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Old 11-24-2008, 06:13 PM
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Default Thottle Difference? - Spruce vs. Vans

Does anyone have any experience with these two throttles and what the differences are besides the Van's throttle being double the price of the Spruce throttle?

Here is Van's: http://www.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/...ct=10-quadrant

...and here is Spruces: http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalo...ottlequads.php

Is the Van's throttle that much nicer?

Thanks! - Peter
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Old 11-24-2008, 06:54 PM
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Default throttle quadrant

I don't know if it makes up for the total difference but Van's quadrant also comes with the control cables, I don't believe the ones from spruce come with any cables.
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:36 AM
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Cables it is..........I think!

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Old 11-25-2008, 08:13 AM
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Default Cables!

Vans quadrant includes the custom length cables for the RV-10. If you go with the Spruce quadrant, you will need to also include the cables.
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:56 PM
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Working on Quadrant install today. Van's also includes new retro drawings for their installation and a new F-1083 that now is called F-1083Q. It's a little different and mounts differently. They also supply a bag of hardware, haven't looked in it yet . I'm pretty sure they include the rod ends ???
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Old 11-28-2008, 09:12 AM
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Hey Ron -

I tried one of the Van's RV-10 throttles at Stein's earlier this week and was amazed at the "grinding metal" sound the throttle level made when I operated it. ...it was like teeth on a chalkboard!

Does yours slide smoothly or have any kind of teflon bushing on the throttle lever that would prevent this metal on metal contact?

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They are not the smoothest I've had my hands on but nothing like you discribe. I'll look tomorrow when I get to the hangar.
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Old 11-28-2008, 05:18 PM
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Yeah I was really not expecting that at all. The rest of the piece seems VERY well made. I'll be interested in hear what your thought are...

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Yeah, not too impressed with the grinding. You'd think for the cost they could have taken care of that for you. That said, I fixed mine with some UHMW tape on the arms. No more grinding.

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Old 11-28-2008, 09:06 PM
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Peter,

I have the two lever quadrant installed in my -9 and there is no grinding noise or feel. I suspect what you where feeling/hearing is the cable and not the quadrant.

If you need a two lever quadrant, the price comes down a good bit from the three lever version.

Also, if you install a quadrant in your -7, you will have to make some braces to attached it to the instrument panel, sub-panel, and cable retention. I don't know, but is it possible the reason for the high price for the -10 is because it includes an engineered bracket for the quadrant?

Check out my insturment panel page for details of how I installed the thing.
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