|Controls - Fabrication|
Finally a matching left and right stick.
The Gen X 500L.
Not sure if I'll use these or just dupe them in wood. They do feel nice and were inexpensive.
|This is the Gen X 500 for the right.|
Side sticks coming together.
|New rudder pedals mounted. These are about six inches wider than the plans, since the seats are sitting in a 46" fuselage vs. a 40"|
|Rudder pedals installed. Used ACE Harware #193 stainless steel springs.|
|Cables attached, trim pulleys in and attached to trim.|
|Trim idler and MAC servo installed. The upper nose gear reinforcement will not be used for the gear so it made a nice ledge to hang the trim servo.|
|Rudder cables swaged. (Temporarily installed to rudder control horn)|
|Side sticks beginning to take shape. Front nylon bushing mounted and supports.|
|Close up of stick.|
|Side bellcranks mounted.|
|Rear cross tube installed and side pushrods.|
|Left side aileron bellcranks installed.|
|Right side aileron bellcranks installed.|
|Overview of cross tube. Second main elevator push tube installed.|
|Pattern for cover made with Celotex. It is easy to cut and holds a bend nicely or "fold-a-plane" patterns if the black backing is removed..|
|From the bellcranks inside the fuselage the push tubes extend through the stub wing.|
|Idler at the end of the stub wing.|
|Push tube passed near the gear leg.|
|Dog legs out the end.|
|I made up a drawing and sent it to my brother in-law Kirk Huizenga who has
access to a small CNC. What a cool throttle quadrant. Throttle,
Prop, Waste gate and Cowl flaps.
I hope I can use it.