November 30, 2013

The Big Toot is being constructed from a plan but going from 2-D to 3-D is a big change in perspective and sometimes adjustments need to be made. We saw one on the 11/17 post where the inside edge of the seats had to be angled for the control stick to have full range.

Well, another change or two. First the rear place pedals had to have the inside corner cut to a 45 degree to avoid clipping the leg of the forward pilot.

Next, the seat needed to be altered. The rear pilot now has a lot more leg room as their legs go along side the forward seat to those now modified pedals.

Project is approx.. 80% finished now.  More work to come on the aft section of the fuselage, fuel tanks, Throttle Quad. and instrument panels.

Thanks to Phil Witt and Gary Platner for their help.

"Son of Toot"

The seats as they they were being laid out for overall size in August 2012
The seats now in November 2013
Rear throttle with rod ends installed
Front throttle with rod ends installed
Rear Control Stick with yet a little more bend in it
Rear Pedal with added clearance from forward pilot
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