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Old 09-07-2018, 02:14 PM
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Default Vernier-Assist Throttle for RV-12

Anyone have experience with the 912/914 Vernier-Assist throttle control for the RV-12, available from A/C Spruce? If so, what size is appropriate as a replacement for the stock "creeper" throttle control?

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Old 09-07-2018, 02:26 PM
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Anyone have experience with the 912/914 Vernier-Assist throttle control for the RV-12, available from A/C Spruce? If so, what size is appropriate as a replacement for the stock "creeper" throttle control?

Thanx,

Mike Clark
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I installed one bought directly from McFarlane. Van's sells them also. Pricey, not hard to install, and worth every penny. I've had NO throttle creep whatsoever since installing it, and power adjustments are effortless.

This is nothing like the pushbutton-release vernier cables found on typical production airplanes. You just push or pull like a normal throttle, there's really no difference except that you don't have to crank the friction so tight it's hard to move. For fine adjustments, just twist. Effortless.

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Old 09-07-2018, 06:32 PM
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Couldn’t agree more - vastly superior to the original. You can make small changes by twisting the knob (vernier assist) but it is so easy to use I seldom use that feature.

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Old 09-07-2018, 06:50 PM
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Couldn’t agree more - vastly superior to the original. You can make small changes by twisting the knob (vernier assist) but it is so easy to use I seldom use that feature.

Jack
Don't even THINK about any formation flying with a vernier throttle. Also, I find micro throttle adjustments on landing any aircraft difficult with a vernier throttle. Food for thought.
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Don't even THINK about any formation flying with a vernier throttle. Also, I find micro throttle adjustments on landing any aircraft difficult with a vernier throttle. Food for thought.
As stated, this is NOTHING AT ALL like a typical vernier throttle. Does not operate the same way at all. There would be no difference whatsoever flying with this or a regular throttle cable.
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Old 09-07-2018, 10:08 PM
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As stated, this is NOTHING AT ALL like a typical vernier throttle. Does not operate the same way at all. There would be no difference whatsoever flying with this or a regular throttle cable.
That is correct, and as you stated they are specifically referred to as “vernier assist”. It’s the best throttle cable you can buy.

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Don't even THINK about any formation flying with a vernier throttle. Also, I find micro throttle adjustments on landing any aircraft difficult with a vernier throttle. Food for thought.
Id like to do formation and Ive been wondering about if the McFarlane "vernier assist" is still considered vernier for formation because it uses the forbidden word, or if the guys have actually figured out that its not the same as the hated production version........???????? Maybe it should be called "twist assist" instead...???
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Old 09-08-2018, 03:09 PM
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I installed one bought directly from McFarlane. Van's sells them also. Pricey, not hard to install, and worth every penny. I've had NO throttle creep whatsoever since installing it, and power adjustments are effortless.

This is nothing like the pushbutton-release vernier cables found on typical production airplanes. You just push or pull like a normal throttle, there's really no difference except that you don't have to crank the friction so tight it's hard to move. For fine adjustments, just twist. Effortless.

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Great... but Van's catalog only sez:
VERNIER THROTTLE-12 CT THROTTLE CABLE-12V

If it is the McFarlane "vernier-assist" version, its certainly lacks that important detail. I'll give them a call next week for confirmation.

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Old 09-08-2018, 03:35 PM
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Great... but Van's catalog only sez:
VERNIER THROTTLE-12 CT THROTTLE CABLE-12V

If it is the McFarlane "vernier-assist" version, its certainly lacks that important detail. I'll give them a call next week for confirmation.

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Mike
If Vans doesn’t have the “vernier-assist” you can order it directly from McFarlane.

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Old 09-09-2018, 04:14 PM
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Bought mine directly from McFarlane. Good folks. At the time 10% off for EAA members. Soooo glad to get rid of “the creeper”. May be less of an issue now with latest return Springs.
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