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Old 12-13-2017, 07:26 PM
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Default Left Side Throttle

Has anyone considered installing the throttle (and prop control, and mixture) on the left side of the cockpit so that you can fly with your right hand? Even though I have almost a thousand hours in my 180 and fly with my left hand all the time, when I fly a stick I prefer to use my right hand. I did a quick search of the forums and didn't find what I was looking for so I apologize if this has been beat to death before. And before anyone suggests it, no I don't want to fly from the right seat.
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Old 12-13-2017, 09:15 PM
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Has anyone considered installing the throttle (and prop control, and mixture) on the left side of the cockpit so that you can fly with your right hand? Even though I have almost a thousand hours in my 180 and fly with my left hand all the time, when I fly a stick I prefer to use my right hand. I did a quick search of the forums and didn't find what I was looking for so I apologize if this has been beat to death before. And before anyone suggests it, no I don't want to fly from the right seat.
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Old 12-13-2017, 09:39 PM
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Old 12-14-2017, 04:04 AM
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Default Left side

Shawn,

If you'd like, I can send photos to your email of our 7 with left side throttle/prop/mixture controls. We absolutely love it configured this way. BTW, the panel is out for upgrade so I could send very detailed photos of the install if you are interested.

I've just never figured out how you guys get photos in this forum!!!

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Old 12-14-2017, 06:58 AM
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Thanks for the replies. Not sure what I'm doing wrong in my own forum searches since I was unable to find what y'all found so easily.
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Old 12-14-2017, 08:50 AM
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Or do it the simple way like I intend to, make the right seat the primary seat normally occupied by the PIC .

(now I am a Flight instructor and will soon have more hours in the right seat than the left but I must say that from the first hour it felt as natural to fly from the right side... so most pilots should adapt to it quickly)
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Old 12-14-2017, 08:53 AM
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After 500 hours in my RV-8 and many hours in other tandem aircraft, I just fly my RV-10 from the right. My wife is a pilot too--the left seat is hers.

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