Have been riveting the firewall in place tonight, and attaching the curved top on the front, before I continue with the pedals. Suddenly it starts to look more complete. Will take picture tomorrow night. The fuselage is upside down at the moment.
Got a piano hinge today and cut two 5.5″ bits (the width of the pedal) for the two hinges for the pedals. That all looks good. Also I started cutting and shaping aluminium sheet to go on both sides of the pedal frame. So yes starting to look like a real one 🙂
Also I have changed the tubing a bit. The short bit supporting the bolt is now gone, and replaced by a longer one going all the way to the top of the pedal, and positioned in the center. The bolt is a bit longer as well. Will show you soon !
The beginning of the rudder pedals. Tubes for one done, next one soon !
This frame of 5/8″ tube will be covered on both sides with 2021T3 aluminium sheet.
It will have a hinge at the bottom of the pedal (is left on the photo). The cables will be connected on the AN4 bolt. The extra bit of short piece tube supporting the bolt will give it extra strength.
Well the engine is in it’s final resting place for a little while now, as close as I could get it to it’s fuselage 🙂
To see how the engine restoration is going, click here Engine restoration.
YES the engine has arrived !!!!!! Looks good Jack 🙂
Hi Gerty, Awesome – can’t wait for you to do some aerobatics – give it heaps.
Finally riveted the 2 cross tubes and the one diagonal cross tub that I mentioned on Sat 16 Mar. So with the floor boards sitting on the two cross tubes, I can start thinking about the 2 pedals and how they are going to be mounted there on those 2 floor boards.
Done it ! Next job, the pedals…. But before that some cross tubes.
Here is the whole bracket welded together.
The two bits on the top are going to support the walking bar. So next I need to drill a hole through the 4 walls !
Ik heb even gekeken naar jouw droom. Geweldig zeg! Komen dromen toch ooit uit! Veel succes ermee. Groetjes Anja.
(I had a look at your dream. Great! So dreams do come true! Good luck with that. Greetings Anja.)