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    737 Throttle Qaudrant question...

    Hey Guys,

    I'm interested in the exact and precise measurements for the levers the 737 TQ ie. Speed brake, flaps, parking brake, etc. I'm thinking this is more a question for the guys with the real TQ. However, if anyone has any info on this or could point me in the right direction I would really appreciate your help. BTW, I have done a few searches and found everything but this info.

    In addition to the above dimensions I would also like the measurements for the metal guides (is that what there called; LOL) for the flaps, engine start. and spd. brake.

    Also, where can I get my hands on the "seven panel" design plans for the thrust levers. I've seen a few but they are the four panel or three panel type for a different design than what I am planning to do.

    Well, for a guy who hardly post, I sure said a mouthful tonight... LOL

    Thanks in advance guys,

    Ian

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    Anyone?.....

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    Use the search force Luke....

    I beleive you can find the schematics on the download section of this site, additionally, if you search the forum posts here, you will find a link to a French language (France/Quebec)? website that has additional annotations as well as assembly instructions and "work-arounds." I was able to translate this page using the Google BETA translator, simple, but the translations are loose at best so it becomes an intellectual adventure. Also search the forums at FDS, and when preparing to build look over the plans several times, it is not always what it seems, typos, omissions, additions. These are usually not "as-built' plans but more drafts, and the authors seem to have found solutions during the build process. Don't get tied up on every minute detail (85% Rule), don't be afraid to modify the design to fit your own need, and most of all have fun.

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    ak49er - Thanks for the reply and good advice, much appreciated.

    I have seen both the French/canadian (Allain's and Rudy's) sites you have mentioned and they are excellent, in as far as, craftmanship, detail and information. I have also checked out FDS and Opencockpits and have learned quite a lot in regards to building the TQ. However, the design that I have in mind, or am trying to copy rather, sort of demands the chunkyness and thickness of the original levers particularly the spd brake and flap levers and how they connect to the circular dics to which they are attached . Of the many builds that I have seen and learned from, the builders had made compromises in this area, my guess is that, these compromises were made to accomodate design.

    I just sort of figured that someone may have had this information handy (not being anal, I promise) and wouldn't mind helping me out. If I am not able to aquire this information I will indeed heed your advice and more than likely try to judge the dimensions by studying pictures of the real thing.

    Thanks again

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    Any help is appreciated.

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    I can tell you what i did different from them. I used slide pots instead of gears. Much more simple and cheaper. I also made the 'arms' longer so they stick down below the TQ level to allow for attachment of servo motors and/or slide pots. Very similar to simparts TQ design.
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    Hey Rob,

    Thanks for the reply. Yeah, that is exactly what I am thinking of doing. I am also using a bigger center axle and less panels. Hence, the reason for the more realistic hardware. Again, if anyone out there has this info ... I'm still interested.

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    I have heard of a company that makes the knobs for the 737 TQ, does anyone know of this company or if they are still around?

    I am going to do a mock-up of the TQ using foam core board so as to check my dimensions and placement (as I am not working from design drawings) and also to anticipate any problems in the actual build. I will post pictures of the mock up as I go but need the hardware measurements to get started. Hey, where are all the guys with the real TQs....LOL.

    Thanks guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimSimmer View Post
    ak49er - Thanks for the reply and good advice, much appreciated.


    I just sort of figured that someone may have had this information handy (not being anal, I promise) and wouldn't mind helping me out. If I am not able to aquire this information I will indeed heed your advice and more than likely try to judge the dimensions by studying pictures of the real thing.

    Thanks again

    Ian

    Have you checked markuspilot.com? I think you will find most or all the dimensions you need there

    http://www.markuspilot.com/

    Maurice

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    Maurice,

    Yes, I actually did check out that site and got some very useful information from it. If you notice though there are no measurements for the levers, metal guides etc. BTW, I also checked your site out as well, great work. Thanks for the reply.

    Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimSimmer View Post

    I have heard of a company that makes the knobs for the 737 TQ, does anyone know of this company or if they are still around?



    Ian

    http://www.simparts.de

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