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SB0018 inspection rudder cables oval sleeves

Since the rudder cables are not yet installed, it’s a good moment to execute SB0018.

First step is removing the heat-shrink:

You have to measure the sleeve at 3 locations, the diameter should be less than 8,9 mm. All 4 sleeves were around 8,5-8,6 mm:

The free end should be more than 3 mm, mine were all around 16 mm:

Good news, my rudder cables are good to go.

Next I added some Ardrox AV30 for corrosion protection:

I didn’t had heat-shrink that would fit over the thimble and would shrink sufficient to be tight around the cable. So I ordered some 6:1 heat-shrink…