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Old 10-11-2009, 07:51 PM
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Default Replacement Throttle Quadrant for RV-8?

Don't care for the standard throttle assembly for the RV-8, just looks and feels kind of weak and cheap. I've seen numerous photos of upgraded units, wondering if anyone knows who might be selling them?

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Old 10-12-2009, 12:38 AM
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Old 10-12-2009, 02:45 AM
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Default just a thought...

If I was doing again, I wouldn't use the de luxe unit either. I'd use vernier adjusters for pitch and mixture and have a scout round for a nice solid single lever quadrant - or even make it myself out of something more solid than the deluxe unit uses.

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Old 10-12-2009, 08:50 AM
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Don't care for the standard throttle assembly for the RV-8, just looks and feels kind of weak and cheap. I've seen numerous photos of upgraded units, wondering if anyone knows who might be selling them?

James Hawkins
I produce a nice repro version of the WW2 style -- actuator movement specs are set up for the normal air,fuel & gov requirements on our planes.

http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/803/quadrant.jpg
http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/9342/quadrant2.jpg

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Old 10-12-2009, 09:24 AM
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Default Nothing feels like ...

You could always use one of these ...



Nothing feels quite like an F-16 throttle in the hand ... heheh ...
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:27 PM
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Don,
Where can I get one? I have a toy one for my computer, but I'd rather keep it for flight simming.
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Old 10-12-2009, 08:59 PM
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Don't know how I missed this, when I first looked I swear they only offered it for other models. Thanks!!!

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Old 10-12-2009, 09:01 PM
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I know what you mean, Chris. On the "Show Planes" fastback plane they show a photo of just that, but they don't sell a quadrant. I thought maybe someone did, guess we'll have to build it... Thanks for the reply.

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Old 10-12-2009, 09:03 PM
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I produce a nice repro version of the WW2 style -- actuator movement specs are set up for the normal air,fuel & gov requirements on our planes.

http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/803/quadrant.jpg
http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/9342/quadrant2.jpg

Carry on!
Mark
How do I reach you, Mark? Those look nice and clean, I'll share with my partner tomorrow.

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Old 10-12-2009, 09:05 PM
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You could always use one of these ...



Nothing feels quite like an F-16 throttle in the hand ... heheh ...
Everybody's a comic!!! Thanks.

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