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  1. J

    Center Stick Range of Motion?

    I had a chance to compare the two stick heights. From the pivot point for the ailerons close to the bottom of the stick on the Affordaplane plan is 16", and mine came out at 15 1/2 ". Pretty close!
  2. J

    Center Stick Range of Motion?

    Yes, I see what you are saying about duplicating the prior system ratio's. That is what I am doing, so the stick throw will be what it will be. I will check the length of the the stick on the original design vs. what I have on my design. I'm thinking they will be close as the original stick...
  3. J

    Center Stick Range of Motion?

    BJC, You are correct! This is an extremely small travel setting. The stops will be created by removing small bits of material from part of the stick assembly, thus allowing a larger range of motion for the stick. If I were to set the stick with more travel now, then there is a good chance...
  4. J

    Center Stick Range of Motion?

    Well fella's, I'm overwhelmed by and grateful for the knowledge Y'all shared. I will set the aileron stops very conservatively at 2" travel (measured at the top of the stick) each way on the prototype. This initial setting will leave plenty of room to increase throw if necessary. I will set...
  5. J

    Center Stick Range of Motion?

    The Original Design is a side stick and has a push/pull tube for the elevator and a linkage/cable system for the ailerons. My Design is cable/pulley systems. The aileron cables will attach to the 1/2 span ailerons the same way as you'd find on the legal eagle. Cables also to the elevator...
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    Center Stick Range of Motion?

    I have the prototype of my center stick almost completed now and it's time to figure out how far the stick should move in each direction. I came across some information awhile back which suggested the top of the stick should move 5" forward and 10" aft from a neutral position. Taking this into...
  7. J

    First time builder here

    Funny thing is that I had all the other tools you mentioned, including the swaging tool, that have been in use for many a year. Good advice on ways to collect tools there. As I sit here, having been using all those tools you mentioned, I still for the life of me can't figure out why I never...
  8. J

    First time builder here

    BJC, i don't reckon so. I looked it up on the web though. seems like they are having a big time down there at Jacks place!
  9. J

    First time builder here

    Thanks for the inspiration don january. I am really enjoying this build. 1st aircraft for me. After getting the band saw and using it I was thinking to myself..."I should have bought one of these 25 years ago!" If someone is building an affordaplane, to me, a bandsaw is top of the tool...
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    First time builder here

    Don january, you know, I have to remind myself from time to time that I am building an aircraft that is "affordable." It's the assortment of necessary tools I have purchased which have upped the overall cost ie... band saw at $450.00. Fortunately I was able to purchase most of the aluminum...
  11. J

    First time builder here

    Hey Stolch, I appreciate you sharing the Wings Forum site as I had no idea this site existed. And I agree with you about John being an aviation treasure. His video series has sure saved me a lot of head scratching!
  12. J

    First time builder here

    Hello everyone. I've caught myself reading a bit here and there on the forums over the past year or so. A while back I thought why not join? So now I'm a member. I am currently building an Affordaplane and things seem to be going well so far. The Homebuilt Help video series is a big help...
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