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WTB Throttle Quadrant

pittscondor

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I would like to change my throttle quadrant out to a "slimmer style" to allow more room to get full aileron input. I have seen this style and wonder if anyone knows where I can buy this or maybe you have one you would sell. I took these pictures at Oshkosh this year. Sorry they are displayed sideways.

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I believe those are the make your own versions from the plans. One stock; one modified.
 

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Those are pretty much the stock throttle system for a Pitts. The pivot bolt goes through a bushing/washer that is welded to the fuselage. The sheet metal part is easy to fabricate, both that part and the throttle arm should be available from Aviat if you can stand the cost (the pivot bushing needs to be in the stock location for the cover to fit properly).

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Thanks for rotating the pictures for me. Here are a couple of pictures of my current set up. There are 2 bushings welded to the fuselage but not sure if I could re-use one of them for the stock set up. Mine is about 1.5 inches wide and my leg rests against it reducing the area available to get full left stick.

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An idea,
if you reposition the mixture in the instrument panel you could reduce the width of the quadrant and a couple of shorter screws could complete the slim style.
Or use the existing pivot weldments and make a real flush style lever. That would require you making a face plate that clamps to the tube. But without welding on a tab or two the face plate could be a little sloppy?

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It looks like the stock throttle pivot is there so I'd use that. Maybe the bracket for mixture is there too? The locking T-handle control is in the McMaster-Carr catalog or you could use a vernier push/pull cable there.

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Your post #5 shows you already have the T-handle in the plans location. Is it being used?
 

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Good catch Jerry, I missed that.
 

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Jerr888,
The "T" handle down by the floorboard it is currently being used for alternate air.

I think I can easily move the mixture to the panel and put a vernier control cable. I may try Eric suggestion and skinny up my current set up. I do like the factory setup the best as it gets everything out of the way completely.
 

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Is there a similar bracket on the other (right) side or the cockpit? That's normally the alt air's T-handle location.

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Yes, There is a similar bracket on the right side. I have already moved the switch that was in this location to the panel. So I can easily move the alternate air to the right side.

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Perfect! Now all you have left to do is the work......... :)
 

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See if you like this... is a throttle that I built for me, but I no longer need.
The lever is built as per Aviat plans, and if your pivot is to, should be fit.
The button is for PTT purpose, If you don't need it, you can use the old style standard ball.

My mail is [email protected]

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Does someone have a copy of the plans showing the throttle lever they could post? I may try making one myself to save a few $$.

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