I ordered my RV-8 with ground adjustable rudder pedals. Since the air-adjustable setup is now standard, the ground adjustable setup seems to require a fair amount of fettling to get right. I've worked out most of the bugs, but there is one issue that I haven't seen mentioned in any searches yet. When either of my pedals travel to full extention, the F-852C forward rudder cable and the castle nut/bolt that join the forward and aft rudder cables make contact with the aft reinforcement rib on the WD-813-1 landing gear bolt weldment at the base of the gear tower (see photo below). In a worst-case scenario, it might be possible for the bolt head or castle nut to get caught on the front side of the reinforcement rib, jamming the rudder in full deflection. I realize that if this happens I could reach down and pull it free, but I want to eliminate the possibility of it happening. I also don't want any contact wear to occur on any of the components involved. I've thought of a few potential solutions, but I wanted to ask here to see if anyone else has had this issue and what they did about it.
Martin J Filiatrault
RV-8 #83507 - empennage complete (except fiberglass)
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