Fuselage - Cabin

2007-09-29 - Cutting hole for right F-795 flap push rod. (1.0 Hrs).

Ok, funerals are over, my father-in-law is in the old folks home, no more excuses, time to get back to work. Seriously, the reason that most of these airplanes do not get built is because life gets in the way. It's easy to lose motivation when everything is going on around you. To be successful, you have to deal with it and then carry on.

Today, we picked-up where we left off on the hole in the right side of the fuselage for the F-795 flap push rod. I managed to enlarge the hole quite a bit, but it was starting to get pretty big, so I decided to stop and take a look at what other builders have done here.

First thing is to remove the Flap Motor Access Cover, so we can crank the flaps into their full-up position.
We need some more trimming. I thought I liked this combo for the job, but tomorrow I will find a better tool.
Ok, first problem is that I do not have any washers on the rod end bearing. DWG 14 calls for one AN960-416L, one AN936A416, and. possibly, another 960 for spacing. Looks like I need all 3.
That's better. I may be able to take the extra washer off.
This is with flaps full up.
The rod is starting to hit at about half flaps down. To go all the way down, I'm going to have to cut into the FWD rivet. This does not look right. Better check a few websites.