is designed to facilitate proper positioning and alignment of the stabilizer hinge brackets with original tail cone reinforcement angle (hockey sticks) or the McFarlane Tail Cone Angle Kit (STC SA02522AK). It consists largely of a shaft and two alignment spacers that ride on the shaft. This tool also effectively serves a stand-in for the aircraft's stabilizer during bracket installation, mimicking the spacing and thickness of the stabilizer hinges.
Cut installation time in half!
Installation instructions are available here.
The benefit of McFarlane TOOL136 is it provides proper alignment of the replacement brackets, where no OEM tool exists. Proper positioning and alignment of the brackets may be much more difficult without it, as its alignment spacers maintain proper hinge bracket spacing. If proper bracket alignment isn't maintained, the horizontal stabilizer could bind and the trim system would not function properly. Save yourself time and money!