Construction diary of the Super Constellation flight simulator...
Sunday, September 02, 2007
Pinching my finger
The reverse-lock actuator.
I'm still waiting for the Simkits packet, it should arrive next week. In the meantime I built the drive for the reverse lock. This motor will be installed inside the throttle pedestal and unlocks the reverser levers when the airplane is on ground.
While testing it, I pinched my finger between the lever and the bracket... and the motor jammed. I first had to reverse the power supply to release my finger. Ouch!