Looking for a little advice. Just completed this years annual and my inspector is concerned with the stiffness in the elevator control.
It's always been heavy in pitch and there is a lot of sticktion when returning to the trimmed position.
The pushrod was disconnected behind the seat and I've pinned the problem to being somewhere aft of this connection. It seems there was a lot of force on the pushrod as it sprung up when disconnected.
It looks like it follows a series of guides into the tail and I suspect maybe it's rubbing on these.
Has anyone has a similar issue and if so what was the fix?
The aircraft is an ASW15 and is just coming up to its 3000hr inspection.