Now having a bracket to secure the static line
to the flap handle block decided to go ahead and mount the flap handle assembly
into the center tunnel. However, will hold off on installing the flaperon mixer
assembly because the flaperon mixer assembly and associated push tubes will
result in a significant loss of center tunnel access. Therefore decided it best
to just install the flap handle assembly at this time. Good center tunnel
access will be needed as the tail cone is moved closer to the fuselage and
finally mated, because the pitot & static lines along with the trim motor cable
will need to be migrated forward towards the instrument panel to take up the
slack. Once that happens the center tunnel cables will need to be secured with wire ties and the hold down straps.
Setting the flap handle and flap handle mounting
blocks in place.
WD-1213 flap handle installed.