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Vernier wanted

Randy

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In the past I have used a slightly modified vernier to operate the elevator trim per Mac MacKenzie's SkyBolt newsletter. I need another one and am not finding it.
I sent ASS a drawing and a request for a p/n a week ago and no response. I followed up Thursday and got a "we are swamped right now" response.
The vernier has a screw in the end of the quick release knob which allows it to be disassembled and an indicator slide installed.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated, thank you.
 

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Verniers are used on lots of commercial equipment, like fire engines or off-road vehicles. Check with a local truck supply company. My throttle cable was made up by Six States, Inc, in Salt Lake City. It is a heavy-duty Morse-type unit.

Danny
 

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Vans uses a Vernier for manual trim on several models. It is a commercial unit that you remove the ball from so it can't go full stroke with the push of a button.
 

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This is what I found at Van's -

"MANUAL ELEVATOR TRIM CABLE: Mandatory if you’ve chosen manual trim in the empennage kit. $165"

Two problems, it's twice the price of most any other vernier and it is only 60" long, I need 96"

Haven't had time to check aftermarket truck suppliers.

Keep the suggestions flowing, I know many builders used this vernier for trim and thought they stiii did ?
 

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Randy,
The one in my RV8 is 191" long, but has a threaded end and can't be shortened. Zero tools has a 180" one that has solid wire and can be cut to length. It's $50
 

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tdwrv8, thank you for the info but they are not the correct style of vernier that I need.
In the last couple of hours I have posted requests on the web sites of every cable manufacturer I could find on the internet. Probably will not get any replies before Monday.
I can post photo's but, unfortunately, I do not know how to post CAD drawings on this site.
If you would like to see what I am looking for go to HANDY RESOURCES - the 7th thread down is "SkyBolt Newsletters." Go to post #1 by Beej dated 09/21/06 go to issue #1 volume #3 pages 8-10. There is a diagram of what I am looking for.
There is a screw in the push button allowing the vernier to be disassembled and modified. I used 3 of these in builds in the 70's and 80's but now they seem to have disappeared. I have searched everywhere I can think of to no avail.
 

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