BRAKE SYSTEM Page 2
I repeated the steps previously described for the co-pilot brake pedals. I then installed the entire rudder/brake pedal assembly in the fuselage and sat in the seat to check for proper position of pedals in relation to my seating position. I had to move the pedals forward. More on that later. I disassembled the brake pedal and etched and alodined all of the parts in preparation for priming (above right).
To make sure that I did not have problems on assembly, I arbitrarily labeled each brake pedal as to its location. I etched and alodined each pedals parts one pedal at a time. I then wrote on each part where it was to be located with a Sharpie (above left). This writing would bleed through the primer and allow me to keep the pedal detail parts with the pedal they were each drilled to. Next I primed the parts (above right).
In the photo above left you can see the writing on one of the pedals after it was primed. I did not invent this technique. I read it in the plans somewhere. Above right is one of the pedals undergoing final assembly.
Above left is what happens when the rivet squeezer slips while squeezing. No harm was done to the pedal. I drilled the rivet out and replaced it. The photo above right is another example of my labeling the parts so that I didn't get confused during final assembly.
Above left is a photo of all four brake pedals after final assembly. All they need now is to be painted.