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Old 05-05-2013, 03:32 PM
Michael Burbidge Michael Burbidge is offline
 
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Default Wearing out my throttle...

Ok, yesterday I got my engine controls installed, and adjusted. For me it was one of those milestones that I can't quit thinking about. It really gets your imagination going. Every time I walk past the airplane in the garage I have to play with the throttle. I push it in smoothly and imagine the feel of adrenaline as the takeoff rolls begins. Then I will pull it back gradually and pretend I'm on final. I'm going to wear my throttle out before my airplane even gets out of the garage. The mixture control has seen some use also.

I can't wait for it to be real!



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Old 05-05-2013, 04:23 PM
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Michael, I think mine is worn out and I don't have it even installed! Looking good. If we keep working, we can be posting stories like Troy and Vlad!
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:35 PM
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You guys are killing me! I'm just on the rudder. Enjoy. I'm happy for you.
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:51 PM
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You need one of those new USB Pilot dongles. Plugs into USB 2.0. Has some switches and controls that slide in & out, built in speaker makes aircraft noises as you move controls & vibrates box.

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Old 05-05-2013, 06:59 PM
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Ok, yesterday I got my engine controls installed, and adjusted. For me it was one of those milestones that I can't quit thinking about. It really gets your imagination going. Every time I walk past the airplane in the garage I have to play with the throttle. I push it in smoothly and imagine the feel of adrenaline as the takeoff rolls begins. Then I will pull it back gradually and pretend I'm on final. I'm going to wear my throttle out before my airplane even gets out of the garage. The mixture control has seen some use also.

I can't wait for it to be real!



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Old 05-05-2013, 07:44 PM
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The cable only wears if you make motor noises while playing with it!
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