Dan Noble
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How big of a bending brake to build?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Noble Oct 1, 2018. 5 Replies

First post!  I'm getting organized to start a from plans Cruzer build.  You know the drill, finish ALL of the honey do list, clean out the area I'll be working in, build a table and so on.  All of…Continue

 

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Aircraft Model
CH 750 Cruzer
Project Status
Less than half
Building From
Kit
Engine installed (or plan to install)
Corvair
Building Experience
No Experience
Flying Experience
Sport Pilot (or Ultralight)
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)
KMVN

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At 9:41pm on October 6, 2020, John A. Minatelli said…

Hi Dan, after reading all the gripping on the board about the control stick pulling in the direction of the bungee I decided to mount my elevator bungee right in the middle of the bottom of the fuselage just aft of the large inspection port.  However to be sure I did not have problems later with cable fraying when I installed the up elevator cable I first inserted into a portion of polypropylene brake hose, the once the cable was mounted I then epoxied the polypropylene in place so it would never interfere with either the control horn in the front of the control assembly nor in the rear pulley inside the fuselage just forward of the horizontal stab.  Then I took a short bungee and drilled a hole in the L angle where I stayed before and then attached the bungee to the hole and to the up elevator control cable.  Thus I have tension even when banking on the elevator cable and I am not fighting any pressure either to the left or right on the control stick while in flight.  Worked well for me.  Make sure you add cable restraints to your pulleys when you install them Dan as this keeps the cables from moving off the pulleys so you will want to make these fit close to the cable pulley but not rubbing on the cables.  Hope this helps,  John 

 
 
 

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