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I then welded the strap around the end.
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I used the first control stick to make a fixture that I could use to make the next. They really need to be the same.
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Parts for the next control stick.
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I used a wood block spacer to keep the holes square.
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I welded the pieces together in the fixture. The wood burned pretty good but it lasted long enough and they both came out the same.
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I then welded the strap around the end.
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I used the first control stick to make a fixture that I could use to make the next. They really need to be the same.
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Parts for the next control stick.
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I used a wood block spacer to keep the holes square.
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I welded the pieces together in the fixture. The wood burned pretty good but it lasted long enough and they both came out the same.
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Back side
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Front side
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Getting ready to weld the tube in place.
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I made the mistake of tacking the mounts to the frame with the UHMW attached. I am using a torch and it melted the UHMW. It might have worked with a Tig Welder or maybe a smaller tack.
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Torque tube in place.
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Back side
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Front side
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Getting ready to weld the tube in place.
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I made the mistake of tacking the mounts to the frame with the UHMW attached. I am using a torch and it melted the UHMW. It might have worked with a Tig Welder or maybe a smaller tack.
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Torque tube in place.
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Front side. you can see that the throw might be limited by the amount of cutout.
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The cutout for the pilot is much deeper.
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Mounting the rear control pivot.
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I again used wood to locate the tubes and it lasted long enough to get them tacked.
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Just about finished.
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Front side. you can see that the throw might be limited by the amount of cutout.
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The cutout for the pilot is much deeper.
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Mounting the rear control pivot.
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I again used wood to locate the tubes and it lasted long enough to get them tacked.
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Just about finished.
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I cut slots in the 3/4 tube and tapered it to fit into the 3/4 square.
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Assembly ready to weld.
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Ed White
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Finished lower control tube.
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Front torque tube pivot.
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I cut slots in the 3/4 tube and tapered it to fit into the 3/4 square.
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Assembly ready to weld.
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Ed White
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Finished lower control tube.
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Front torque tube pivot.
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Rear torque tube pivot. Rosette still needs to be welded. I will get Ray to Tig weld this since my torch will just blow out the tube hole.
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Rear pivot mount. Rosette welds still need to be done. I will get Ray to Tig weld this since my torch will most likely blow out the hole in the tube.
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A little at a time.
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The plans have the bracket quantity backwards. They indicate 2 where you need 6 and 6 where you need 2. There also is no length for the thick wall tube parts or the shafts. I measured from the print.
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I welded the rear first then transferred the location to the front.
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Rear torque tube pivot. Rosette still needs to be welded. I will get Ray to Tig weld this since my torch will just blow out the tube hole.
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Rear pivot mount. Rosette welds still need to be done. I will get Ray to Tig weld this since my torch will most likely blow out the hole in the tube.
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A little at a time.
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The plans have the bracket quantity backwards. They indicate 2 where you need 6 and 6 where you need 2. There also is no length for the thick wall tube parts or the shafts. I measured from the print.
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I welded the rear first then transferred the location to the front.
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