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Re: REFLECTOR: Bounce from Nate Calvin
I just took my drawing to a machine shop a few minutes ago, he'll have 4
made up by the end of next week for me. Cost is $17.50 or so for
material and labor. Of course, it should be less if they were made a
hundred or so at a time! I believe Velocity is working on some kind of
permanent fix themselves, although I don't know if they think the
aileron bearings and rear control arm support bearing are fine as-is.
They probably are, but I want something better myself.
The design I came up is made out of 1/4" 6061-T6, and will also retain
the inner race in case of failure there.. If anyone wants a picture,
send me an email... but I'm not going to post any drawings until I
mount one up myself and know it works! (then I'll post a picture...)
Brian K. Michalk wrote:
> Forwarded message:
> > I found my aileron brackets in the engine compartment to be assembled
> > identically as the bearings brackets in the keel. Although, no axial loads
> > there, it would be a bit of a bummer to lose an aileron bearing in flight.
> > Guess I'll have to build a retainer for those two also.
> > Nate Calvin
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Peter Beaty [SMTP:PETER.J.BEATY@usa.dupont.com]
> > Sent: Thursday, February 04, 1999 6:54 AM
> > To: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: Re: REFLECTOR: Bearing AD
> > At 08:28 PM 2/3/99 -0500, email@example.com wrote:
> > >As a matter of fact, I'm just putting in the rear bearing
> > bracket in a
> > >few days, and discovered that I, too, have the countersunk
> > screws.
> > >Looks to me like it would make the perfect ramp for the
> > bearing to ride
> > >over and past the retaining lip.
> > >
> > YES, my thoughts exactly! On the aft bearing, even if there
> > is no axial
> > force by design, maybe some would develop somehow/someday
> > (Murphy), and the
> > bearing would start to vibrate out of the bracket. I dunno,
> > but it was
> > fast and easy to add the washers, so I did. Took less time
> > than reading
> > all the e-mails on this subject!
> > >My front bearing bracket has the round-head screws which
> > look like
> > >they'd work much better - except that one of them is canted
> > off to the
> > >side (so was one of the rear screws too).
> > >
> > >Your idea of 7/8" washers under each screw is probably
> > better, but it
> > >still doesn't "look right" to me, and there would still be
> > some side
> > >load.
> > >
> > The washer is, to me, an acceptible improvement. The screw
> > is still
> > "canted", but not as much as before, because the edge of the
> > washer
> > contacts the bracket, helping resist any further canting or
> > bending of the
> > screw. Try it, you'll see what I mean.
> > Of course, a fully concentric collar would be best, but "is
> > the view worth
> > the climb"? Your choice, and my $0.02.
> > Pete.
> Brian Michalk <http://www.awpi.com/michalk>
> Life is what you make of it ... never wish you had done something.
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