Originally Posted by agent4573
The only thing I don't like about hitting the stops on the engine side while there's still throw left on the quadrant side is you can overstress the system. If you go all angry gorilla on the control, once the engine side hits the stop, all the extra force gets put into the cable and into the small arm on the engine side controls. It's always better to have a hard stop on the pilot side so that any extra force goes into the quadrant and not to the engine.
That is not correct. The engine controls should hit their stops at the engine. That's the only way to ensure you get full travel of throttle, mixture, and carb heat. If you adjust it so that the throttle or mixture control in the cockpit hits before reaching the limit at the engine, you are doing it wrong.
It's commonly called "Cushion". Every airplane I've ever worked on has been adjusted that way, and often in the maintenance instructions it is required.
No need to "Gorilla Arm" anything in the airplane.