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Old 07-11-2023, 11:19 AM
smokediver576 smokediver576 is offline
 
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What was the source for those extensions?
I made them here at my shop. It's what happens when you have a CNC machine shop.... a wee bit overkill but I wanted something robust that didn't feel like a hack and wack. Two bolts (per pedal) and you're flying. No modification to the plane needed.

Thinking of making a base plate that fits on the stock pedals to give you a more robust feel.
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Old 07-11-2023, 12:51 PM
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I made them here at my shop. It's what happens when you have a CNC machine shop.... a wee bit overkill but I wanted something robust that didn't feel like a hack and wack. Two bolts (per pedal) and you're flying. No modification to the plane needed.

Thinking of making a base plate that fits on the stock pedals to give you a more robust feel.
The reason I ask is that a lot of us have CNC equipment. I wasn't sure if this was a design that's been mentioned earlier in the thread or elsewhere, or something new you are trying.

Do you intend to make this a product? If not, share more about the design and dimensions since it's working? I might be interested either way. I have the equipment to do it, but also have plenty other things to work on.
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Old 07-11-2023, 01:33 PM
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The reason I ask is that a lot of us have CNC equipment. I wasn't sure if this was a design that's been mentioned earlier in the thread or elsewhere, or something new you are trying.

Do you intend to make this a product? If not, share more about the design and dimensions since it's working? I might be interested either way. I have the equipment to do it, but also have plenty other things to work on.
Hey Nate, Nope this is a new addition. I just didn't like was I was finding out there. Not sure if I will pursue this for a product for my store or not. Will depend on how well it works, ease of taking on and off and if it can be made at a pleasing price point that allows me to not just swap dollars. If I decide not to pursue it I will make the Fusion 360 file available.
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Old 07-12-2023, 12:14 PM
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Updated Pictures!!! Did a fit check yesterday on a flying RV12 ULS and it worked like a champ. 3" standoff on the ones you see. Will go fly with them tomorrow and report back. Will also get photos mounted on the plane. They were rock solid on the fit check!!!
Went and flew the RV12 ULS for 1.5 hours this morning with the new pedals. Did 4 take off and landings. Took a few minutes to adjust muscle memory to the new feel and pedal location but after that all was great!!!! Will be working on a revised version that is slightly easier to get on and off quickly. Hopefully a (1) bolt attachment design. Was amazing at how much more confidence I have with good rudder authority!
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