I found this mod in the back pages of Doug Reeves’ site www.vansairforce.net
Paul Grey from Alabama came up with an arm rest for his RV-7 that is functional and nice looking. I have clipped his caption to explain the photos.
Hi all, Hope everyone had a good Christmas. Thought I’d post a couple pictures of my cockpit… er… the evolution on the cockpit. The cockpit was pretty much done then I decided I wanted an arm rest. This is what I came up with. Super simple and cheap. You’ll see I also moved the elevator trim knob to just under the armrest. The reason I moved it was because if I was in the seat with shoulder harnesses on, I really could not reach the knob without loosing the shoulder straps. Now, the only thing in the cockpit I can’t reach without loosening the straps is the fuel tank selector. The armrest is perfect as it places my hand right at the throttle. Very comfy. Reaching the trim knob, (and the aileron trim), is just a matter of coming at it from the passenger side of the armrest. Both are easily reached without loosening any shoulder straps.
Cockpit Before Mod
Arm Rest Frame
Arm Rest Attached to Flap Cover
Covered with trim knob moved
Finished Arm Rest