- more reliable (no cables to wear)
- solid rudder feedback (very little "play")
- more compact (no large quadrants, pulleys)
- easier to install (the transmission tubes could be run just about anywhere).
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Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Steering Mechanical Design
I may have mentioned some of the details before, but here is a drawing of the mechanical design for the steering system. It shows the side view from the cockpit to the rudder. This will be a direct drive transmission steering system, instead of the typical cable driven push/pull idler system. It uses a system of transmission shafts, u-joints and bevel gears. Advantages are...