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post #2 of Old 12-11-2002
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how much play in cables. for stearing

1" of play is too much and yes it will degrade your autopilot performance. Tighten the cable until the play disappears but do not over tighten as to overstress the rudder bearings. A loose cable can also jump off the wheels leaving you with no steering at the wheel. This may not be the only source of your autopilot problems though.
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