control sticks connection (rod)

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PoconoJohn
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control sticks connection (rod)

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I saw other builders that had to notch out the passenger seat to allow full (left) travel of the control stick. That's due to the rod connecting both sticks hitting the edge of the "V" hole. My aileron horn gets about 5/8" from the floor when I hit the seat. I'm not sure if the aileron travel would stop by then anyway, so I'm wondering if I can leave it as is or if I also need to notch the "V" hole or find an alternative solution.
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Earl Brown
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Re: control sticks connection (rod)

Post by Earl Brown »

what kind of travel are you getting when you sit in the cockpit?
Does your hand hit your leg before the connecting rod hits the seat?

PoconoJohn
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Re: control sticks connection (rod)

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Stops short just before it hits my leg. I'm thinking once the plane is almost complete I can see where the travel is and sand a little from the "V" if I have to.
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Earl Brown
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Re: control sticks connection (rod)

Post by Earl Brown »

I put the rod on the other side of the control sticks and got some more room.
My hand hits my legs before the rod hits the opening.
If you put control stops in the cockpit, they will most likely stop the stick before the rod hits as well.

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