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Old 10-29-2018, 11:49 AM
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Anybody start doing these again, I need one?

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Old 10-30-2018, 10:07 AM
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You've already explored adjusting the rod-ends in the elevator system to move the stick aft? Because of the lever ratio, a small amount of rod adjustment can yield a goodly amount of stick movement.
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Old 10-30-2018, 10:43 AM
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Anybody start doing these again, I need one?

thx
I've been able to adapt the RV-14 bent stick from Tosten into my 8. I've just started flying and don't have much to report yet.

The adaptation was cutting down the straight stick, making a sleeve to allow the smaller 14 stick to fit tightly in the 8 stick, then cutting the 14 stick to fit with the military style grip(also from Tosten) to clear the panel. I also had to remove an inch+ from the seat ramp for full travel. I think I may have been able to avoid some/all of the cut if I'd adjusted the rod ends differently.

It's on the list of things to refine in phase 1.
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Old 10-30-2018, 12:08 PM
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Steve and I talked about this a while back. Dies for the CNC bender, and a probable mandrel to do it right are EXPENSIVE. Probably not enough to justify the expense. BUT----we'll see.

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Old 10-30-2018, 11:45 PM
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