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    Default Elevator cable turnbuckles?

    Hello comrades, I was looking for the adjustment turnbuckles on my Colt elevator cables and I couldn't find them on either the plane or in the parts manual illustration. Can anyone tell me where that are located so they can be adjusted? Maybe I need new glasses........

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    They should be located at the elevator horn. Removing the "L" shaped access covers and the rectangular cover on the lower tail should allow access. If they are not there, someone has installed them in reverse and they will be located beneath the floor panel between the pilot and co-pilot seats.

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    Thanks Lou, I'll look back there. Sounds like they may be a little hard to get to for adjustment.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelliots View Post
    Thanks Lou, I'll look back there. Sounds like they may be a little hard to get to for adjustment.....
    Without a metal belly access in the last bay you are absolutely correct.
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    Thanks for the good pictures, thats a clean airplane.....

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    Ditto from me - really nice job.
    Gilbert or others, do you have any pics of how the metal belly access panel is done?
    Many thanks
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    safety wire? just seeing what i see, gilbert. not being a jerk.

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    Default Re: Elevator cable turnbuckles?

    I think those pictures were initial installation prior to rigging.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mauserbull View Post
    safety wire? just seeing what i see, gilbert. not being a jerk.
    You don't really think I am flying around with those without safety wire do you? Those were taken during the assembly process and prior to the rigging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    I think those pictures were initial installation prior to rigging.
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    Here is a picture of the panel. It has a joggle on the leading edge riveted to cover that slips into a steel plate welded to intercoastal at the front of the bay. That plate is visible in the picture above.
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    Last edited by Gilbert Pierce; 05-21-2013 at 04:02 PM.

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