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Old 05-15-2016, 05:42 PM
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Why not design the mount and install a DJM quadrant, if that is what you want?

I have over 700 hours on the DJM quadrant in my -9 and wouldn't want Cessna style engine and prop controls in my RV.
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Old 02-06-2017, 10:00 AM
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Default Our throttle quadrant installed in our RV-14 and looking good

Hi All
I am a low hours pilot so take the following as you like, I fly both Cessna’s 152/172's and also a PA-28 and I prefer using the throttle quadrant over the push pull controls. I have used both types of controls in formation and found the quadrand was great.

It would be nice if Vans started to supply a quadrant upgrade kit for builders who want one, I think the interest is there.
So we went ahead and also installed the RV-10 Quadrant in our RV-14A. Our install was the same as Tim's, and the information Tim on Tims blog has helped us a lot so if anyone is not sure - read his blog and go for it.

The quadrant was very easy to fit on our RV-14, with the only variation to Tims is that we dropped ours by 50mm (see picture). We dropped its mount to help keep our hands away from the trim and flap controls yet to be mounted in the centre console (they will get mounted below the shown autopilot in the picture). We also felt lowering our quadrant made it more comfortable to use.
And note we can still easily view and use the standard RV-14 fuel petcock below the quadrant.



We have not yet enclosed our quadrant, but we plan on enclosing the sides once we finish the cabling.

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Old 02-10-2017, 10:43 AM
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Very nice, glad it's working out for you. You won't regret having a quadrant. It's very nice, and it's been working perfectly for me. It's every bit as comfortable as the one in the RV-10 and although you found you liked yours 1" lower, I find the position is perfect for myself and my 15 year old daughter both. I verified the positioning with her when we took these photos and she says it's great there.

I did add some side covers for it late in the summer, but just realized I never posted any, so I took some yesterday before our flight. I covered the sides in vinyl and foam backing with a hard back plate, so they are nice and padded and you can rest against it now comfortably. It was simple to do. I also added USB charging jacks on the side, for ipads and such.

I have some additional pics now on my website too, including some of the nice A-700 heater vent control cables. I'm VERY glad I did that. They've been working out excellently this winter!

Also you may notice in the pics I added headset hangers a week ago. They are glued on, so nothing riveted permanently.

Here are some pics of the quadrant covers:



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Old 02-10-2017, 01:41 PM
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I like mine left open as I stick my fingers /thumb in the side to stabilize my hand in turbulence to make small position changes.
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Old 08-23-2017, 11:16 PM
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Just a heads up for someone wanting to do a quadrant. I saw a classifieds thread today with someone selling one that was for an RV-10.
http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...d.php?t=152531

Just hoping to help someone who was looking for one.
I've had many comments offline from people who've gone that route and have been happy.
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Old 08-24-2017, 01:07 AM
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Please note that the really good stuff regarding the throttle on Tims blog, is at the end of the post in this link, not under under "Panel Part 3 - Throttle Quadrant": http://www.myrv14.com/buildlog/20160428/index.html
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Old 01-02-2018, 03:58 AM
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Rocky, Ron or others that have installed an RV10 quadrant in a 14:

I have followed and gotten great support from Tim regarding the quadrant installation, just one question remaining: the cable lenght for the prop control.

Have any of you routed it as in the 14-manual and if so what lenght did you use?

There will be several weeks before I have my engine here for measurements and I would like to order the cables in advance.

Best regads / control
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Old 01-02-2018, 04:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Ron B. View Post
I like mine left open as I stick my fingers /thumb in the side to stabilize my hand in turbulence to make small position changes.
While not a -14, I did install one in my -9 10 years ago and left it open for the reason described above and wouldn't change a thing.
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Old 06-11-2018, 02:47 PM
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Found this thread so why not post my follow up question here since it is perfectly on topic But first, I recently visited Tims blog in search for more information about control cable length and read some great news:

Congrats to Danielle who is now a private pilot!!!


Next up my question, since there are some minor differences between how I and Tim have attached the quadrants. (Mine is about half an inch back from the panel and I intend to use the existing FW penetration holes.) I need to measure the needed cable lengths. So between what points do you take the measurements to give to Cablecrafts?
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Old 06-12-2018, 10:31 PM
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Oh man, it's been a while so I'll have to just take a guess since I can't remember for sure. I know you'll want tip to tip distance for the threaded tips of the cable (the 10-32 threaded ends). Then you'll also want the throw as well. I'm hoping I wrote enough on my site when I did it that you can decipher it for your version. Either way, I'd call the company and see if they can give you the guidance. For me it was a little easy because I had an old cable on hand that melted on my RV-10 install, and was able to mock it up with that and measure off of it. If you have a cable or know of someone you can borrow one from, it would make it a pretty easy job. But, call them. See what they say.
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