Push Rods and Elevator Idler

I decided to jump ahead and start working on the control system so that I can get a better understanding of the clearances that I will need before making holes for conduit and A/C lines.

I cut the push rod tubes to length and then drilled the holes for attaching the rod end bearings.

I designed some 3d printed drill guides instead of using the paper templates in the plans (Onshape model here, needs edited for the various sizes, note that the F-1090 pushrod requires 8 rivets). This made it quick and easy to get the holes positioned precisely.

I also prepared the push rod that is assembled in the tail attach section.

I also prepared the elevator idler.

These are now ready to prime.