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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:33 am
by Banned my Admin

PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:41 am
by Shannon
No this plane for sale is not the "Super Lazair". There were a few Lazairs (4 maybe) that were equipped with the intricate rudderpedal rig. Personally I think it was largely a wasted effort as nothing was really accompished if you look at it all objectively. Note how Fred's knees are jammed up in his face and he doesn't look to be a tall guy (note the distance between the top of his head and the A-frame) ? Appears to me that you actually loose leg room with this set-up. What's the point of extending the side fuselage tubes if you don't gain any leg room. As far as building the rudderpedal rig I'd probably opt to rebuild another factory set-up Lazair from the tires up !

Fred Baron (Kit#832, crashed-destroyed)

PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:26 pm
by Siggie
1st Knight
Thanks for the heads up on this one! Looks like it could be a little rusty??...I'll check it out ...D"know about those rudder pedals...I"am 6-1"....210 lbs...can they be moved forward? How can we be sure the wings are orig.series 3...??If they are could I hang a set of Tylers JPX'S on them?I'd buy Thomas's today but you know my border crossing problem at this time
Jim :P

PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 4:27 pm
by Shannon
If you look carefully you can see that it would not be as simple as just relocating the pedals on the extended tubes. A close look reveals that modification and relocation was also made to the flight control tubes. In total in took a huge amount of effort for what ?

PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:54 pm
by Shannon
Agree, you could probably adapt the factory pedals to this particular plane without too much trouble. No doubt that a huge amount of work went into designing and fabricating the intricate rudderpedal/brake system. Is it a better mousetrap considering everything it took to make it....surely not !