Oshkosh has seen it's share over the years, most notable............ the BD-5 in fixed wing and the Phoenix helicopter (The Phoenix has arisen from the ashes many times under many names)And who would purchase an unproven prototype that's not flying yet?
The control cables on a McCulloch J-2 are not at all like a standard outboard motor control cable and they are FAA certified. The Hughes (Schweitzer) 300 uses them as well. The Rotorway family uses a lesser design, but they incorporate two for redundancy and to take out the inherent play (ok for rudders, not for rotorheads)I believe Ron Herron has been using telex cables for years. The certified J2 uses these cables as well. (Now that you knowledgeable posters have learned you are not so knowledgeable) How about everyone taking a step back and letting this guy complete his testing before posting on the forum-don't buy or invest. A poster said that PRA has changed, NOT. These are just rehashes of the old don't buy RAF posts. Everyone wonders why Gyros are losing membership--My opinion, same old song every-time someone not known on the forum tries something different. This forum may have educated some but, it has also been responsible for the downturn in PRA membership, training, 2 place training machines and interest in gyros. Think I'm wrong, how many active CFI's do we have now? Not as many as 10 years ago. How about encouraging new ideas.
I put push-pull cables instead of push rods on my two-place. I've been very happy with them. They are significantly stronger than push rods and dampen the 2-per-rev to the point I have no stick shake at all. A passenger can't grab them in a panic and cause a bad day as they might with push rods. I think the key is to use a set that is capable of many times the expected load. I used 3/8" cables custom made by a certified manufacturer.Alan_Cheatham said:what looks like Teleflex cables instead of pushrods on the single place ship, what's up with that!