
Seasoned Member
 
Posts: 97
Joined: Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:35 am

Re: Aileron/Flap Cables

Postby alan » Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:30 pm

After you drill the holes, glue in short lengths of teflon tubing. Any minor misalignment will now be almost frictionless.

Alan
If I had known I would live this long I would have taken better care of myself.
User avatar
alan
Veteran Member
 
Posts: 342
Joined: Fri Feb 04, 2005 1:39 am
Location: Baytown, TX

Re: Aileron/Flap Cables

Postby sonex293 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:10 pm

Don't want to bring up an old topic, but I found something interesting about the templates for the aileron/flap cable guide holes.

After loading the manual provided on the provided CD (Microsoft Word format), I printed the templates and cut them out. The first indication that something was wrong was that some of the holes were not round and not all the templates were the same size, as they should be. I had an idea that something was definitely amiss when the templates just didn't fit correctly. I wondered if someone at Just had accidently re-sized the templates inside the Word Document before saving it to the CD provided. Sure enough. I copied the images from the manual and placed them into a simple graphics editor and printed them. ALL CAME OUT PERFECTLY SIZED.

So, if it time for you to drill your cable routing holes in the wing ribs, you might want to take steps to get the correctly sized templates. This is on the Highlander and can't speak for the SuperStol.

==
Building Highlander #371
http://highlander371.blogspot.com/
User avatar
sonex293
Veteran Member
 
Posts: 104
Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2004 9:18 am
Location: Cary, NC

Re: Aileron/Flap Cables

Postby BucF16 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:27 pm

Thanks for the Heads-up! Do you have a suggestion on a graphics editor? I am just about to perform that task on my project.

Thanks in advance!
Bruce
Bruce Johnson Highlander # 393
"Because I fly, I envy no man on Earth"
User avatar
BucF16
Veteran Member
 
Posts: 113
Joined: Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:47 am
Location: Alexandria, Ohio

Re: Aileron/Flap Cables

Postby sonex293 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:02 pm

I used Paint.net (http://www.getpaint.net/index.html) but I'm sure other ones are out there.

I just right moused button on each image and copied them to the clipboard. Then opened Paint.net and copied to new image. When printing, make sure you turn off any scaling or "fit to paper" options.

==
Michael
Building Highlander #371
http://highlander371.blogspot.com/
User avatar
sonex293
Veteran Member
 
Posts: 104
Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2004 9:18 am
Location: Cary, NC

Re: Aileron/Flap Cables

Postby SheepdogRD » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:19 pm

I had the same problem, so I printed them to a PDF file that can be opened in any PDF reader.

Highlander Cable Wing Templates.pdf
(12.13 KiB) Downloaded 97 times

Michael, you might check these and see if they match what worked for you.
Richard Holtz
Highlander N7340Z -- Ms. Tonka -- in gestation

If just enough is really good, then too much ought to be perfect.
User avatar
SheepdogRD
Veteran Member
 
Posts: 683
Joined: Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:41 pm
Location: West of Atlanta, GA

Re: Aileron/Flap Cables

Postby sonex293 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:30 pm

Richard, I just checked your templates against my templates. All I can say is that they are different. If I align the spar curves between the two, the holes line up. The main difference is in the template length, i.e. distance between the spar and trailing edge aluminum. I also notice that the font on the templates is completely different to what's on the my templates.

==
Michael
Building Highlander #371
http://highlander371.blogspot.com/
User avatar
sonex293
Veteran Member
 
Posts: 104
Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2004 9:18 am
Location: Cary, NC

Re: Aileron/Flap Cables

Postby BucF16 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:01 am

Thanks all! I'm on the road, but when I get home on Sunday, I'll try as you suggest.
Cheers,
Bruce

:D
Bruce Johnson Highlander # 393
"Because I fly, I envy no man on Earth"
User avatar
BucF16
Veteran Member
 
Posts: 113
Joined: Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:47 am
Location: Alexandria, Ohio

Re: Aileron/Flap Cables

Postby SheepdogRD » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:09 am

I cleaned up the templates several years ago. The factory guys said the spar tube was the reference point, so that's what I used. I chose a more legible font for the numbers.
Richard Holtz
Highlander N7340Z -- Ms. Tonka -- in gestation

If just enough is really good, then too much ought to be perfect.
User avatar
SheepdogRD
Veteran Member
 
Posts: 683
Joined: Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:41 pm
Location: West of Atlanta, GA

Re: Aileron/Flap Cables

Postby danerazz » Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:04 pm

I will say that the template hole locations were dead-on for me. I was concerned but after I drilled them I stretched a string from one end to the other and it did not touch any of the ribs!
Dane

Paralysis by analysis
#242
danerazz
Veteran Member
 
Posts: 880
Joined: Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:33 pm
Location: Bangor

Re: Aileron/Flap Cables

Postby FredHoffman » Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:25 pm

My holes in the ribs lined up perfectly. I did wonder later after I was done if it would have been better to run one long piece of tube the whole way though. Anyone try this? It certainly would make changing the cable later a breeze.

Fred
FredHoffman
Seasoned Member
 
Posts: 85
Joined: Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:57 pm

Next

Return to Just Aircraft