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Old Jul 01, 2014, 01:47 AM
Too windy to fly? Lets surf
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The elevator crank on my BF109 has failed. Luckily i detected it on the bench and not in flight.

I have removed the crank and found it was held together with just a blob of bronze brazing.

I don't have any equipment to weld or braze the crank. Any suggestions on how i could repair it or replace it with traditional pushrods?
On several occasions I have substituted such cranks with metal control arms. File a flat area on the rod and use loktite, and make sure to check regularly

Metal control arms
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Old Jul 05, 2014, 11:13 AM
robinson727
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Take it to a jeweler.. they can braze it for you.
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Old Jul 05, 2014, 03:55 PM
robinson727
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Me-109 test flight

Today was the first.. Flew great and thanks to all of you for your tips.. I did "no flap" take off and landing and even at the 13 lb. gross weight it did fine..
What fun..
Sorry about the video quality.. We will get better later..
Al and Chris

Hangar 9 ME-109 (2 min 5 sec)
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