If you have been following along, you know that I have spent the last couple of weeks tossing ideas around, and getting lots of suggestions, for how to mount autopilot servos in my Bede BD-4C airplane. This is the fourth in my series of blog posts on the subject and, I am happy to say, […]
I have been a little bit concerned that there might not be quite enough space inside the main landing gear box of my Bede BD-4C airplane for the MGL autopilot servos. Physically, the box is clearly wide enough for the MGL servos; you can see that in the photos in Mounting Autopilot Servos in the BD-4C. […]
I got lots of helpful responses to Planning BD-4C Autopilot Servo Installation and have decided to attach the autopilot servos in my Bede BD-4C airplane to the horizontal stabilator and to the rudder. Over the years, many people have experimented with autopilots in BD-4s and controlling the rudder seems to work better than controlling the aileron.
I need your help. I am beginning to plan the autopilot for my Bede BD-4C airplane. I selected an MGL Avionics iEFIS for my glass cockpit and, as with many EFIS systems these days, the autopilot software is built-in. I need only add a pair of autopilot servos to have a fully functional 2-axis autopilot […]
Have you ever wondered what happens when you spray paint something without thoroughly cleaning the metal first? You get to paint it again. When I painted the seat frames of my BD-4C airplane back on the 14th, I was hurrying to finish up in time for an evening commitment. Big mistake. Most of the paint adhered nicely but I […]