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Thread: Tri-pacer Rudder/Aileron Interconnect

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    Default aileron/rudder interconnect

    Has anyone removed the aileron-rudder interconnect on their plane?

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    Default Re: aileron/rudder interconnect

    I have two Tri-Pacers in the shop now. One has the inter-connect and one has had it removed with proper documentation. It is a little easier to slip and land in a crosswind with the airplane without the inter-connect however the plane with the interconnect is nice on long cross countries if you want to fly with just your feet or hands.

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    I thought about disconnecting mine, but after some research I found out that there is a serial number limit as to legally doing so. The early ones have never been approved to be disconnected. Not sure where the numbers fall into play, but I know mine was not elegible. I did however hook them up very loosely, you can barely see them move so they are really a no player but still legal. There is no set tension for them, just tight enough to keep the springs in place!

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    I have an early one with the interconnect removed via 337. I can steer with my feet with no problem as long as I make gentle course corrections. I don't think I'd care to have them connected up again.

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    I did the same as Tom, worked great and was no hassle.

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    Default Aileron/Rudder Interconnect Question

    I'm rebuilding a 54 Tri-pacer/pacer with 150 hp. I am to the point of deciding if I want to keep the aileron/rudder interconnect or remove it. It looks like I will be building new aileron cables so I need to decide right now. Any thoughts out there on whether the cables are really nessacary on the 150 hp pacers?

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    I would remove it - particularly if you are converting to a 22/20.

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    I left it in on the PA22/20-135 that I did in the early 80's just to see. After the first flight it came out. Scared the heck out of me trying to land.

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    The interconnect is long gone on my PA22/20 as well.

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    It's long in my PA 22

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