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Old 10-29-2014, 11:26 AM
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Anyone have any pictures of the left hand throttles? It seems all these links are dead because this is an older post. I did not want to start a new thread so thought i could revive this one.

Any pictures of the left hand throttle would be a big help
Wish I had pics, but it's been too many years. But an old friend of mine built a Glasair III with throttle quadrants on the far left and right side of the cockpit. Left the area in the center area available for radios if I recall. Took a lot of work as he scratch built everything. Used push/pull linkages for each item which were all interconnected with bell cranks, spherical bearing rod ends, etc. It worked very well, but took a lot of effort to fabricate. Sorry - I sure wish I had pics. And talk about a fast plane...
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Old 10-29-2014, 11:48 AM
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Anyone have any pictures of the left hand throttles? It seems all these links are dead because this is an older post. I did not want to start a new thread so thought i could revive this one.

Any pictures of the left hand throttle would be a big help
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Old 10-29-2014, 03:20 PM
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lol wow, that is interesting

I was thinking maybe build an armrest for it or something if there was room
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Old 10-29-2014, 04:43 PM
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I was thinking about Dan the other day. He took me up for a ride back in 2006. Great guy.

I wonder if he is still flying that 7 and did it ever get a paint job?

Has he built anything else?

Anyone have any idea?
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I wonder if he is still flying that 7 and did it ever get a paint job?
Still flying, and nope.
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Old 10-30-2014, 09:25 AM
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Is this your set up Dan? How we'll do you like it over time? Is there a dual throttle or controls in the middle as we'll? This looks good. I have been pondering this... Been thinking another option would be a single left throttle only quadrant with the prop and mixture, vernier type in the left inst panel where the wemac is or above just forward of the proposed single thrott quad.... All left side...

Someone has done this I'm sure..

Any thoughts....
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Old 10-30-2014, 10:15 AM
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Not on the left but still I used a throttle quadrant.


600+ hours, two engines, and two panels and I wouldn't fly without it!

This is an Affordable Panels panel with a recessed sub-panel for switches and breakers on either side of the quadrant.
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Is this your set up Dan? How we'll do you like it over time? Is there a dual throttle or controls in the middle as we'll? This looks good. I have been pondering this... Been thinking another option would be a single left throttle only quadrant with the prop and mixture, vernier type in the left inst panel where the wemac is or above just forward of the proposed single thrott quad.... All left side...

Someone has done this I'm sure..

Any thoughts....
Yeah, that's my setup. I've since added a smoke switch on the throttle (got it from Dayton Murdock/DJM). Single controls, left side only. I consider this plane my side-by-side tip-up RV-8 from a control standpoint.

I'm very happy with it. It did complicate things and add build time & cost, though. But so did a handful of other tweaks I made.
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I have redundant throttles. One left and one on a throttle quadrant in the middle of my 7. I love it! When I was looking at the plane for purchase, I thought it was overkill. I had already warmed up to the idea of having to fly lefty after my original transition training. But since buying the plane, I've never touched the center throttle, not even for runup or other ground ops. I really love being able to fly right handed. I presume a mixture lever could have been added too but since I only move that once in a while, I am glad that only the throttle is on the left. Keeps things cleaner.
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Yeah, that's my setup. I've since added a smoke switch on the throttle (got it from Dayton Murdock/DJM). Single controls, left side only. I consider this plane my side-by-side tip-up RV-8 from a control standpoint.

I'm very happy with it. It did complicate things and add build time & cost, though. But so did a handful of other tweaks I made.
I initially thought that quad was to big but the way you installed it seems like it could work for me as well. I was just sitting in my airplane getting a visual.. Yeah I like it. I could even see a small carbon composite enclosure over the quad maybe with a wrist rest?

For critical phases of flight, formation etc. I prefer right hand flying....What other considerations did you have if any to reduce hand switching?

Could you share more pics of the install FW fwd etc.

Greatly appreciated.

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