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    Control Cables?

    I'd like to know from any of you that have done this, which are the best control cables to order. I need to get them ordered but have not purchased any before so don't know which are best. I'll need mixture, carb heat, cabin heat, etc. Also any Smith cub guys know what cable and length is needed for the Throttle cable. No door on the left just the flip up window. Thanks
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    Anybody use the Bowden cables that Van's sells? How are they?

    http://www.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/...product=bowden
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    Gerald,

    I don't have a recommendation on a cable manufacturer but I do make the strong recommendation that you use a vernier type control for the mixture.

    John Scott

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    Van's Cables

    Quote Originally Posted by gdafoe
    Anybody use the Bowden cables that Van's sells? How are they?

    http://www.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/...product=bowden
    I have used the Bowden cable from Van's, but only for the heat box. Works great. Stays put in the position you put it in. I used their quadrant cable for the carb heat, throttle and mixture for the simple reason I wanted something fmore substantial for these functions. The quadrant cable is found at:
    http://www.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/...uct=ctq-cables
    Ofcourse, this installation was on my RV-8. I am still in the dreaming stage of a super cub or Bushmaster. Trying to get the wife to agree to another project is difficult with two small boys running around the house now.

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    What cables did you go with? I am in the market now. Thanks!

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