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RE: REFLECTOR: Bearing AD (Duane Swing)
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On
> Behalf Of DAlexan424@aol.com
> Subject: Re: REFLECTOR: Bearing AD (Duane Swing)
> But the true problem as I see it in my mind is that
> the control linkage travels in a slight arc from mid
> position when moved anywhere from neutral.
Can you explain this more? The aileron torque tube should always remain in a
straight line from the rear bracket, through the mid-keel bushing, and into
the front bracket. The only thing I see that moves in an arc is the
push-pull tube rod end at the bottom of the stick. Unless significant side
loads are placed on the torque tube, thereby bending it, there should be
only pure axial loads on the front bearing.
By the way, I did go ahead and reverse the front bearing in my Elite,
putting it back to the orientation that Dan intended. This resulted in the
stick and torque tube being positioned more aft by a little less than 1/8".
To compensate for the resulting misalignment of the aileron bellcrank at the
rear bracket, I bent the bellcrank forward slightly. Seems to work just as
smoothly as before.