Iam  going to do dual sticks on my 650 would anyone have a copy of the plans to build the sticks you can share thanks  Lance

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Comment by Normand Lambert on October 14, 2014 at 11:28am

Hi Lance,

I have a 701 with dual sticks. Even if not a 650, I can tell you that there is a lot to consider here. First, the central stick has a LOT OF SIDEWAYS movement which gives a lot of control to the pilot if need be. So, if you go to twin sticks you'll have to figure out a way to use less travel on the stick to acheive an equal movement of the ailerons. I learnt that the hard way; the distance in between your legs is a lot smaller than what the center stick gets. I got around that by making the lower bearing arm longer and pushing the vertical rods farther at the bottom of the control 'bicycle'. Also, the passenger stick should be made removable because in some instance your passenger could interact with his side stick and get you in trouble.

The forces involved in moving the twin sticks stays low so there wasn't much difference there.


Have you found a copy yet ?


Comment by Bob McDonald on October 11, 2014 at 7:06pm

I have flown multiple CH601 XLB & CH601HD aircraft. Several of the CH601 XLB aircraft had dual sticks... "they were horrible to fly" compared to the single "Y" stick aircraft. Heavy stick forces required, and it introduced the passenger stick to jam on a seat cushion or passenger. Just terrible don't do it. IMHO.

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