Installed the flap actuator. The Sling 4 instructions on the actuator show Sling 2 components, but nonetheless it was straightforward to figure out how to install it. Although I had previously installed the flap actuator support bracket, I ended up drilling those out to facilitate working on the actuator. I started by bolting the actuator to the brackets, and then riveting the brackets into place. The kit is supplied with 3 thin and three normal washers - use the three normal washers on the forward bracket, and the three thin washers on the rear attachment. A small 9 volt battery had enough juice in it for me to extent the actuator far enough to enable bolting it to the flap torque tube.
|Forward portion of the flap actuator bolted to the support brackets using a castle nut and cotter pin.|
|Flap actuator installed. I ended up drilling out the brackets to 4.8 mm rivets.|
|Bolt for the front seat seatbelt spool|
|Front seat belt spool in location after threading the seat belt through the slots in the |
side channels and rewinding the belt on the spool
|Forward attachment point for the front seat base - this will be riveted to the fuselage |
and landing gear support bracket
|Proposed location for the rear seat stop and support bracket - looking from the inside.|
Location needs to be verified with TAF (NOTE: verified this is the correct position).
|Proposed location for the rear seat stop and support bracket - looking from the exterior. |
Location needs to be verified with TAF.
In preparation for riveting the side skins on, I also attached the interior skins to ensure they fit properly. Once they were in place I was able to identify the location for the CF-CVR-003 cover plates - will need to install a couple more rivnuts for their attachment, but at least I know where they go now. This leaves CF-CVR-002 as the only fuselage components that I have not identified the location of - have a question into TAF to figure out where they go. I also riveted the support channels on the rear floor foot support so that it is ready to be riveted in its final location (which I will hold off doing for a while).
|Right side forward interior skin.|
|Right side rear interior skin (with rear seat in position as well).|
|Location for CF-CVR-003 - a few rivnuts will be needed in the underlying ribs to allow |
removal of the cover for inspections.
|Support channels riveted to the rear seat footwell.|