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Old 08-09-2022, 06:57 PM
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Default 6 Throttle Quadrant

Iím a new RV-6 owner and looking forward to redoing the panel this fall. Iíve seen throttle quadrants similar to whatís used on a Piper and Iíd like to find one. Any insight on where I could find one would be appreciated.
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Old 08-09-2022, 07:06 PM
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David, welcome aboard the good ship VAF

Dayton Murdock makes the quadrants, also flies a RV 4. https://www.djmmfg.com/

He is a member here. https://vansairforce.net/community/member.php?u=395
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Old 08-10-2022, 05:19 PM
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I actually took a Cherokee quadrant and made it work. Had to fab some parts, shorten the arms, and I think I modified it so the cable exit angle was better. Sorry I've forgotten all the details. I made new side plates out of aluminum so it would look better and not need the piper plastic cover.
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Old 08-10-2022, 06:06 PM
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Just had an idea & made it work. Lots of fabrication involved
This plane had an early generation SDS EFI/EI so just needed Throttle, (second lever operated a alternate coolant rad water valve for a Turbo Subie).
I tool a 3 lever quadrant & eliminated one lever, replaced the side aluminum plates for 2 reshaped plates that extended up to the bottom lip of the panel, and extended forward to the sub panel. The 2 side V shaped switch panels helped to stabilize the quadrant.
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Old 08-10-2022, 06:29 PM
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I read the title and immediately thought you were trying to run 6 tiny engines on the plane. Might be time to stop drinking for the evening....
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Old 08-10-2022, 06:49 PM
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Do what you want, but I find it extremely beneficial from an ease of maintenance and comfort factor to NOT have even the standard center bar below my panel. I don't have to remove a thing or play human pretzel to climb into (or out of) the footwell, or to put my right leg on the passenger side of the airplane on a long X/C when I need to shift positions.
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Old 08-10-2022, 08:45 PM
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My quadrant is mounted on the panel. No center post for me.
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Old 08-11-2022, 06:48 AM
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Throttle quadrants are not easy. I have done 2 with 2 different throttle levers. Both were harder work that I imagined at the outset. I would start with one of Dayton's curved top quadrants (https://www.djmmfg.com/proddetail.asp?prod=CMCT2L) and a new vertical panel that joins the panel to the top of the spar. Modify that panel to accept the quadrant. I would add an extension forward to attach the cable. Then figure out the length of throttle cable required - a little long is no problem. I would suggest having only the throttle on the quadrant and the mixture, [prop] and carb heat as push/pull or verniers. You will have to buy a 2 control quadrant, just use a small piece of 1/8" al to fill the gap. Good luck!
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Old 08-12-2022, 09:13 AM
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Default Awesome Quadrant

David.....I am building an RV8 and I purchased my quadrant from Flyboys. It is a bit more pricey than others but the quality is absolutely excellent and cannot compare dollar for dollar to others I have seen. I bought it during a Christmas holiday sale and saved a bit of $$$. My opinion it's the best!

https://flyboyaccessories.com/produc...ottle-quadrant
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Old 08-12-2022, 11:33 AM
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Just as a side note to my prior post-
If you are thinking of doing formation flying in your future, the slanted back quadrant arrangement (pictured in my prior post) would not be ideal for this type operation as the 45 deg slanted upward movement of the throttle is not as easily articulated compared to the horizontally oriented quadrants in a RV8. Formation flying requires near constant throttle movement, in 6/7/9/14 panels the stock control cable works best IMO.
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