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Bill Williams
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:32 pm 
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Make a small bell crank with a ratio to match the display


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Ryan Allen
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:33 pm 
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Yep, I was afraid that was gonna be the the suggestion. I think I'll just remove it. I'll save a few ounces of weight while I'm at it.


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Ryan Allen
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:27 am 
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It looks like Im going to need to run down to my local machine shop to get these fork ends swaged (for my rudder cables). In case I've missed it, I just wanted to ask if there was a reasonably priced tool I could purchase to do this myself?

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Not only do they need to be swaged, but go no go tested. Some boat yards can do it.

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Ryan Allen
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fytrplt wrote:
Not only do they need to be swaged, but go no go tested. Some boat yards can do it.


Oh, good tip, thanks. I didn't consider testing.


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Jeff J
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I think this is the only tool I have seen and it's not what I would call affordable:
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/ ... kkey=46640

Is it feasible to convert to nicopress? Not as sleek and pretty but every bit as effective and a lot cheaper to work with. Then again, I bought my rudder cables from Cubes.

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James Grahn
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I have rudder cables in stock. Having said that, I have no idea if there is a difference in length by moving them outboard
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Outboard is about .75 longer than down the center.

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Rich Brazell
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Yep , as Bob sez . I took some of my cables to a "rigging outfit" that does just that . They had a hydraulic press that squeezed on the fittings ! ??? When they found out it was for an aircraft they weren't even going to charge me , but I told them I knew a few Air Force guys and they said that will be $5.00 ! ::) OH MY ! :o If you don't have a commercial boat yard that does this sort of thing , then try a "rigging outfit" that does cables , etc. for commercial cranes . :P

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Jeff J
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The S-18 cables are about an inch longer than the ones I replaced on my T-18. If Ryan's T-18 is like mine, and there is nothing to say that it is, then the S-18 cables might fit the new routing.

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Ryan Allen
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We'll see I guess. Thanks for all the outstanding input. I have gone back and decided to route my rudder cables down the center as per plans. The per plans method is a straight shot from the pedals to the rudder attach point. Its just so clean and efficient, i like it too much. I'll just have to lift my foot over the rudder cables when I want to stretch out on those long cross country flights. I do that now with my flying T18 and it doesn't bother me. I find that future maintenance thoughts drive a lot of my build decisions. That's why I removed the elevator trim indicator too. Just one more thing to have to fix/repair.


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Ryan Allen wrote:
We'll see I guess. Thanks for all the outstanding input. I have gone back and decided to route my rudder cables down the center as per plans. The per plans method is a straight shot from the pedals to the rudder attach point. Its just so clean and efficient, i like it too much. I'll just have to lift my foot over the rudder cables when I want to stretch out on those long cross country flights. I do that now with my flying T18 and it doesn't bother me. I find that future maintenance thoughts drive a lot of my build decisions. That's why I removed the elevator trim indicator too. Just one more thing to have to fix/repair.


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James Grahn
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FWIW, I have S18 cables in stock as well. Jeff, they should be exactly 5 inches longer than the T.
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James Grahn
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You might be thinking of flap cables which are exactly 1 inch longer.
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darbsmith
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This is the ray allen position sensor mounted on trim arm. It travels the full movement of the sensor for the display.


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