First control rods installed

The rods lead under the seat from the control stick assembly backwards to the first pivoting link.  Each control links is made of 16 single parts. The riveting of the rod end pieces took me some time and effort until they turned out with a nice round head and no hitmarks.

On CAD it turned out that the original fork links won’t allow for full travel. They needed to be adapted before they could be turned on the lathe and milled.

The jam nuts are not tightened and secured yet as the rod length will need to be adjusted with the entire control system installed.