Aileron Bellcrank Bracket   August 5th, 2007

I just realized I don’t have enough clecos to put together the wing skeletons, so I’ve just ordered a buch more of them. The best deal still seems to be Brown Aviation, at $0.36 each on orders of 100 pieces or more. So, while I wait for more clecoes, I decided to get the Aileron Bellcrank Brackets ready. All I had to do was make sure the brass rod can freely slide into the fitting, and then ream it for the 1/4″ bolts.

When I first tried to slide the brass rod into the bracket, it would only go in about 3/4 of the way.

I took a piece of Emery Cloth and wrapped it around a drill bit (no tape, etc..just held it with my fingers). I then inserted the bit into the bracket and started twisting the bit (actually, holding the bit steady and rotating the bracket around the bit).

After about 20 minutes of crankin’ on it, I was able to insert the brass fitting all the way into the bracket and have it move freely.

Finally, I used a reamer in the drill press to get the hole to the right diameter.
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