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william coody

USA
1 Posts

Posted - 11/14/2011 :  16:25:12  Show Profile  Reply
Any info. on elect. flaps p/n# pictures of installation etc.
Thanks
Bill

Rich Brazell

USA
911 Posts

Posted - 11/14/2011 :  16:57:10  Show Profile  Reply
Pretty sure Tom Hunter has a few pics of his outstanding Edison flaps !

RB
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leewwalton

USA
1041 Posts

Posted - 11/14/2011 :  18:00:26  Show Profile  Send leewwalton a Yahoo! Message  Reply
Here's one way to do it ... disregard the massive mount, that was legacy (used to have a wind-up actuator) and removing it would have done more damage than good. On the current project (and soon Wendell's as well) I have a similar setup but the actuator is mounted via 2 sections of 2 X 1/8" angle (trimmed down) bolted to the 596 bulkhead/beam upper and lower angles.


Lee Walton
Houston, TX
N589LW,N51863
KDWH
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Tom Hunter

USA
59 Posts

Posted - 11/15/2011 :  01:55:50  Show Profile  Visit Tom Hunter's Homepage  Send Tom Hunter a Yahoo! Message  Reply
Thanks Richard. Pictures of my Electric Flap mod can be seen at
http://picasaweb.google.com/thunter007007
page down and click on Flaps.

Tom Hunter
805-202-4261
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Scott Stine

USA
37 Posts

Posted - 11/15/2011 :  17:20:05  Show Profile  Reply
Tom,

Can you post some pics of your baggage area.....specifically how you supported the floor and worked around the push pull tube.
The flap install is very clean and simple...some mechanical advantage there also. What flap motor did you use?


Thanks.

Scott

Scott Stine
Vincennes, IN
812-881-7923
Arrow 545WA
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Tom Hunter

USA
59 Posts

Posted - 11/15/2011 :  18:55:10  Show Profile  Visit Tom Hunter's Homepage  Send Tom Hunter a Yahoo! Message  Reply
Scott, I used the Van's RV-6,7 etc. flap motor jack screw. It has a built in clutch, so you do not need to mess with limit switches. Plus it has ben well tested in hundreds of RV's. On the down side, it is a little costy. I have over 500 trouble free hours on it.

I'll take some pics of the floor and how it is supported. The floor is made out of 5 ply aircraft spruce, from ACS.

Tom Hunter
805-202-4261
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leewwalton

USA
1041 Posts

Posted - 11/26/2011 :  16:55:22  Show Profile  Send leewwalton a Yahoo! Message  Reply
Here are a couple of shots of the flap motor install in the garage project. Oh and I took advantage of the last "warm" day of the year (apparently) and primed the rest of the airplane yesterday. May seem premature but I like to "seal in" the airplane before I start plumbing things, as usual it took about 3 weeks to get the thing ready to spray and 2 hours to actually get it coated.













Lee Walton
Houston, TX
N589LW,N51863
KDWH
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dickwolff

Canada
182 Posts

Posted - 11/27/2011 :  19:56:34  Show Profile  Reply
Spooky!



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Rich Brazell

USA
911 Posts

Posted - 11/27/2011 :  20:45:18  Show Profile  Reply
You 2 must be Cosmic ! "Not that there's anything wrong with that !" Looking good !

RB
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leewwalton

USA
1041 Posts

Posted - 11/28/2011 :  06:02:20  Show Profile  Send leewwalton a Yahoo! Message  Reply
Well lookie there! I guess we're on to something Dick!

Lee Walton
Houston, TX
N589LW,N51863
KDWH
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