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  • Hey guys, has anyone else ran into the problem of the front control stick hitting the cross tube the instrument panel attaches to? If so did you just cut off and inch or 2 of the stick?

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    • Mark Goldberg
      Mark Goldberg commented
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      Dave - the stick needs to go under that crossing tube to get full travel. Yes, cut off enough so it clears. Mark

  • Dave, I raised the cross member one inch not because I was smart but because my buddy said his knees would not fit, thus all is well. It turns out very helpful even for my 5ft 7inch frame. The leverage is helpful. Stinger

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    • Wow Stinger you read my mind, I was thinking about that but had not asked the question yet. I was wondering about the effect of removing an inch or 2 of the stick on the amount of leverage it would take away from the control pressure. I was thinking with the auto servo trim tabs it probably would not make that much difference. Im about the same height as you so the height of the cross bar is not a problem for me either. How much do the auto servo trim tabs lighten the control pressure loads? I always thought of them sort of as power steering. I also noticed how your panel does not sit on top of the cross bar. Was that to give you more space in the cockpit?

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      • stinger
        stinger commented
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        I am sure you know the trim tab reduces stick pressure thus less muscle is required .I only have one trim tab because that's what my plans showed plus I had never seen an actual Bearhawk . My LSA has manual trim. My panel sets on top of the cross bar pretty much as plans state but with less height maybe one half inch. Stinger

    • Hi Stinger like the way your panel looks. It is minimum and simple and that is what my panel will be. Im planning on a PFD and a back up altimeter and AS and a tach and engine instruments. I think after I get it flying ill add a transponder. Probably just use a hand held radio to begin with.

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      • Hi Guys, I finally have the elevator control linkage set up in my LSA. To me it is a mile stone, I can now sit on my airplane and make airplane noises. I think my next step is to build my seats. But first I need to tweak some other things im not very happy about. Ill include more pictures soon.

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        • Hey Guys wanted to ask if anyone building the LSA is using square tubing to build the door and window frames? I think using square tubing would make it easier to build? I noticed that sqaure tubing is used in the Patrol.Looking for comments or suggestions.

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          • Mark Goldberg
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            Bob has changed the factory to round tubing for doors and windows for the large part. It weighs less for sure and Bob thinks it is easier to install the aluminum/plexi on it although not all builders agree with that. Mark

        • Thanks for the input Mark, Ill probably just do what you always say to do "stick with the plans". Here are some pictures of my latest progress,

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          • Dave

            Did you need to add the "joggle" as described in this thread? (I did and unless the plans have changed you likely will too)

            https://bearhawkforums.com/forum/bea...-stick-pushrod

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            • Hi Brad, Thanks for bringing that to my attention, but i had full travel side to side on my sticks but I will take a closer look to see if the rod end bearing is turning. The bearing seemed to have plenty of room to rotate in the idler arm. But I will check it. Thanks

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