Move Rudder Pedals For More Legroom
June 2005 - After installing the Velocity rudder pedals last year (before the upholstery was installed) to where I thought was the right location for my legs, I have since determined they are too close (because of the seat cushion thickness) and cause me to have my knees jammed under the instrument panel when my feet are on the pedals. I can actuate them fine, but its uncomfortable to keep my feet on the pedals for extended periods of time. While doing the nose repair from my gear up landing, I took the opportunity to move the pedals forward three more inches and also build new brake cylinder actuators similar to ones I saw on Steve Wright's StaggerEZ. I fabricated these from a block of aluminum and they are much better than the steel sliding tubes I had been using. The steel - even though painted - had started to rust and I HATE rust!! To see pictures and details of the installation go here.
Last Updated on July 12, 2008