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CH eclipse yoke, mystery dial

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What is the mystery dial on the left side of the base.  The documentation on this thing is pretty, um, there isn't any.  

 

Anyone know??

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It is used in calibrating the vertical (Y axis) center of the range. If you move this dial, you will have to re-calibrate the yoke as it will change the Y Axis center!

 

Another use I have found that as this potentiometer ages and gets noisy, this dial can be moved to a "cleaner" part of the pot and then re-calibrate. Been there done that on my Eclipse.

 

  Lyn

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So all the fiddling I was doing with it wasn't helping anything, lol.  Sure would be nice if they included that tidbit somewhere.  

 

Thanks for the insight!!!

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I found this by accident one day when I had the Control Manager open and was looking at the different assignments. I moved the dial and saw the Y axis move up and down on the screen!

 

Glad to have been of some help to you.

 

Lyn

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There is another use for this dial, which is explained in my review video (skip to 10:08 for the relevant bit). Essentially, if you wind it back (but don't recalibrate) you will now find that you can operate the yoke with lower up-elevator forces, although you do have to rely on a lot of forward trim to fly level.

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