Dynon Autopilot Servo Installation for 601XL with single stick

Does anyone have some photos or drawings or what have you of a successful pitch and roll servo installation. I am near the point of starting that and would love to have some really good ideas to consider and possibly steal. I hate re-inventing the wheel. Takes away too much time for real inventions. :-)

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Comment by Jacky Winters on October 3, 2010 at 7:55am
Dave, thanks for posting the link to your pictures. Truly worth 2,000 words!
Comment by Joe Hopwood on August 18, 2010 at 8:46pm
Thanks David,

I would think that pitch sensitivity could be adjusted by having autopilot move the elevator a lesser amount. It may take some tries but I think it could be done. I just don't know how unless you can get different sized capstans. Perhaps you could desenitize at the airplane vise the autopilot. Thanks for the link. I will go there right now. I am back. Looks great thank you very much. I think I will order my servos now.
Comment by David Gallagher on August 18, 2010 at 4:19pm

See this Matronics posting:


It has pictures of my installation. As mentioned, the Trutrack sketches for the 601XL installation will work for the Dynon servos. Externally, the two company's servos are identical. In smooth air, the 601 and an autopilot get along together very well. In my 10 hour round trip to Oshkosh this year, I was on autopilot for about 7-8 of them. It was very nice. In bumpy air, the pitch-sensitive 601 and the autopilot will fight it out some. I usually turn it off then and hand fly.

Good luck,

Comment by Joe Hopwood on August 18, 2010 at 3:46pm
Ah! I beleive the drawing just does not show the cable that should be around the capstan and then clamped to elevator cable.
Comment by Joe Hopwood on August 18, 2010 at 3:37pm
Thanks Ed. Is the elevator connection friction only? That is sure what the drawing looks like.
Comment by Edward A. Hamilton on August 18, 2010 at 2:20pm
Joe-I believe servos are fairly standard-go to trutrakap.com they have pictures of mounting brackets for a number of aircraft which can be downloaded. I have ordered a bracket kit for my 601xl. Ed hamilton 609 971-8757

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