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    Excal Straight Shaft

    Made a straight shaft this morning:
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    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.-Mark Twain

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    Looks good except you need to extend it at the top so you can tape or zip tie the earphone cord to the shaft, to keep it coming straight out of the main cylinder, doing this you can avoid down time and costly repairs. Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodbuster209 View Post
    Looks good except you need to extend it at the top so you can tape or zip tie the earphone cord to the shaft, to keep it coming straight out of the main cylinder, doing this you can avoid down time and costly repairs. Good luck!
    Good idea, thx for that advice
    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.-Mark Twain

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    Good job on the straight shaft. You’re going to love it.

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    2 cents for what its worth.

    Run coil wire straight away to at least coupler height... with enough slack for full movement of coil.
    Strap with NON metal clip Zip Tie or Velcro strap.

    Now...

    About that map you have hanging in the background.

    Any way I could see a nice picture of it ?
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    Errr "tab"... not "clip". heh
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    Quote Originally Posted by AARC View Post
    2 cents for what its worth.

    Run coil wire straight away to at least coupler height... with enough slack for full movement of coil.
    Strap with NON metal clip Zip Tie or Velcro strap.



    Now...

    About that map you have hanging in the background.

    Any way I could see a nice picture of it ?
    Thx to all for all of the great advice. AARC, here is a phone pic. This is a pic of the country of Kenya in Africa. I went there in 2010 to give recurrent flight instruction to the Kenya Wildlife Service pilots in their Aviat Husky patrol aircraft. The pilots gave me the pic with their signatures as a thank you, so I framed it. Great working with them and the work they do trying to protect the wildlife (mainly elephants and rhinos) from poachers is impressive and necessary.
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    I've seen some photos with the controller facing to left and some facing the right. Any comments on which works best?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tenderfoot View Post
    I've seen some photos with the controller facing to left and some facing the right. Any comments on which works best?
    I had the extension on my S shaft, so since I swing right handed, it was convenient to have the controls facing away for ease of access with my left hand, Did the same with the straight shaft
    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.-Mark Twain

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    Nice looking setup! Makes for some good treasure hunting!

    .Effort is Important, But knowing where, when and how to make an effort can make all the difference!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OBN View Post
    Nice looking setup! Makes for some good treasure hunting!
    Thx OBN, the shaft is a piece of 7/8ths OD from the local marine supply store-$8. ID is a perfect fit with no wobble but I added the Plugger shaft clamp anyway. At another members suggestion, I will add a support at the top to anchor the headset cable.

    Steve
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    Quote Originally Posted by AARC View Post
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    I did that, thx AARC
    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.-Mark Twain

 

 

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