Autopilot Yaw Servo (Section 58)

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Removed the stock servo arm and attached the Garmin tiller arm to the servo. Installed the servo into the fuselage. Still need to attach the bridle cables to the rudder cables but can’t do that Until the rudder is mounted. So I’ll wait and do this at the airport when I reassemble the tail.


Today’s Time (hours): 2.0
Options and Miscellanea Time (hours): 38.0
Total Time (hours): 727.0



Garmin Autopilot Servos (Section 56)

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Installed the pitch servo.



When I got everything put together, I noticed that the forward jam nut on the pushrod was just barely interfering with the elevator bellcrank. So I added and extra washer between the rod end bearing and the bellcrank. This seems to have resolved the issue. I emailed Van’s just to make sure this doesn’t introduce any other problems.



Today’s Time (hours): 2.0
Options and Miscellanea Time (hours): 36.0
Total Time (hours): 725.0



Installed Autopilot Roll Servo

Drilled and tapped the aluminum tubes to accept the 1/4 threads of the rod end bearings. Assembled the AP pushrods. Fabricated the spacer for the roll servo.


Installed the roll servo into the right wing.


Today’s Time (hours): 2.0
Wing Time (hours): 266.0
Total Time (hours): 418.0