Using the drill press to file down the left control stick’s bushing. Removing material from the bushing this way is easy and insures a square end.
After removing a little material from the bushing, it was deburred and reinstalled. To get the desired fit it took two attempts. I could have removed just a little more from the bushing, but overall the fit is just great and the stick moves quite freely without a hint of drag. By the way, I feel it is much easier to tweak the length of the bushing than try to file the control stick … so if the control stick is filed a little too much, filing down the bushing a little using the drill press is really easy and all the hardware is easily accessible.
The two wire bundles for the switches on the Tosten CS-8 grips were rerouted up along the outside of each F-1212 control stick and wire tied in place. Now the two wire bundles clear the moving parts nicely.
Completed instillation of both W-1212 control sticks and finalized routing of the wire bundles for the Tosten CS-8 grips.