Van's RV-9A in Aurora

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Saturday, July 17, 2010

5 hrs
Install cabin heat control cable. Not happy with the final result, the cable anchor doesn't turn freely in the firewall valve arm. So it won't close all the way after it's been opened all the way.
Have to figure out how to resolve this.

Continued on with the control sticks. Climbed in and checked travel with the Ray Allen grips to see what length to trim the sticks. It might be nice to do a final fit with the actual seats, but I think the critical factor is actually clearance at the top between the sticks and the panel and engine controls. So the sticks are cut to allow reasonable clearance at the top, and this looks like
it will provide a reasonable fit for ergonomics as well.

Then started wiring up the Ray Allen grips. Chose a 301 for the left (ptt and elevator trim), and 101 for the right seat (only a ptt). I'll also put a elevator trim switch on the panel so it can be reached from the right seat.

Then it's time to get ready for a triathlon!