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Old 08-21-2017, 09:15 AM
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Default Throttle Quad RV8

I'm trying to decide what throttle quad to use for my RV8. Seems like options are very limited. I'm leaning towards a single lever with vernier cables for prop and mixture separate but not sure. The Vans one seems cheap, ACS has limited supply, used to be Fay Boy company?

Toyed making my own. I'm looking for handle with rocker switch (forward back comm 1 and comm 2) and momentary button for engine start.

Any other ideas?
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Old 08-21-2017, 09:25 AM
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I installed the Van's base three lever quadrant in the RV-8A - it has been flawless over the last 16 years: http://vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/stor...oduct=quadrant

I'll probably install the upgraded version in the new RV-8 project - mainly because it looks good: http://vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/stor...delux-quadrant

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Old 08-21-2017, 02:12 PM
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Steve,

If I had it to do over again, I'd do what you plan. I've got the "upgraded" throttle quadrant and wish for vernier mixture and prop control.

Find a good throttle you like and go vernier for the rest.
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Old 08-22-2017, 06:12 AM
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Steve, same here. At this point I'm planning to use the RV-8 rear throttle - a simple ball handle.

But if anybody feels creative, bring back the Fatboy Hogue-style shown in this post in a single lever with ptt and comm flip!

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Old 08-22-2017, 07:32 AM
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DJM Mfg makes a AR style throttle lever and grip
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Old 08-23-2017, 01:17 PM
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DJM Mfg makes a AR style throttle lever and grip
I have this in my -8 project with their three-lever quadrant.

http://djmmfg.com/lowwingtiedownkit.aspx

Looks like they re-used a page filename in their online store.
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Old 08-23-2017, 01:56 PM
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Default throttle Quad

I went with a rounded version of the van's unit. Looks great and works perfectly. I would go this route again. But personal preference is just that.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/739693...posted-public/
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Old 08-24-2017, 12:05 PM
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Blake has DJM and Flyboy quads

http://www.flyboyaccessories.com/category-s/36.htm

The Flyboy quad is a clone of the old Shakespere quads, i.e. very robust and military-ish.
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I'm trying to decide what throttle quad to use for my RV8. Seems like options are very limited. I'm leaning towards a single lever with vernier cables for prop and mixture separate but not sure. The Vans one seems cheap, ACS has limited supply, used to be Fay Boy company?

Toyed making my own. I'm looking for handle with rocker switch (forward back comm 1 and comm 2) and momentary button for engine start.

Any other ideas?
Here's what I did:

http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...uadrant+design
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Old 08-24-2017, 11:25 PM
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Default Vernier Mixture for sure

It is hard to make very fine mixture adjustments with the three lever quadrant mixture lever. If I was to do it again I would definitely use a vernier cable rather than a lever for mixture.
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