36-05 to 14 Attaching Elevator Pushrods

I took care to adjust the pushrod lengths as close to the manual specs as possible. Having nipped up the lock nuts on one end, I then started connecting it all together so as to leave easy access for the pushrod ends that still required adjusting/locking.


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With the pushrods attached on the idler arms, I couldn’t quite get a piece of paper between one arm and the bracket flange …


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… so off with the pushrods and a bit of filing.

Then a touch-up with primer on the bare metal.


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Connecting the CS-00001 Fwd Elevator Pushrod Assembly to the CS-00006 Control Column proved harder than I anticipated!

As you can see, I eventually came up with a convoluted spanner arrangement to reach and torque the flipping hardware.


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Anyway, after a bit of perseverance job done : )


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I again locked one end of the CS-00004 Stick Link Pushrod prior to installation.


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After temporarily connecting it up without the washers …


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… I checked that the sticks were parallel.

With the pushrod length as per the manual the link only needed 1/2 a turn to fine tune the setup.


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I tried to stick the washers in place with grease, but it was hopeless.

So I made a little tool to push the washers in place.


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The tool saved time in the long run!


After bolting the CS-00002 Mid Elevator Pushrod Assembly to the Bellcrank Assembly, I pushed it all into place from the rear.

I had already installed the Yaw Servo bracket, and for a moment thought it was going to cause a problem … the assembly wouldn’t quite get past it.

But with a gentle flex it just went … phew!

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