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Old 08-27-2010, 08:05 PM is offline
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Default RV-8 Stick Bending

I can bend your new, full length RV-8 front stick as pictured below.

Send me a PM for the address.

I will bend sticks as my time permits.

$120 includes shipping

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Old 09-01-2010, 08:38 AM
John Sweeny John Sweeny is offline
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This brings up the obvious question for those of you who have flown behind a straight stick vs a bent stick. what are the advantages to the bent stick? is the a certain body type that works better with a bent stick (tall, short,etc) it would appear to be a more natural resting striaght and level position to have the stick closer in. is there any problem with getting the stick short enough to fit under the panel with the infinity stick grip?

I just received my infinity grip last week, and the seats were shipped form flightline interiors yesterday, so timing is great to make the decision.
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:20 PM is offline
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Default Reason for S Bending RV-8 Front Control Stick

The S Bend allows for a more ergonomic arm position when your hand is resting on the stick. It allows most people with normal arm length the luxury of having their elbow resting close to 90 degrees when hand flying. It greatly reduces arm fatigue.

The pictures show the s bend made as short as possible. The setup in the picture works great in the RV-8 and allows enough room above the s bend to install an Infinity grip with 1/2" clearance to the panel bottom at full down elevator deflection.

Hope this helps,

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Old 10-18-2010, 10:17 AM
Allan Stern Allan Stern is offline
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Default stick bending

Just got my stick back from him and looks nice. Will install it later as I need a reason to disassemble the seat pans to do the install. If it gives me some of the stick I cut off the more the merrier.
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Old 10-18-2010, 10:35 AM
mlwynn mlwynn is offline
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Default Stick Bent

Got mine back the other day. Nice job. Thanks.

Michael Wynn
RV 8 Finishing
San Ramon, CA
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:10 AM
Joerpilot Joerpilot is offline
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Default Stick Bend

I received mine yesterday. It was very nicely done.
Joe Ramotowski
RV9 sold!
RV8 Flying
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Old 11-24-2010, 03:42 PM
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billdianne billdianne is offline
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Default stick bending

Got mine back Monday. Looks very nice and fast turnaround.
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:34 AM
rockbottom rockbottom is offline
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Default Ditto

Received mine today and it looks great. Mike advertizes two weeks turnaround and he was spot on.
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Old 12-07-2010, 06:07 PM
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Wallbangar Wallbangar is offline
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Default stick bending

I have a stick thats installed already and flying. Can you bend same ? ?
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:57 AM
CESSNA180FL CESSNA180FL is offline
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Location: 30 SE of Wichita, KS (SN52)
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Would you be willing to bend a stick for me?? PM sent. Thanks, Fred
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