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  • Hey Guys, lots happened since my last post. I have retired from the evil empire (ATT) and now I am free to pursue my own interests. As you all know from my last post I have started building onto my shop hence I have stopped building on my LSA. Well I am about to be back to building on my LSA. My shop addition is almost complete now. I just need to build the benches and some shelving. I hope to start posting regularly soon on my LSA build. I have also started a business so that will take time away from my build but since I no longer have a pesky job to worry with I should be able to budget time for my LSA and my business. Here are some shop pics. Hope you like them.
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    • David Swartzendruber
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      Glad you're back! Looking forward to seeing your LSA progress.

    • rodsmith
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      Very nice!

  • I thought General Electric was the evil empire...

    Nice space.

    Andy

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    • No ATT is because it has the death star as the logo.

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      • Hi Guys, I have some progress to report today. I put the tail feathers back on my plane and got the flying wires sorted. I had to remake all the connectors because the store bought connectors made the wires too long. I also got my trim system in today. I am using a trim wheel so I had to engineer it since the LSA is supposed to use an overhead lever. I prefer the trim wheel so thats what I now have. Hope you like the pics. Happy building all!!!
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        • Sweet setup. Is the trim wheel system simple enough you make it dual? I assume the original overhead trim lever was located so it could be operated from both seats. Trim wheel definitely appealing. And the throttle quadrant (forgive my ignorance) is throttle, mixture and choke? Or carb heat? Something Corvair related? Anyway, looking great and the new place sure has filled up.

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          • HI Frank, The quadrant has a lever for the throttle, mixture and carb heat. The trim wheel could be set up for the rear seat to have one as well. The trim wheel is attached to a spool which the wire is wrapped around several times. For the rear trim control there would be a separate wire that would go from the front spool to a rear spool and from there another wire going from the rear spool to the trim tab control horns. I have found that the circumference of the spool determines how many turns it takes to move the trim tab up and down. The spool in my trim wheel is about 3 inches in diameter so it only takes 2 or 3 revolutions to move the trim tab from full up to full down. And I think the position of the elevator will affect that as well. I still may tweak it more the make the trim wheel less sensitive. I have started a little business in my shop as well, most of the tools you see are wood working tools. My new business is making outdoor furniture. Gook luck on your build Frank!!

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