While waiting on a part from Vans to continue, I decided to make rudder pedals for the rear.
The button will be cut off and the rod threaded with a rod end bearing. Also the middle bracket will be eliminated reducing the chance of bending the rod.
I went to the ACE Hardware aviation section and picked up a bronze bushing and a steel sleeve. Being frugal, I repurposed the steel hinge bracket that came off the HS from the service bulletin. Brazed the steel sleeve to the bracket I cut in half.
The pivot is like an aileron bracket using the bushing and sleeve. Once the pedal is clecoed in place Iíll be able to determine where to attach the rod end bearing.
In the event I donít want pedals back there anymore, I can pull the bolt and out it comes. And re-install is easy.
And of course some non skid tape will be added.
I looked thru the posts and didnít see any others it like it. Iím hoping it wonít rub the seat cushion. If it does, Iíll make an improved version. After all, this was my first attempt and a few hours spent doing some I enjoy.
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