Unairworthy

Inadequate rudder stop.

0

This rudder stop on a Kitfox was barely touching the rudder horns and was close to imminent failure, which could have caused binding of the rudder, most likely at the most inopportune time. Welded tabs used as control stops on tube-and-fabric aircraft such as these are fine, but they usually require some fine-tuning once the aircraft is completely assembled.

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