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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:18 pm 
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As you guys know, I'm in the process of an annual condition inspection on my Sky Arrow.

Today Karen and I gutted the interior.

I always thought it was way cool the way the sidestick articulates in such a way as to control both the ailerons and elevator via pushrods:

http://youtu.be/FIMr4pzoY1o

I think its pretty cool - half way between Rube Goldberg and elegant.

In any case, all those rods are one of the reasons I think my Sky Arrow, in spite of looking light, comes in at the heavy end of LSA's at 867 lbs empty weight.

Rudder is cable, BTW.

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Eddie, your YouTube URL is fragmented, hence the link is inop. :(

The SportStar has a similar arrangement (pushrods for elevator and aileron, cables for rudder). Seems a very good way to go. The Rube Goldberg analogy seems apt.

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Link fixed, I think!

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:56 pm 
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Nice video, Eddie -- thanks. Yep, just about as Goldberg as my own plane!

Happy holidays and safe skies,
Paul

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