Today closed up and riveted the top skin and horns.  Rechecked the electric trim with a 9v battery, Not happy with the provided cotter pin attachment to the clevis rod as it appears to me to be hazard should it catch on something so I spent extra time laying it down.  I notice a lot of openings in this design which is an invitation to insects, mud wasp and what have you.  Anyone have ideas in how to fill those openings?

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Comment by Bradford Drown on August 19, 2019 at 6:42pm

Hi Joe,

Great idea!  One question/concern, doing this to the piano hinge means never removing the tab by removing the hinge pin.

Just to clarify, I was referring to the mini cotter pin at the clevis of the servo where it exits the bottom of the trim tab, not the piano hinge.  Sorry if I wasn't clear.

Comment by Joe Scheibinger on August 19, 2019 at 9:20am

Hi Bradford. Great job so far. As far as that safety wiring of the trim tab, EAA has a tip on their website and i used it on mine because my excess safety wire DID hang up during the testing. Pull out the hinge pin and shorten it a little on both sides. Then take a drift and a hammer and gently ping each side to slightly close the hole on both ends. Problem solved. 

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