Quick Disconnect for Rudder Cables


Chris Walterson
 

Robert------------  I built the same as the plans like Tim referenced to, but I made a bit longer FC2 and drilled holes every 1/2 inch. This allows you precise adjustment for your rudder pedals. If you sell the airplane to a taller or shorter person this comes in handy.

 Both my rudder cables come through the center consol.

 To remove the tail, you need to disconnect the cables at the rudder, disconnect the tail and slide it back, reach in and disconnect the rudder cables, antenna, wiring and then finish removing tail.

 I think on the video of my airplane build you can see the connections.  Have fun-------------  Chris


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Tim
 

I did one per side, ‘quick’ is relative I guess as I found them a bit fiddly to do up, but it works. 

 


Jay Scheevel
 

Guess I should’ve said some people use a bell crank (like me)… Others just put a disconnect in each side’s cable. That’s simpler and lighter. I’m sure someone with that setup will send you details.

Cheers,
Jay 


On Feb 3, 2023, at 9:46 PM, Jay Scheevel <jay@...> wrote:

Most people have some sort of bell crank mounted in the tail cone. Here’s a detail of mine outer holes are where the cables going forward to the rudder pedals mount with a thimble/shackle and an AN3 bolt on each side. 
Cheers,
Jay 
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On Feb 3, 2023, at 7:00 PM, Robert Schmid <robert@...> wrote:

I have found ways for electrical disconnect at the tail seam but what about rudder cables? How have you all solved that? Do the pedal connectors come off for a quick connection at the tail seam?
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Jay Scheevel
 

Most people have some sort of bell crank mounted in the tail cone. Here’s a detail of mine outer holes are where the cables going forward to the rudder pedals mount with a thimble/shackle and an AN3 bolt on each side. 
Cheers,
Jay image0.jpeg


On Feb 3, 2023, at 7:00 PM, Robert Schmid <robert@...> wrote:

I have found ways for electrical disconnect at the tail seam but what about rudder cables? How have you all solved that? Do the pedal connectors come off for a quick connection at the tail seam?
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Robert "TheFrisco" Schmid
(408) 805-5450

www.facebook.com/TheFlyingFriscos
www.theflyingfriscos.com

Love building planes almost as much as flying. Latest completed build is "Loki", a Chinook Plus 2 bush plane.


 

I have found ways for electrical disconnect at the tail seam but what about rudder cables? How have you all solved that? Do the pedal connectors come off for a quick connection at the tail seam?
--
Robert "TheFrisco" Schmid
(408) 805-5450

www.facebook.com/TheFlyingFriscos
www.theflyingfriscos.com

Love building planes almost as much as flying. Latest completed build is "Loki", a Chinook Plus 2 bush plane.