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Taylortony
07-22-2007, 05:25 PM
I am at the moment changing the rudder bar system on an Aircraft at work for wear in the brake system, Cessna changed the rudder design from metal pedals to polycarbonate items some time back, as these are Genuine Aircraft Parts I thought these were going to be expensive, but no, they are 15.20 plus VAT each...... that will equate to about $15 each to those on the wrong side of the pond NEW

Now that may seem a lot, but these are indestructible as far as we are concerned.

If you look at them too, they are made in such a way that you could mount them on the lower pin hole and they would slide , that would allow you to connect a brake system pin to the upper hole and allow it to tilt for braking.... A simple lever microswitch under it would do the trick...

Just a thought for you all, you may get them cheaper US side from a breakers of Ebay.

For what its worth the steel pins that attached them ( straight hollow steel shaft with drilled hole each end for a retaining spitpin (cotterpin) to go through was a staggering 80.00 plus VAT EACH http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif


http://mysite.orange.co.uk/donno2006/pedals_copy.jpg

Taylortony
07-22-2007, 05:25 PM
I am at the moment changing the rudder bar system on an Aircraft at work for wear in the brake system, Cessna changed the rudder design from metal pedals to polycarbonate items some time back, as these are Genuine Aircraft Parts I thought these were going to be expensive, but no, they are 15.20 plus VAT each...... that will equate to about $15 each to those on the wrong side of the pond NEW

Now that may seem a lot, but these are indestructible as far as we are concerned.

If you look at them too, they are made in such a way that you could mount them on the lower pin hole and they would slide , that would allow you to connect a brake system pin to the upper hole and allow it to tilt for braking.... A simple lever microswitch under it would do the trick...

Just a thought for you all, you may get them cheaper US side from a breakers of Ebay.

For what its worth the steel pins that attached them ( straight hollow steel shaft with drilled hole each end for a retaining spitpin (cotterpin) to go through was a staggering 80.00 plus VAT EACH http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif


http://mysite.orange.co.uk/donno2006/pedals_copy.jpg

Deadmeat313
07-23-2007, 06:45 AM
It looks like you've got off to a good start though.

Surely an equivalent bar & pins can be mocked up from components available at B&Q or something?

I've an old twist-stick at home that I've been planning on converting into rough pedals at some point.

That said, It'll be written on my gravestone: "Never ever did make his pedals" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif


T.

Taylortony
07-23-2007, 01:37 PM
have all the old pins and indeed the rudder bars complete........... do not know if i will do anything with them as have a set already http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif