Assembling Parts

One important mental changeover is switching from a temporary assembly mode to a more permanent assembly mode. In the past, I knew that anything that I put together was going to have to come apart again. Now I’m starting to assemble some parts that will probably be together until at least the first flight. Today I assembled the control sticks, rudder pedals, and rear cargo door latch.

Control Stick Assembly

Control Stick Assembly


I used the die grinder with a scotch brite wheel to clean the paint off of the part of the cargo door pins that will go into the fuselage holes. This should help keep them from binding.
Cargo Door Latch

Cargo Door Latch


I wasn’t able to paint today, but it was nice to take a break and do some relatively easy assembly, or I guess more accurately, reassembly, since all of these parts have been together plenty of times before.