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    Flap cable attachments

    What is the best way to attach the flap cable to the bellcrank? Do you just use a thimble, or cable ring, around the bolt? Are washers used to keep things lined up?
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    thimble only

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    Thanks Mike, Does the thimble wear enough to be a problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimboflying View Post
    Thanks Mike, Does the thimble wear enough to be a problem?
    Have never noticed any issue there. Stainless thimble on an AN smooth bolt surface would take a long while. Not a lot of movement there. Obviously one of those areas you always check and keep lubed.

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    Usually a fork end and turnbarrel there.
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    This was a picture I took at teardown for rebuild. Regular AN forks will work instead of the deeper Piper fork which is quite expensive and not needed here because of the attachment.
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    Steve, thanks for the photo.

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    The 18A has the turnbuckles inside the fuselage, so it has only the cable eye at the connection.
    I wish they were there as they are a pain to access if you install a metal headliner.
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