Drift Pin

gim-driftpinTo 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 tools can handily be used in each installation. The angle is the important thing — slightly obtuse for the elevator, slightly acute for the rudder. For the main, center hinge of the elevator, which attaches to an extra thick male hinge, the length of the bent end wroks better at about 1 inch. The others can be about 5/8 inch long.

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