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Old 06-10-2019, 07:44 PM
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Best I came across is what Bruce Hill did. U can see it in his build site “” in his RV9A project under the flaps & trim section. He put 9 pin connectors imbedded in the stick and receptical. I liked it so much I did the same. Works great. EZ to install and remove.
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:26 PM
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2 pin molex. Couldn't be much simpler if you've only got PTT on the copilot stick.
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by rswalden View Post
Mine looks like this:

Works great with Infinity stick grip... 15-pin DB connector. The actual stick is drilled and tapped for a #8 hex head bolt. Easy to remove...
YES!! Thank you, Waldo. Your solution is exactly what I'm looking for, and a better solution than my DSUB CPC search:

I will shamefully copy your technique for my new sticks.

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Old 06-11-2019, 12:51 AM
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Originally Posted by humptybump View Post
An alternative is to move the PTT for the passenger to the panel (or side panel).

I often pull the rear stick in my RV-8 and decided to eliminate the wires all together. The PTT is now next to where the headset jacks are for the passenger.
Why do you remove the rear stick often? I currently fly a Champ and never took it off.. Do you remove it when you fly with chlidren?
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Old 06-11-2019, 07:16 AM
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I remove mine any time I need to lay on my back under the panel to check wiring or add components. Sure beats squeezing between the sticks and having to lay on the fuel selector. Being able to remove the stick is handy if you need to reconfigure buttons on your Infinity grip, or bring extra supplies for a camping trip, or create more belly room for "horizontally challenged" passengers!
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Old 06-12-2019, 07:52 PM
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Default 9 pin D-sub will fit

I see Keith mentioned what I did above. I shamelessly stole the original idea from someone else here on VAF, so please don't credit me with any actual creativity.

I have dual Tosten grips and was able to get all 10 of the wires (2 of them are both ground) to fit on a 9 pin D-sub connector inside the passenger control stick tubing. Wire it up then use some 5 minute epoxy from your favorite automotive retail parts store and get it fixed in place. Then get the stick in place on the passenger side and connect it up with the other side and do the same on that end.

It works great and is easy to plug in and out.

More details and photos here.
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