These are my "famous" pedals with brake
pedals. Nice but heavy.
I decided to use turnbuckles. They are all accessible from behind
For the rudder cable fairleads, I did not have 1/8" plastic, so I
modified the 1/4" UHMPE I had on hand with a router.
Once everything was installed, I had a problem operating the
elevator. Cable tension would become very high when pulling up the
elevator. At first, I suspected that the horns were not made to
specs and found that the lower one was not correct. I made a new
one, but that did not resolve the problem. I then found the real
cause... the lower shackle at the base of the control yoke did not
have enough clearance (see picture). This was easily corrected by
removing material from the yoke assembly.
Sealing the firewall slots for the rudder pushrods. I used rear
leather as this does not burn too much. Vinyl in comparison burns
real fast and emit a big cloud of black smoke.