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Rudder pedal travel

JimW

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Last night we were fooling around trying to figure out the optimum location for the rudder pedals to fit the two of us. We were unsure of the amount of travel of the pedals.
This morning we had the revelation that we could calculate the amount of travel. If the rudder is allowed to move 30 degrees left and 30 degrees right and the attachment point on the rudder horn for the cables is 3.5" from the center of the rudder post, we come up with 3.5" of travel for the rudder cables and also the rudder pedals. This is due to the total movement of the rudder horn being 60 degrees and forming an equilateral triangle. Does this sound right?

While we are on the subject, does anyone know how far the stick should travel left and right in degrees to accomplish full travel for the ailerons? This will help us with aileron stops.

cheers,
Jim

 

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