John Myers RV-8 Project - Page 2.
January 18, 2006: We wanted to see the
altitude hold servo in John's airplane. The see the mounting of the servo to NEW
elevator bellcrank brackets was why we came today. That HUGE cable is the main
battery B+ cable that runs to the front of the airplane. The battery mounting box is
not yet installed in the airplane. the battery sits just in front of the elevator
bellcrank and servo motor for altitude hold. The photo shows all this located at the
bulkhead behind the baggage area.
This wide shot should give a better perspective on the mounting of the servo
stepper motor and how it is connected to the bellcrank. The the rod-end bearing on
this end of the large elevator push-rod will be bolted into the yoke at the top of the
John showed us a cover he designed to keep the flap actuator motor assembly
away from the passenger's arm.
John has located his wing leveler servo under the floor panels along with the
elevator trim motor and bias springs. All of this stuff is connected to the yoke
assembly beneath the pilot's seat panel. The wing leveler is the Trio unit with a
NavAid devices servo providing the muscle to hold the course heading during autopilot
Here is another view of the intrument panel support components. The
fuse panels are mounted on a door that opens inside the forward baggage area. John
left the stiffened areas of the original panel that divides the baggage area from the
This view from the top reveals more about the fuse panels and the governors for
the roll and pitch servos.
Here is the main instrument panel with all the goodies installed. The
machine-brushed look is catchy.
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