Friday, January 6, 2017

Stick Grips

The stick grip selection was surprisingly a difficult choice. It seems like just another plane piece until you really think about it. It is more than that. It is the connection between the pilot and the plane, and it deserves some thought and attention (and class). I really thought I was going to go with the Infinity Aerospace grips, but then after internally debating it for a couple of weeks I decided that it felt a little cheesy. I think the Infinity grips are cool and all, but this isn't a fighter jet.

There are loads of options out there and I started to gravitate towards the wood ones. The problem with the wood ones is that I feel like wood would be out of place based on all of the carbon fiber that is going to be in the interior.

Guy over at Pioneer Aviation had a good balance between the Infinity grips and some of the other wood grips that are out there. I had Guy custom stain me some maple grips in a light grey. I got the PTT, high-hat, autopilot disconnect, and another random button that I am not sure what I am going to wire to yet.

Guy was really great to work with and I am nothing but pleased with these beauties!