Saturday, March 7, 2015

Sections 33 & 34 - Rudder & Brake Systems and Flap Actuation

Build Hours Added Since Last Post:  18.0

Sections 33 & 34 flew by in no time!  Well, at least the finishing up parts of Section 33.  I had previously done a lot of the prep work for the brake pedals about a month ago.  Why you ask?  Well, I decided to add a little "pop" to the cockpit interior so I had the brake pedals (and a few other parts) anodized with red dye.  Let me tell you, it was no easy time finding a place to anodize the parts.  That is not to say that there are few anodizing shops.  Quite the contrary.  It's just most places can't be bothered with small batch hobbyists that are perhaps a little too picky.  Thankfully, I found a local place that was more than willing to accommodate my request.

Here's a shot of the brake pedals after they were anodized.  Pretty good, right?

After the prep work, it was no sweat mounting the pedals and connecting the brake lines.

Brake fluid reservoir.

With Section 33 complete, I moved into the Flap Actuation section.  Again, no problems here.

It began by match drilling the connections.  Here, the instructions call for using the aileron alignment jig (pictured towards the top of the picture below).  Thankfully, I had the foresight to hang on to that little gem!

There you have it!  Two sections that blew by in no time!

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