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    Tango Cub flap handle attachment

    As we were putting our new seat base and looking to install the flap handle, we noticed the old flap handle attachment lug was considerably further forward on the fuselage than a regular PA-18. We realized the modification was due to clearance for the toe brakes. Problem is now that when we insert the flap handle into the forward lug, the piece that connects the cable seems to interfere with the airframe tubing and u channel. We should have probably taken better pics when we took it apart, but I’m hoping someone maybe has an example of their Tango Cub.


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    If we place the flap handle in the forward lug, it seems the flap cable attaches on the inside of the interior panels. That would be ok, but it doesn’t seem obvious where the cable would run through the interior panel to get to the first pulley?

    Last question, if you look at the seat base, the rear rudder pedal assembly contacts the cross bar. We were thinking of cutting the crossbar off and rewelding it where it won’t interfere. Strange thing is the old seat base has the same cross bar, but the base looks a lot shorter so of course it doesn’t hit.





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    Also, we are having an issue with our cables rubbing where the horizontal stabilizer trim cables pass each other from the larger metal pulley to the smaller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevinbarton1 View Post
    Also, we are having an issue with our cables rubbing where the horizontal stabilizer trim cables pass each other from the larger metal pulley to the smaller.

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    You will need to rerun the trim cable, start with the front pulleys get that not rubbing. Then do rear pulleys. If it works backwards, only change it at rear pulleys


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    Here’s the only picture I’ve got handy of my tango cub at the moment Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevinbarton1 View Post
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    That idler pulley needs a small twist to move and hold the cables apart.
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    Tango Cub Flap cable attaachment

    Thanks for the reply. I cannot see the flap cable attach point to the handle base so I assume the attach point is on the inside of the interior panel. Maybe someone has a shot from the other side or with the interior panel off? I hate to ask, but a Tango Cub assembly manual seems to be hard to find!!!

    Thanks everyone for your help! We are finally really close to covering the fuselage. The rest of the plane is done. We are just trying to work out the control cable issues before we install the electrical and fuel system. Once we do that we are ready for fabric. Also got my extended baggage modification and new baggage doors all fit and ready to go. Super excited to see her fly again!!




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    Here’s the only picture I’ve got handy of my tango cub at the moment Click image for larger version. 

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    Also, it does not seem as though your flap handle connects to your seat. I have a lug welded to the seat with a modification that extended the log out a couple of inches to receive the flap handle assembly.

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    My flap handle is way different than what you have, I’ll get some photos later today when I’m done spraying silver. According to the log books the flap handle was installed following piper drawing SK449.

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    I believe the seat in the original tango cubs (military trainer) was lower so you could sit on a parachute.
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    I have a Tango Cub here that was modified with flaps just like a stock Super Cub but the omitted the rear brake pedals.
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    Here is my cheat sheet on the trim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevinbarton1 View Post
    …..a Tango Cub assembly manual seems to be hard to find!!!.....
    A friend of mine has a Tango Cub but it doesn't have flaps.
    I believe they all came that way, so don't think a manual would help you.
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