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Old 09-11-2019, 07:46 PM
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Default Tosten Control stick interference

Anyone else have this problem? Full nose down stick is hitting the toggle switches on the bottom of my panel. I bought the grip and stick assembled from Vans. I'm thinking about either bending the stick more or shortening the stick.
Any Thought?
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Old 09-12-2019, 12:52 AM
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Are you using the original stick provided by Vans in the kit or the cut down version from Tosten.

You can cut down the originals yourself but it is a hassle with the bend having started to make the opening oval. I gave up and got the ones from Tosten, not hitting anything now.
Reread your post, if you got the ones from Vans with combined stick and grip I do not know if they are to long or not :/
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Old 09-12-2019, 02:31 AM
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I had issue with new sticks from Vans hitting the bezel on my Dynon HDX by just 2 mm. Long story short, I carefully cut about 15 mm off top of stick and repositioned the hole for the locking screw. You may have to file the bottom of the bush to the right shape for the curve. Put something like rubber hose in between your wiring and the hacksaw to stop cutting wires. I am happy with the outcome.
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Old 09-12-2019, 08:54 AM
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I bought the grip separate and cut the stick myself. If I recall correctly, I cut 3.5" or 3.25" from the stick. The only place that it barely touches is at full nose down and left elevator where it just touches the left heater control knob. It is not an interference but a light touch.

Do a full range of motion but it seems you may need to cut a bit off.
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Old 09-12-2019, 05:51 PM
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Default Adjust one pushrod endbearing

I just adjusted an elevator control rod end bearing by one and a half turns, gave me adequate clearance and then I rechecked my elevator travel which was perfect.
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Old 09-12-2019, 06:10 PM
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Are all the flight controls connected?

If not, don't do anything until they are.
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Old 09-12-2019, 10:33 PM
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I just adjusted an elevator control rod end bearing by one and a half turns, gave me adequate clearance and then I rechecked my elevator travel which was perfect.
Don,
Please remember that the 14 has both elevator stops as well as stick stops. The elevator stop and the stick stops (for both up and down) should be very close to one another, though elevator stop should hit first. Make sure that these stops are still within the tolerance/settings that they need be as adjusting the rod end bearing one way or another will affect these.
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