N601LL is 100 hours now and only remaining item was needing some up elevator trim for level flight and not enough up trim for a proper flaps down engine out glide.  The incidence of both wing and stab were good but as it does take quite some force to lift the elevator I decided to try a simple fix.  I put an eye hook on stab, drilled a hole in elevator horn and installed s-hook there.  Then connecting the two using #64 rubber bands discovered that nine was a good balance. 

Test flight successful.  Flies level at cruise with zero trim and flies hands off approach with full flaps, full up trim and throttle idle.

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Comment by Joe Hopwood on October 13, 2020 at 11:03am

Doing cond insp and I replaced the rubber bands with freshly purchased ones.  So far all is well.  Will add yearly replacement to cond insp checklist.

The hook on stab was installed via a rivnut installed in stab on the spar.

Comment by Bob Pustell on July 14, 2020 at 7:32pm

simple and elegant. Update us in a few weeks or a month when you have more operting experience with it.

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