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Old 01-17-2015, 07:20 PM
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Default Improved RV-8 Rear Rudder Pedals ?

Some time ago, there was a post about and improved design for the rear seat rudder pedals in an RV8.

I have searched and searched but cannot seem to find it. (Not using the right key words, I guess.)


Anyone here remember the post and can point me to it??

THANKS!!

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Old 01-17-2015, 08:58 PM
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Thanks but no, that is not it.

It was about rear seat (passenger) rudder pedals for the RV8.

Someone had used a stiffer material for the rod and had included a better bearing mechanism. Supposedly smoother and less likely to bend.

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Old 01-17-2015, 11:34 PM
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James,

I think it was me that you're referring to. But, I didn't post anything here. You had emailed me about my rear throttle lever and I had mentioned my improvements to the rear rudder pedals. If you'd like more info, you can email me or I can post it here.

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Old 01-17-2015, 11:38 PM
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Chris - I'd like to see what you did if you'd like to post it here?
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Default Another rear Rudder Pedal design

Sadly, it's not mine and I have no photos, but I flew with Craig Taylor in his beautiful RV-8 5678D in Pagosa Springs this past October. He's got a set of practically standard rudder pedals in the back seat of his plane. I only remember they were linked to the front sear pedals by cables/push rods that ran above the floor. I rode in the back and they worked great and looked and felt perfectly normal.

Craig, you got some pictures of your installation you can provide?
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Old 01-18-2015, 04:13 PM
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James,

I think it was me that you're referring to. But, I didn't post anything here. You had emailed me about my rear throttle lever and I had mentioned my improvements to the rear rudder pedals. If you'd like more info, you can email me or I can post it here.

chriswelsh@sbcglobal.net
Now I remember!

Sent you an email.

Thanks.

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James,

I think it was me that you're referring to. But, I didn't post anything here. You had emailed me about my rear throttle lever and I had mentioned my improvements to the rear rudder pedals. If you'd like more info, you can email me or I can post it here.
I'd love to see what you guys are discussing as I've been thinking about how to improve the rear pedals.
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Old 01-18-2015, 09:13 PM
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Default RV-8 back seat rudder/brake pedals

I've partnered my -8 "Special Delivery" with Bruce Bohannon, CFI of Pushy Galore & Exxon Flyin' Tiger fame for the purpose of designing a robust rudder & brake system for the back seat.

An official announcement will be coming soon, but you've heard it first here on VAF; the aircraft was approved and just two days ago the FAA issued Bruce a LODA to conduct RV-8 transition training. He's currently engineering the system to work with ground adjustable pedals so I don't expect he'll be offering plans or kits any time soon. Sorry. I've flown the front seat to test his 'back seat' ability to override my rudder/brake inputs, and except for a pilot that might lock-in both legs which will get him/her a severe jolt to the back of their head, the geometry and linkage works as designed and is simply amazing. Seems that all it took was to tell Bruce it couldn't be done!

So... stay tuned for the 'official' announcement; "RV-8 transition training available in an RV-8" ...and coming soon thereafter, "RV-4 and RV-3".
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Old 01-18-2015, 09:42 PM
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Default -8 Rear Seat pedals

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I've partnered my -8 "Special Delivery" with Bruce Bohannon, CFI of Pushy Galore & Exxon Flyin' Tiger fame for the purpose of designing a robust rudder & brake system for the back seat.

An official announcement will be coming soon, but you've heard it first here on VAF; the FAA has approved the rudder/brake system and just two days ago issued Bruce a LODA to conduct RV-8 transition training. He's currently engineering the system to work with ground adjustable pedals so I don't expect he'll be offering plans or kits any time soon. Sorry. I've flown the front seat to test his 'back seat' ability to override my rudder/brake inputs, and except for a pilot that might lock-in both legs which will get him/her a severe jolt to the back of their head, the geometry and linkage works as designed and is simply amazing. Seems that all it took was to tell Bruce it couldn't be done!

So... stay tuned for the 'official' announcement; "RV-8 transition training available in an RV-8" ...and coming soon thereafter, "RV-4 and RV-3".
Nice job. Can we at least get a picture of the pedals? I installed ground adjustable pedals. Just saying Oh, and you guys are really thinking outside the box if you're going to do transition training in a -3
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Old 01-24-2015, 05:36 PM
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Default Rear rudder pedals

James,

I just realized that I have not taken photos of the rear rudder pedals that CookieMonster mentioned above. I will take photos tomorrow and post them for you.
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