Just wanted to introduce myself and ask a question.
My name is Jaz (self-confessed GeeBee fan) and I purchased a CARF GeeBee fairly completed but unfinished from Swinny with the intentions of having it flying early next year. This GeeBee is fitted with all new DA150, canister’s, Hitec 7955TG's and the list goes on. It had not had the side door fitted, canopy perspex, wheel pants and other trims.
So far I have completely stripped the plane back to the bare fuselage, then going through everything and adding my own preferable hardware and touches as I go along.
At this stage I am replacing all the flying wire mounting bolts as quite a few are missing, checking the alignment of the wires when tightened up and the finishing of the wire adjustments.
When I get my new incidence meter I will recheck the dihedral and adjust the wires where required so this is where my question is.
What is an acceptable amount of thread or turns of the wire into the brass links? They currently screw in around 1cm so there is not a lot of room to play with and me being paranoid want to make sure this plane has the best chance of staying in one piece.
Oh attached is a pic of me with my 97" GeeBee Y.
P.S. Please excuse my messy workplace. I tend to start off clean then get messy until I run out of bench space then clean up and start again