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Old 08-05-2022, 05:51 AM
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Default 81 inch WS Bonanza push rod ideas??

Hello, I'm getting this beautiful bird ready to maiden and wanted to know if anyone has ideas about replacing the pre-installed push rods that came with it.

Here's a look inside the fuselage I'm working with:

I've seen some M3 connectors on Amazon I'm thinking about installing with a carbon fiber rod or something:

Any ideas would be great. Thanks in advance.
Old 08-05-2022, 07:12 AM
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For the elevator, a carbon fiber pushrod is probably a good choice. I'd recommend Central Hobbies pushrods and titanium rod ends. You could do the same for the rudder or look at a pull-pull cable set up unless your rudder only has a horn on one side. I don't think those M3 connectors are what you need. Try rod adjusters from Central Hobbies or Dubro Swivel Ball Links for the ends of rods (also available at Central Hobbies).
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I managed to find an old Sullivan push rod and fabricated it to work:

Here's the trial / adjustment fit in my A36
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Default Carbon fiber aluminum threaded end


Found an old 5mm OD (3mm ID) carbon fiber rod with a nice aluminum threaded coupler that was on the tail rotor of a 30 size helicopter from back in the 90's. Does anyone know where I can find these ends? Ive searched all over the internet and can't seem to locate them anylonger.
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Nice looking bird!

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