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Old 04-15-2021, 07:39 PM
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Default Rear rudder pedals rv8

Could I get a copy of rear rudder pedal set up thanks roger rwtsc@hotmail.com
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Old 05-25-2023, 03:24 PM
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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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Old 08-26-2023, 03:56 PM
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Buttons, buttons, whose got the buttonsÖÖÖnot me
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Old 08-27-2023, 10:04 AM
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Default Pulling it all together

Here are my new rear pedals combined with the folding heal lifts. One is up and the other folded away.

The only snag I ran into is the idler arm is leaning slightly outboard and should be leaned more inboard to give clearance for the rudder cable and the mid cabin brace. Guess I didnít see it when drilling the inboard hole on the mounts. Easy fix and replace mounts are inexpensive for the do-over.
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