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Thread: One solution to the skinny control wheel

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    Default Re: One solution to the skinny control wheel

    Forgot vendor, but is in Alaska and has a "SIDE YOLK" replacement with ptt button. Very cool and allows unobstructed view of panel.

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    That's Eddie Trimmer's mod and STC that Old3pacer mentioned. http://trimmeraviation.com/yoke.html

    The paracord I like; 1, because it looks cool; and 2, you have 20'-30' of paracord at your fingertips (get it? ) in case of a "spontaneous camping" incident.
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    Ok, I spotted some bright red paracord in Walmart looking for a folding chair the other day....I'll try it and take and post a pic later. : ) I still contend the original design is very good for a number of reasons, but I'm open to some new ideas.

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    Default Re: One solution to the skinny control wheel

    Quote Originally Posted by JPerkins View Post
    That's Eddie Trimmer's mod and STC that Old3pacer mentioned. http://trimmeraviation.com/yoke.html
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    While I have my hand on the left side of the yoke when I'm flying, at least 90% of the time, that just looks odd. Certainly practical and removes the obstructions of the panel issue but just "looks like" too much is missing. Probably just a visual thing in my head.

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    I like the rams horn style better and have been looing at options for it. I am 700 miles away from the plane right now as well. Any chance anyone can tell me what the diameter of the control tube is?

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    I did a DER approval for a PMA PA-28 control wheel on a Colt a couple years ago. I’ll look up what wheel was used.


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    These were the control wheels I did the approval for

    http://avion.com/PiperControlWheels.html


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    Default Re: One solution to the skinny control wheel

    Quote Originally Posted by dgapilot View Post
    These were the control wheels I did the approval for

    http://avion.com/PiperControlWheels.html


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    Nice! I am guessing that you used the 3/4" adapter so that would give me the shaft size I am looking for right there. Spendy lil buggers but look sweet!

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