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Rudder Tab Wrench

This simple wrench has proven very useful for working in the confinements of the horizontal stabilizer through a small inspection door. Its specific use is for tightening the hex nut that connects the flexible drive shaft to 90 deg drive of the rudder tab mechanism on Model AT-7, AT-11, C-45, SWB, JRB, and Beech Model […]

Nut Lifter

Nut Lifter

To get the nut started on the hinge bolts of the rudder and elevator, the illustrated “nut lifter” was devised. The off-set end is used at the main center hinges on both the elevator and rudder. The 5/32 rivets are driven and expanded to a size that will hold a quarter inch castle nut snugly. […]

Hinge Bolt Pliers

Hinge Bolt Pliers

Use of these pliers will save you hours over the minutes required to make them. They can be made from standard needle nose pliers and a piece of steel sheet or bar stock. Their advantage is that with them you can hold the quarter inch AN bolt and insert the bolt in the control surface […]

Drift Pin

Drift Pin

To help line up the holes in the female hinge castings of the rudders and elevator with those in the mail hinge castings attached to the fins and horizontal stabilizer (for easing the insertion of hinge bolts) the Beech factory has developed a drift pin of the type illustrated. As many as three of these […]