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Old 11-11-2022, 01:56 PM
backcountry backcountry is offline
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I just just raised and lowered the outboard pivot points. Thatís the only thing I could find to fix it.
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Old 11-11-2022, 02:07 PM
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Glad it worked for you.
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Old 11-11-2022, 03:08 PM
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Default Loctite!

Originally Posted by todehnal View Post
Adjusting is simple. Remove the center and outboard bolts, slip the rod end out of the bracket and slide it back in after making your adjustment, then reinsert the bolts. Takes 5 minutes.
I would modify this process to include new Loctite per the approved KAIs from Vans. Thatís what I will do if I decide to go that route. Not doing so could be dangerous (there I said it).

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Old 11-11-2022, 03:37 PM
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Per my posts above... I should further clarify that in climb I need to add ~ 3 lbs force on right rudder to center ball. Conversely, in a glide, a slight amount of left rudder is required. Ball is centered with feet on the floor in cruise flight. This indicates the the plane is nicely rigged for cruise. Right rudder in climb is need to offset torque and P-factor, as it should be. And in a glide, with engine making no torque, left rudder is needed to compensate.

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