Thursday, January 24, 2008


Now it is complete and painted.

It is fiddly work bolting the back end together. Despite having carefully adjusted all the hinges one appeared never to have been locked. In the painting process it had rotated so it was back to a bit of string to ensure everything was in complete alignment.

The Trutrak servo adds some drag to the system, but checking with other users they all say you cant feel it in the air. Other than that everything swings freely.

It is mind numbing work doing all the bolts up one flat at a time. Remember to surround the holes with masking tape so you don't chip the paint.

 The pivot line is very close to the tube. I had to use a metal lock nut there. They are smaller.

Since I don't want to take the inspection panel off too often I thought a split pin might be appropriate here, though VANS are happy with just a Nylock.

This is the first time I have seen it in the sunshine.

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