Originally Posted by Scott Hersha
.....very similar. Your setup which is further up towards the stick will give you more torque, which is probably a good thing....
First off, make no mistake assuming I have any experience with autopilots; however, in my experience with designing (mostly industrial gas turbine) systems, it is most always better to take advantage of the full range of motion of an actuator whenever possible. Regardless of how finite the feedback, doing the aforementioned reduces the chances of the system acting overdamped/hunting/etc. Who knows what issues I'll encounter trying to validate everything but hopefully that issue won't be one of them.
On other related second thoughts, I'm probably going to forgo a bushing and thicken the attach bracket to match that of the actuator arm. I'm fine with the strength aspect as installed but unsure of any linkage fastener hole wear. I'm assuming Garmin's analysis and experience have validated their material choice from that perspective so I'll probably copy that in time.
Much thanks to all.