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Hi,Buiding my own yoke I need some info on the movements of real airplane yokes.Anyone has an idea how far a yoke (how many degrees left and right) of an airplane actually turns ?Same question goes for the linear movement.Yoke will mainly be used for smaller airplanes. (cessna 182 etc.)Hans HavelNew Zealandhttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/154124.jpg

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On a PA28, from memory...pitch neutral - the yoke sits about 13 to 15cm away from the panelfull back pressure - it will come out to about 27 - 30cmfull Left/Right - if i remember correctly it turns to about 95 degrees either side... it's definitely beyond 90 degrees.I will be flying this afternoon, I will get some proper numbers then if you'd like? One more thing... when you pull the yoke towards you it also has an upwards movement.. :(

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Ok here are some numbers i got a few days ago....To the left it turns 90 degrees, and to the right its slightly less. The diference is so small that I wouldn't even bother trying to build it into your own controls.http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/154333.jpg

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Thanks for that.Now I can work something out.never realised that there is a difference in full forward and fullback pressure. as seen from the neutral pos.your aussie eh ? kiwi here :)

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No worries...Fair dinkum true blue Aussie (imported from Argentina) :(If you don't mind me asking, how are you planning on building your controls ?I've been thinking about making one for a while now with trim, but I haven't put it down on paper yet.

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send a mail with your mail addr.use jolefhavel@hotmail.comhansNZ

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Guest allcott

It's logical if you think about it. The rear-mounted elevator is an INVERTED airfoil that actually decreases lift to balance a naturally nose-heavy aircraft. So it takes much less effort to allow the aircraft to do what it wants to do naturally - drop the nose.That's also why a conventional aircraft is more efficent with a rearward C of G - less elevator is needed to balance the airplane, so the downforce can be less.Of course, none of this applies to canards. ;)Allcott

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Yeah, I agree. It's logical.Just never thought about it.Anyway, have my pedals and yoke out of workshop and up/under the desk.Guess what. They're working right from the beginning. Maiden flight yesterday with Carenado's Beech V35B. x:-)

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