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Old 05-29-2017, 04:22 PM
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Larry DeCamp Larry DeCamp is offline
 
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Default rudder pedal mod to common shaft ?

I have studied the archives and see no reference to rudder pedals suspended from a common shaft like later vans creations. It appears attractive to me vs the multiple custom bracketry on the plans plus they are noted to be misaligned per plan. Does anyone have plan for one shaft suspending rudder pedals and brakes ?
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Old 05-29-2017, 06:06 PM
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Larry, this thread has photos and a description.

It won't work on mine since the firewall recess is in the way.

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Old 05-30-2017, 04:56 AM
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Default They are not in parallel

There is already a similar thread for the reason the RV-4 rudder pedals are not parallel. The design allows for the pedals to swing slightly inboard/outboard to provide better clearance along the tunnel which widens as it goes AFT. I suppose it would be possible to make the pedals slightly narrower than plans, but you would have to have tiny feet..even with the RV-4 pedal geometry , my size 11W requires me to wear only certain shoes while flying to keep from being "stuck" in the pedals. Build it per plans, and they work great.
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