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Old 03-03-2019, 06:20 PM
kearney kearney is offline
 
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Default Control Stick Slop

Hi

I have noticed that there is more forward/backward movement in the control stick than I would like. It appears is the due to the control stick OD being somewhat smaller than the WD-1011 ID. Has anyone else encountered this and if so what was the solution.

Note the left right movement seems okay.

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Old 03-03-2019, 07:12 PM
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Perhaps a small through and through vertical screw or bolt just behind the transverse bolt in the plans? Or a wrap of tape around the stick to make a closer tolerance fit to the W1011? If it is a diameter mismatch, how about increasing the diameter of the aft end of the control stick slightly with a small strategically placed spot weld filed down so that the parts still nest but tight enough that it can't rock up and down or side to side.
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Old 03-07-2019, 09:43 PM
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Default Slop

I have the same issue. I mentioned it to Jesse Saint and he said we could fix it but not how. Following the thread.
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Old 03-08-2019, 09:35 AM
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I have a very slight slop in mine fore and aft. I was thinking about sliding a .032 AL shim in between the stick and weldment.
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Old 03-08-2019, 10:12 AM
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I have a very slight slop in mine fore and aft. I was thinking about sliding a .032 AL shim in between the stick and weldment.
Shimming is a good way to address this issue. However, you will likely find the shim needed to be in the .002-.005 range. Mcmaster Carr sells shims of this thickness, including kits with a variety in the.001 - .010 range. You can also use plastic shims for this application. If the ID / OD is off by .032"+ you would have real problems and should be well outside of Van's tolerances.

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Old 03-08-2019, 10:56 AM
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Shimming is a good way to address this issue. However, you will likely find the shim needed to be in the .002-.005 range. Mcmaster Carr sells shims of this thickness, including kits with a variety in the.001 - .010 range. You can also use plastic shims for this application. If the ID / OD is off by .032"+ you would have real problems and should be well outside of Van's tolerances.

Larry
Thanks Larry. After I typed I thought .032 was a bit much. Thanks for the mc master carr source.
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Old 03-08-2019, 01:51 PM
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I wrapped mine with aluminum HVAC tape to give a snug slip fit.
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Old 03-09-2019, 04:08 AM
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I wrapped mine with aluminum HVAC tape to give a snug slip fit.
I'll give that a go the next time I have my seats out. It's really not noticeable in flight, only while on the ground and pretending to be maverick
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Old 03-09-2019, 06:50 PM
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I replaced my brass with a Delrin bushing I machined. No slop.
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Old 03-10-2019, 07:25 PM
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Default Custom brass bushings

Hi Les,

I had the same issue and it was driving me nuts. I have a friend with a metal lathe that was kind enough to make me some brass bushings .380od x.250id x 2 5/16 long. It took him about 15 minutes.

Before I did that I was thinking of making a shim as mentioned in some of the other posts. Lee Valley Tools has some thin brass foil sheets in different thicknesses.
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