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Old 03-01-2012, 09:32 PM
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For the co-pilot PPT I used these RC battery connectors:


To hold the stick in place I use a "Quick-Release Button Connectors for Telescoping Tubing" from www.mcmastercarr.com.

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Old 03-01-2012, 11:52 PM
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For the co-pilot PPT I used these RC battery connectors:


To hold the stick in place I use a "Quick-Release Button Connectors for Telescoping Tubing" from www.mcmastercarr.com.

Funny thing; I used precisely the same quick release button connector (guess where I bought them)... Had to buy several to get one in case anyone's looking for a copy.
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:25 AM
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I also used the same quick release button for telescoping tubing, as in the photo. They were used in the passenger removable stick and the grips. You can get stainless or galvanized material. I used stainless. Also, quick release connection was used for the passenger stick.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:33 AM
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I wrapped the wire around a screwdriver to make a coil that easily takes up the slack when the stick is inserted into the base.
Similar setup for me, but I used an old coiled computer cable (like a coiled phone cord - you do remember those, right?) inside the stick which keeps the connector up inside nicely but comes out when needed. These typically have 4 wires but I only used two of them.

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Old 03-03-2012, 07:40 PM
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Funny thing; I used precisely the same quick release button connector (guess where I bought them)... Had to buy several to get one in case anyone's looking for a copy.
I would be more than happy to purchase one from you.
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:52 PM
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BTW, I used the RC battery connector shown below outside of the stick.

I drilled a hole through the front of the stick, inserted a rubber grommet, and then ran the wires through it.

The matting wire was attached to the outside of the stick base with zip ties.

The wires are covered by the stick boot which keeps them from getting tangled with anything.
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:59 PM
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I do want to have a fully functional co-pilot stick. My kids may want to learn to fly in this thing some day. That being said, I need at least 9 pins of connector to go down the stick. I did use the McMaster quick disconnect button, and there is sufficient room to route the wires to one side of that and still have it work to hold the stick in place.

Mark: I'm going to give your solution a try. I thought I had the controls in place permanently, but it looks like taking out the weldment is the best way to get this bonded in place without making a huge mess. So far I haven't seen any examples of the connector for 9 pins be run outside of the stick. If anyone has photos of that, please share!
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:54 PM
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Just a follow up post. I went ahead and did Mark's solution by epoxying a 9 pin D-sub connector in the middle of the stick. I found some 5 minute epoxy gel that wouldn't run at the local auto parts store and got both connectors installed without any drama.







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Old 03-11-2012, 06:08 PM
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Bruce,
Very nice job! It looks better than mine.

I also looked around your website and you are building a very nice airplane!

I'm looking forward to reading your first flight report.

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Anybody have one of these quick disconnect button deals lying around? I'd gladly PayPal you a couple bucks if you'd drop one in an envelope and send it to me. (PM for address)
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