Brief Description: Velcro Strips & Elevator Stop & Headset Jacks
Plans: 1: Add Velcro strips to the side panels. Status: Complete. These strips are intended to secure the gap covers as with the upper wing. The remaining strips were riveted to the round tubes and Velcro glued in place. 2. Add an elevator stop to the control pushrod. Status: 50% complete. A small 1/4" aluminum block was added to the pivot bar of the joystick. It restricts the elevator movement down intentionally. The seat of the air vehicle restricts the upward travel. My main concern here is that should the stick pitch forward somehow it is still reachable by the buckled in pilot. Without the block the stick can move forward well under the instrument panel.
3. Add headset jacks to the circuit breaker panel. Status: 75% complete. Since the new circuit breaker panel blocks the headset jacks a bit I have elected to move them to the top side of the panel. I added the standard 0.206 and 0.25 inch stereo jacks and wired the backside. The 0.25 " plug was still on order at the time so its installation will happen next session. The jacks simply have compatible plugs on 6" cables that mate with the old jacks. Hence it makes up an extension cord.