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Old 05-15-2016, 06:42 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, 11:00 AM
Rocky005 Rocky005 is offline
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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.

Last edited by Rocky005 : 02-06-2017 at 11:04 AM.
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Old 02-10-2017, 11:43 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, 02:41 PM
Ron B. Ron B. is offline
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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.
Thanks Ron
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Old 08-24-2017, 12:16 AM
TimO TimO is offline
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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.

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, 02:07 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":
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