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One side of the rear seat came out too long so that the back would not be square. I had to remove 1/2 inch and weld it back together. I made an insert from scrap tubing.
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I rosette welded the insert and then the tube.
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I think it came out okay.
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the back now sits square.
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P1010717(1)
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One side of the rear seat came out too long so that the back would not be square. I had to remove 1/2 inch and weld it back together. I made an insert from scrap tubing.
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I rosette welded the insert and then the tube.
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I think it came out okay.
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the back now sits square.
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P1010717(1)
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My first deviation from the plans. I decided that I would like access to the space behind the seat.
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I fabricated a cradle for the top seat tubes. I will use clip pins to hold the tubes in place.
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I fabricated pivot points for the seat.
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The seat can now be easily rotated forward enough to gain access to a shelf that I plan to mount above the torque tube.
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My first deviation from the plans. I decided that I would like access to the space behind the seat.
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I fabricated a cradle for the top seat tubes. I will use clip pins to hold the tubes in place.
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I fabricated pivot points for the seat.
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The seat can now be easily rotated forward enough to gain access to a shelf that I plan to mount above the torque tube.
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P1010722(1)
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Seats installed. The pilot seat is very rigid and there is no discernible play due to the hinge. I am very happy with the way they turned out.
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False wing that I made to check the wing mounts.
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Hand made torque tube mounts. I forgot to get these water jet cut. If anybody is following along these are currently missing from the files on the Hatz web site.
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Bending around a spare piece of tubing. I welded washers onto the ends of the tube so the vice could clamp on it.
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Folded around the spare tubing.
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Seats installed. The pilot seat is very rigid and there is no discernible play due to the hinge. I am very happy with the way they turned out.
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False wing that I made to check the wing mounts.
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Hand made torque tube mounts. I forgot to get these water jet cut. If anybody is following along these are currently missing from the files on the Hatz web site.
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Bending around a spare piece of tubing. I welded washers onto the ends of the tube so the vice could clamp on it.
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Folded around the spare tubing.
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Welded around the spare tube.
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To make the large washers I screwed a square piece to some wood and then used hole saws. First the outside then the inside.
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After I welded the ends to the torque tube I made a wood frame. I marked this for the pivot points and clamped it to the assembly.
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I could use the drill press to drill squarely through both sides.
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Drilling the torque tube pivots.
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Welded around the spare tube.
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To make the large washers I screwed a square piece to some wood and then used hole saws. First the outside then the inside.
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After I welded the ends to the torque tube I made a wood frame. I marked this for the pivot points and clamped it to the assembly.
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I could use the drill press to drill squarely through both sides.
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Drilling the torque tube pivots.
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I used a angle to locate the first washer square. The first time I messed up, the dimension on the print is 7.75 from the pivot. I read 11.5 and had to cut off the washer. the sevens look a lot like ones.
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After welding the first washer I used 3/4 nuts to space the second washer.
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The end of the control tube. This may end up needing to be changed. I am not sure that there is enough clearance for the angle of motion.
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this is the tube that passes through the torque tube. I drilled it to 3/8 then cut the end off.
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I welded the bushing to the end then ground the tube.
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I used a angle to locate the first washer square. The first time I messed up, the dimension on the print is 7.75 from the pivot. I read 11.5 and had to cut off the washer. the sevens look a lot like ones.
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After welding the first washer I used 3/4 nuts to space the second washer.
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The end of the control tube. This may end up needing to be changed. I am not sure that there is enough clearance for the angle of motion.
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this is the tube that passes through the torque tube. I drilled it to 3/8 then cut the end off.
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I welded the bushing to the end then ground the tube.
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