|I designed Heel Brakes shown here. With all the other stuff going on under the front
seat, it's pretty busy under there, They work Very Well, hold for Mag Drop Test, but not
a full power run. They have been easy to get used to, and reliable.
|The control system of a Pietenpol is well designed in that it is simple, and relatively easy to build.
In flight, they are responsive, and well harmonized in all axis.
|The control stick is built to the plans, however, I removed the link to the front stick, and as of now, I
still don't have the front controls installed in the front pit. I need the room to carry all the 'stuff' I need
for long cross country trips, and I'm not ready for my passenger to KILL ME !!! As seen in the left
picture, I used Motorcycle Master Links to attach the Nico-Press fittings. I used 3/32" cable throughout
the pitch control system. The right picture shows the Bell Crank. It is plans built and located, which
gives the typical Pietenpol routing for the cables to the Flippers, with the cables rubbing on the
leading edge of the Horizontal Stabilizer.
|The Digital Camera does some weird stuff to the prop, cabanes,
and cables !!