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Old 06-17-2009, 05:08 PM
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Default Stick grip hits panel

I've installed an Infinity Stick and find that the grip hits the panel in the full foward position. Have other folks had this happen? If so how did you remedy it? Do you need to if you are getting the Min/MAx travel on the flight controls?
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:31 PM
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Default 2 things that helped me

1. Initially I had the problem with the grip (CH/TOSTEN) hitting the panel even after they were cut down to min. I cut the verticalupright piece off fromn the curved portion, rotated the vertical aft 22 degrees to provide clearance, then had them Tig welded.
http://deemsrv10.com/43.5-controlsticks.htm
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2. Once I had all of the instruments and EFIS. installed in the panel with the panel in the plane I found that I had some interferrance wit hthe grips hitting one of the knobs on the EFIS. I remeasured the up/down travel and compared it to Van's spec and found that I had more than the plans called for in the down direction so I made a simple elevator stop out of some alum angle ind installed it.
http://deemsrv10.com/album/Final%20A.../DSC07196.html
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:07 PM
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I also had this concern, best advice was to wait until the tail was mounted, and the elevator travel checked.

There seems to be a lot of excess travel without the entire assembly.

In addition, at least for the CH units, you can rotate them a bit, gives not only better clearance, but is actually more comfortable fit in your hand.

YMMV with the Infinity grips.
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:50 PM
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Some grips are a bit tall....... so shorten the stick a bit!
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:58 PM
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Some grips are a bit tall....... so shorten the stick a bit!
When I changed to a different Ray Allen grip, I had to chop an additional few inches off. At least if you chop too much, a different grip can probably make up for it.

The bottom line, is that if you thumb rests on top of the stick for any controls, then the thumb should also miss everything on the panel. And this is assuming that flight surfaces are mounted and at their stops.

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Old 06-17-2009, 09:15 PM
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Here is a reference from the other list. I used Scott's method

View this previous thread.
http://forums.matronics.com/viewtopi...ght=stick+weld


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Old 06-17-2009, 09:51 PM
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Wait until you have the elevator installed. The stops in my 7 kept the stick from going all the way and hitting the panel.

Also, if you are in flight and push it that far forward, you better make sure you are securely belted in because you are going neg G's very quickly and looking directly at the ground.
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:49 AM
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Default No doubt I'm going to have this issue

and will have to cut/chop/extend something on each stick when the time comes. Right now the issue is trial-fitting the Infinity grips on the sticks - will need some sort of insert between stick tubing and the insert JD provides with the grips. 7/8" thick-wall aluminum tubing should work, with a little lathe work possibly needed. Do I want 2024T3 or 6061 for this?
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:22 AM
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If I remember correctly he can also provide the correct bushings for your tubing size.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:40 AM
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Spruce has them as well.

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