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July 30 2023
Riveted the elevator.
My riveter head is too large to get inside the cradle. I used a nut as a shim between the rivet head and the riveter.
Tuned the servo. To make the range +20 -40 as per the drawing I had to set the distance between the trim arm pins to 119mm. Very close to the recommended 116.
Changed the way the safety wires on the piano hinges are set. It is the way the safety wire is set on the Zenith demonstration plane. See the last image, leftmost hinge.
I do not like it. Will ask the EAA counselor if there is a better way. Just twisting the wire with safety pliers does not work.