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Old 01-26-2013, 08:03 PM
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Default Any ideas for rear RV-8 throttle?

any kits or ideas out there for a rear throttle on an RV8
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:06 PM
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Default Throttle

Nope, can't be done ,






Search the forums ,been done a few ways .

Tom
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:15 PM
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Default Rear Seat Throttle

Try this. I haven't bought one but I like the looks of it. They are an advertiser here.

http://djmmfg.com/sidemountflattopsingallever.aspx

I picked up an old 3 lever DJM quadrant for the front seat. Very nice quality and old enough to have an old school feel to it.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:26 PM
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I used Van's "throttle / mixture" quadrant hooked up with 4130 pushrods tapped to receive threaded rod to fit the clevises. Using 4130 kept the diameter down for clearance through the bulkheads. I've seen them with 3 levers, but the third pushrod had to go inboard of the bulkheads with a cover. Hardest part was hooking em up once the fuselage was fully assembled...
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:31 PM
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Paul Dye came up with this elegantly simple solution.

http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...+Rear+Throttle
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:41 PM
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RV-8/8A 1-Lever quadrant for Rear Seat

Part Number = CT 81R

Price = $49.00

http://www.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/...oduct=quadrant
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:45 PM
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RV-8/8A 1-Lever quadrant for Rear Seat

Part Number = CT 81R

Price = $49.00

http://www.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/...oduct=quadrant
Anyone have a picture of this lever? Van's website doesn't include a pic.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:54 AM
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The rear lever from vans looks just like the front throttle lever.
I purchased the rear assemble from vans and then bought this lever and plate from a forum member.
Much better looking in my opinion.

Here is the link.
http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...throttle+lever


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Old 01-27-2013, 07:36 AM
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If you want a "normal" throttle lever back there do it like Tim's, straight levers recessed into the sidewall. Seems like passengers tend to bump the standard Vans rear seat throttle with their knee.

Don't know about you, but I jump a little when the engine note changes and I didn't do anything

Another version of Paul's idea:

http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...68&postcount=4
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:34 AM
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I used the standard vans throttle and cut it down a little bit and bent it so it would be less likely to hit the GIB's knee and yet be able to be used by the GIB.

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