Exec 162F Construction Manual - RotorWay International Australia

RotorWay International
Exec 162F Construction Manual
Photo #64
Install the butterflies in the collector and file them
to fit if necessary.
Photo #65
Remove the shaft and measure 1-1/8" from the
bend. With a #53 drill bit (.0595 inch), drill a hole
parallel to the butterfly shaft. This hole is where
the control cable will be attached.
Photo #66
Before final installation, trim off any excess shaft
material. Cleco the butterflies in place. Remove one
cleco and install the pop rivet, then install the
second pop rivet.
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Photo #67
Final installation of the butterflies on the shafts.
Photo #68
Locate the collector on the underside of the floor
pan in front of the passenger foot pedals. Mount it
to the floor pan using two nut plates riveted to the
inside of the collector. Nut plates should be located
in the center of the collector. It will be necessary to
countersink the rivet holes in the collector deeper
because of the thickness of the material.
Photo #69
Place the cabin fresh air scoop in the tub so it is
centered and 20-1/2" from the front edge of the tub
(just in front of the engine fresh air intake scoop).
Use the scoop as a pattern to cut the hole in the
tub. Attach the scoop to the tub with pop rivets and
silicone. (This view is of the inside of the tub.)
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Photo #70
A view of the fresh air scoop from the outside of
the tub. Note that the shape and size of the opening
are the same as the scoop design.
Photo #71
Use masking tape to lay out the cabin air inlet slots.
There will be four slots, two on each side. Find the
center of the pod and measure 4" to the left and 4"
to the right. This will be the starting point of the
slots. Each slot will be 3-1/2" long and 3/8" wide,
with 3-1/2" between. The front edge of all slots will
be 3/4" from the windscreen edge of the pod.
Photo #72
Drill a 3/8" hole at each end of the slots.
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Photo #73
After the holes are drilled, use a cutting wheel on
an air grinder to cut the slot openings between the
holes.
Photo #74
Remove the tape and deburr the slots with a file
and sandpaper.
Photo #75
Use fiberglass mat and resin to bond the plenum
(curved fiberglass part) to the underside of the floor
pan/instrument pod. Hold it in place with clamps
while the bond is curing. Be sure that the plenum is
correctly aligned under the slots.
Note: Paint the exterior of the plenum black prior to
final assembly. This will make it less visible from
above.
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DOORS
Photo #76
Use print E41-2000 and templates E41-1 and
E41-2 when constructing the doors. Parts as
received from RotorWay International.
Note: Small parts and hardware for the doors is
found on E41 CARD 1F.
Photo #77
Cut several pieces of 3/16" thick cardboard into 1"
wide strips and tape them to the inside openings of
the doors.
Photo #78
Overview of cardboard in the door opening. The
cardboard will provide the clearance needed
between the door stiffener and the body when
opening and closing the door.
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Photo #79
Fit the door stiffener tight against the cardboard. It
may be necessary to cut the stiffener to make it fit.
Photo #80
If necessary, remove a section of the stiffener so
that when it is butted together there is a tight fit
between the stiffener and cardboard. Use masking
tape to hold it in place.
After sizing, re-join the stiffener using 2 or 3 layers
of fiberglass cloth and resin applied to the side of
the stiffener opposite the plexiglass (the side that
fits against the body).
Photo #81
Hold the door against the stiffener so that it extends
beyond the stiffener all the way around the door.
Use masking tape to hold it in place.
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Photo #82
Drill a 1/8" hole through the plexiglass door and
stiffener with a hand drill, and install a cleco.
Photo #83
Place a thin piece of wood or metal scrap between
the stiffener and the body panel when drilling to
prevent damage to the body panel.
Photo #84
Lay out the location of the rivet holes around the
door with a felt tip pen. The rivets will be two inches
apart and centered on the stiffener.
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Photo #85
The 1/8" holes drilled and cleco installed.
Photo #86
Using a felt tip pen, outline both sides of the
stiffener.
Photo #87
Trim the plexiglass to the line and edge of the
stiffener.
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Photo #88
Use a utility knife blade to cut the protective film
on the plexiglass even with the inside of the
stiffener.
Photo #89
Another view of cutting the protective film. Be
careful to cut only the film.
Photo #90
Remove the protective film from the edge of the
plexiglass door.
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Photo #91
Use 220 grit sandpaper to sand the plexiglass that
will be bonded to the stiffener. Wipe clean with
acetone.
Photo #92
Use 220 grit sandpaper to sand the stiffener where
it will be bonded to the plexiglass. Wipe clean with
acetone.
Photo #93
Countersink the holes in the plexiglass for the head
of the pop rivets.
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Photo #94
Mix some resin and catalyst and apply a coat on
the edge of the plexiglass door where the stiffener
is to be bonded.
Photo #95
Apply the resin to the stiffener where it is to be
bonded to the plexiglass.
Photo #96
Place the stiffener on the plexiglass and install the
pop rivets.
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Photo #97
View of the head of the pop rivet installed.
Photo #98
View of the bottom of the pop rivet installed.
Photo #99
Overview of the door with the stiffener bonded and
pop riveted together.
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Photo #100
Use a pop rivet and a hammer to drive out the ball
in the pop rivets.
Photo #101
File the end of the pop rivets flush with the stiffener.
Photo #102
Sand the surface of the stiffener smooth with
sandpaper.
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Photo #103
Cut a piece of plexiglass and smooth the edges to
fit against the stiffener and door.
Photo #104
Use the piece of plexiglass to apply bondo in the
corner where the stiffener and door meet.
Photo #105
Arrow indicating where to apply the bondo.
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Photo #106
Door hinges and latches as received from RotorWay
International.
Photo #107
Clean the 4130 steel with acetone and apply the
templates to it. Drill the holes where indicated on
the templates, then cut out the parts.
Photo #108
Bend the door latches where indicated on the
templates.
Note: The bends will be opposite on the opposite
sides of the ship.
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Photo #109
Bend the door hinges where indicated on the
templates.
Photo #110
Draw a line parallel to the bottom of the door seven
inches from the bottom. This will be the location of
the bolt to hold the hinge to the door.
Photo #111
Install only one cleco in each hinge. Refer to print
E41-2000 for hinge and stall strip location.
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Photo #112
Install the pop rivets that hold the stall strip to the
front of the door.
Photo #113
Apply the bondo between the stiffener and the
plexiglass door and sand it to a smooth finish.
Photo #114
Another view of the area where bondo is applied
around the stiffener and door.
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Photo #115
Bolt the two parts of the hinge together. Install one
bolt in each hinge to hold the hinge to the door.
Photo #116
Place the bent latch on the spacer. Position the
latch so the bend clears the door stiffener and is at
the location called for on print E41-2000.
Photo #117
Before drilling the hole for the bolt, rotate the latch
to check the clearance between the latch and
stiffener.
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Photo #118
Place the cardboard around the door opening. Hold
the door in the opening and drill one hole in the part
of the hinge on the door post. Open the door. If the
hinges do not try to move, they are in alignment.
Drill the remaining hole and install the bolts.
Photo #119
Remove the door and cardboard. Install the weather
stripping to the door stiffener as shown.
Note: It may be necessary to trim the fiberglass
around the door opening to achieve the desired fit
around the latches. Locate and cut the slots in the
floor pan for the bottom latch. Cut out and rivet a
piece of .050" aluminum around the slot as a wear
plate for best results.
Photo #120
Photo showing the door latch and slot.
Note: The protective film can be removed from the
doors after all work on them is finished.
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FINAL BODY COMPLETION
At this point in the construction, the body has been
assembled and fitted, with only minor details
remaining. Dzus buttons and nut plates should be
installed in all panels, if not already done. The
following photos show other steps to be completed
as the body is being disassembled for painting.
Photo #121
Cut an opening in the side air scoops as shown.
Leave about a 1/4" lip around the edge of the opening
to provide rigidity.
Photo #122
Cut out the opening of the air intake scoop in the
bottom of the tub. Leave a slight lip (about 1/4")
around the opening for stiffness.
Note: If equipped with optional ACIS, refer to
Section 27 for instructions on installing the ACIS
air filter housing.
Photo #123
After the windscreen has been completely fitted,
remove it from the ship and mask off 3/4 inch from
the outside of the windscreen all the way around.
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Photo #124
In the lower front corners of the windscreen, cut
pieces of fiberglass mat and fit them so that there
will be a 3-1/2 inch radius in those corners. (Finished
windscreen shown.)
Photo #125
Cut and fit fiberglass to make a smaller radius on
the upper rear corners of the windscreen. (Finished
windscreen shown.)
Photo #126
Sand the area with 220 grit sandpaper so the resin
will stick to the plexiglass.
Note: Remove the protective coating in the area to
be sanded.
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Photo #127
Place the strip of fiberglass cloth on a clean surface
and saturate it with resin.
Note: This fiberglass cloth, part number E32-1170,
is found on E32 CARD 2F.
Photo #128
Apply a coat of resin to the sanded edges of the
windscreen.
Photo #129
Place the fiberglass cloth around the edges of
the windscreen, allowing the edge to overhang.
When the resin hardens, trim off the overhang
with a razor knife. Re-drill all windscreen screw
holes with a 5/32" drill.
Note: When painting the body, paint the reinforced
edge of the windscreen the same color as the
body.
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Photo #130
Sand and polish the seam on the top of the
instrument pod.
Photo #131
Fit and install the front inspection panel. Use 4 Dzus
buttons.
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