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Old 08-16-2021, 04:54 PM
VANDawg VANDawg is offline
 
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Default How does a fella add rear rudder pedals to an 8A?

How difficult is the project?
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Old 08-16-2021, 06:10 PM
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Van's sells a kit with all the parts required.
It took me a full day to add to a completed airplane.
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Old 08-16-2021, 06:21 PM
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As Paul mentioned Van's has what you need for the addition.

https://shop.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bi...uct=rsr-pedals
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Old 08-16-2021, 06:38 PM
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Thanks for the input, sounds like an order is in my future
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Old 08-16-2021, 09:25 PM
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You might do a search on here. Why are you wanting to add them? The stock rear rudders are ok for flying but thereís no way I could be safe landing in any adverse conditions with them. Itís hard to explain but they feel clunky and unwieldy. Thereís no Ďfeelí to them. Others may have opinions but I would highly recommend the upgraded custom ones that others on here have created. Never flown the custom ones but the geometry looks much better.

Iíve only flown a tailwheel plane with them but it was dangerous (for me) - more accomplished pilots may have a different take on them.
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Old 08-16-2021, 09:40 PM
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My son is gonna finish my instruction in this thing, and requested a set of rear pedals. Therefore, heís gonna get some, lol
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Old 08-16-2021, 11:53 PM
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Default Rudder Pedal Kit

I've got a "still in the package" RV8 pedal kit that I'd like to sell. PM me if interested.
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