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    I had the pleasure of flying another owners CC which had an aftermarket cushion on the stick which really enhanced the feel of the stick making it feel more " big plane" . I researched and ultimatley found a company that sells a motorcycle grip that fits and works perfectly on our planes both Sport and CC. This feel is especially great for big hand guys like me. I have seen several posts about the feel of the stock stick not feeling like a Super Cub and this goes along way for little money to remedy that. I love the new beefy feel it provides. Below is a PDF of the product which I found on Amazon. Best Gary
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    Quote Originally Posted by glickle View Post
    I had the pleasure of flying another owners CC which had an aftermarket cushion on the stick which really enhanced the feel of the stick making it feel more " big plane" . I researched and ultimatley found a company that sells a motorcycle grip that fits and works perfectly on our planes both Sport and CC. This feel is especially great for big hand guys like me. I have seen several posts about the feel of the stock stick not feeling like a Super Cub and this goes along way for little money to remedy that. I love the new beefy feel it provides. Below is a PDF of the product which I found on Amazon. Best Gary
    Can you post a pic of it installed? Looks nice.

    Kyle

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    Several in the forum asked for a picture installed, here it is. Best GaryAttachment 2503
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    Gary,

    Thanks for another great tip. Looks good. I'm going to order one.

    regards, Carl

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    Quote Originally Posted by glickle View Post
    I had the pleasure of flying another owners CC which had an aftermarket cushion on the stick which really enhanced the feel of the stick making it feel more " big plane" . I researched and ultimatley found a company that sells a motorcycle grip that fits and works perfectly on our planes both Sport and CC. This feel is especially great for big hand guys like me. I have seen several posts about the feel of the stock stick not feeling like a Super Cub and this goes along way for little money to remedy that. I love the new beefy feel it provides. Below is a PDF of the product which I found on Amazon. Best Gary
    Hi gary
    I called the company about a grip for the stick and thought they might know the size to order.
    they had no idea.
    Can you tell me the size of handle that will fit the stick?
    Thanks
    Alan
    Alan Maurer
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    Gary,
    I flew a supercub floatplane for several years ferrying hunters and fisherman as a part of our Lodge businesss.. Before I bought it, someone had modified the stick in a way which I grew to appreciate.
    At about the point where the bottom of your hand would normally grab the stick, it was cut off and a one inch segment heading backwards was added and the vertical continued upwards about the width of your hand.
    As you flew you rested your had on the short horizontal jag.
    It was a relaxing way to pass long hours in the air. Jake

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    Quote Originally Posted by armaurer View Post
    Hi gary
    I called the company about a grip for the stick and thought they might know the size to order.
    they had no idea.
    Can you tell me the size of handle that will fit the stick?
    Thanks
    Alan
    Alan,

    Get the grip that fits 1.25 to 1.45 inch OD. They end up being quite snug.

    Carl

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlconti View Post
    Alan,

    Get the grip that fits 1.25 to 1.45 inch OD. They end up being quite snug.

    Carl
    Found them on Amazon. $11.77 ( free shipping) Work fine…. Use Hair Spray to get them on…
    Grab On Grips Grip Cover - Fits From 1.25in. to 1.45in. OD - 5in.L MC402

    http://www.amazon.com/Grab-On-Grips-.../dp/B000WJAH5M
    Last edited by Steve Y; 11-14-2013 at 08:14 PM.

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