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    Here are 2 cool 737 sites i found

    http://opl.ecn.uiowa.edu/gallery/vie...umName=737-800

    I dig the paper EFIS.

    http://www.spaceagecontrol.com/s050s.htm

    THEE best thing to use over pots but very expensive!

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    I thought about using linear transducers when building my throttle but it would have set the project back a year due to cost.

    String transducers was anothe option and while a bit less costly, there were dimensional problems.
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    How do these tranducers work?

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    It's just an extremely precise potentiometer. Tolerances are usually less than .5 to 1% of travel. They are made of the highest quality material and to strict tolerances.

    But, they are basically just a potentiometer and you are paying for precision and material.
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    Airbus

    How much are those babies??

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    The examples I was looking at were running in the neighborhood of $360 each.
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    I found a few for around 150ea but like most, didn't fit into the budget.

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    As price goes down, tolerances go up, and material quality suffers. $150 is about the bottom of the barrel for a linear transducer and those are usually extremely short-travel examples typically 5cm or less. Not enough travel for any sort of airliner throttle.

    100mm or about 4" is a good travel length for common slide pots or linear transducers, but as in my above post, those are big bucks. But very precise with exacting repeatability.
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