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Old 12-18-2009, 10:33 AM
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Dayton ; I would like one. John Murphy , 1721 Horseshoe Ridge , Chesterfield , Mo. 63005 Thanks in advance
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Old 12-18-2009, 11:17 AM
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Default No issue with TOSTEN PTT

I have have two TOSTEN grips and love them. In 180 hours I have never accidently hit the PTT, yet it is comes naturally to hand when you are ready to talk. The chance of accidently hitting the PTT button has a lot to do with the design of the grip and how you normally hold the stick. If you just grab the grip your hand falls into the smallest diameter of the grip, just below the PTT. Normally you never have a "full grip" on the stick. It is more natural to have the arm resting on your leg and the thumb and two fingers gripping the base of the grip, well away from the PTT.

The TOSTEN grip also has a smaller red button just below the PTT. You can accidently hit this button. I use it for radio flip/flop and have accidently hit it twice (once on the first flight). I considered disabling this button, but once I become comfortable flying the plane with the afore mentioned 3 fingers, it has not been an issue.

Besides being a very comfortable and functional grip, they also look cool.
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Old 12-18-2009, 11:58 AM
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[quote=AX-O;387521]I took a picture of Dayton's set up. I will have #1 COM on the trigger and #2 COM om the Throttle.

Ax,

If you do that, where are you going to put the smoke switch?

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Old 12-18-2009, 12:13 PM
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I have a bag of those Red button switch’s if you send me your contact information I will mail you a switch for you deluxe throttle quadrant, there is an aluminum ring I make to adapt to the ¾” I.D. of the throttle handle to the switch that will be included.
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Old 12-18-2009, 07:49 PM
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I took a picture of Dayton's set up. I will have #1 COM on the trigger and #2 COM om the Throttle.

Ax,

If you do that, where are you going to put the smoke switch?

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Old 12-19-2009, 03:00 AM
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Thanks for all of the replies - it's good to hear/see what others have done.

I made my first flight yesterday, and found that I really don't like the PTT on the trigger of my Infinity grip. It's just not "intuitive"! I'd rather have it on the top of the stick. But the top of my stick has a coolie hat for trim, an autopilot disconnect button, and a flap switch.

Well, I'll have to give this some thought...

Time to go fly some more!
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Old 12-19-2009, 08:34 AM
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no relay required, so wiring is no different than any other configuration - the switch was designed to be a starter switch. Still had to drill a hole in the grip and route wires just like in the panel. The switch guard helps prevent accidental actuation.

Obviously a taildragger isn't difficult to start without a switch on the throttle. If however, you are holding the stick with your knees during the start sequence I think my point is made and is in fact the sole reason I put a switch on the throttle..because it makes it EASIER to start.
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Old 12-21-2009, 09:59 PM
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The guys that sent me a request for a switch are:

R. E. "Ernie" Butcher

Mannan Thomason

Dave Hyde

Bill Zaun

Buck Wyndham

If I missed some one please send me a P.M. with your adress
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Old 12-31-2009, 06:01 PM
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The guys that sent me a request for a switch are:

R. E. "Ernie" Butcher

Mannan Thomason

Dave Hyde

Bill Zaun

Buck Wyndham

If I missed some one please send me a P.M. with your adress
Got mine today Dayton. Looks great! Thanks!

I think I'll mill a short, narrow slot in the throttle lever where it goes through the top of the quadrant. That way I can epoxy the wires to the back side of the lever, go into the slot where they can't rub on the top fascia plate then back out to the back and epoxy the rest of the way down. That way there wont be any dangling wires to get ripped out when something catches on them.

See any problems with this idea
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Old 01-02-2010, 12:58 PM
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Hi All
I have a bag of those Red button switch’s if you send me your contact information I will mail you a switch for you deluxe throttle quadrant...
I received my switch earlier this week and am just now getting my head above all of my family/holiday obligations. Thanks for the switch and your generousity.

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