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.
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.
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.