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    My first throttle

    After camping on this forum for quite some time,
    I started this weekend with beginning of my first A320 throttle.

    measurements: rainpipe PVC diam. 125 length 115 mm
    the small discs inside MDF 9mm. diam. 60 mm.
    the knobs diam. 30 mm. (for full 270 gr. travel)
    the dustcover: laminated paper in 24x1 mm. under the outer plate.



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    Re: My first throttle

    Nice going... pretty slick. That's going to look fantastic

    Thanks for the pics.

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    Re: My first throttle

    Keep up the good work
    Last edited by Westozy; 01-18-2010 at 11:59 PM.
    Sincerely,

    Claus


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    Re: My first throttle

    Tnx for the reactions.
    I'll give some more clarification about the outer plate.
    My first attempt broke, and with the second I had the problem that when
    you (cold) bend the pvc, the thin long part "twist" because it is not
    symetric where the dustcover slot is milled away. (sorry for my bad english)

    what worked was making it like this:

    (the blue is 1 mm. deep, and milled away first)
    after warming it up in the oven it bended really easy, after glueing I cutted the
    bars away with a dremel.
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    Re: My first throttle

    This looks great! I would love to see any drawings you have of this. I am building an A320 as well and have drooled over Westozy's throttle but I can't justify the cost. Making my own has been difficult, so far I am on my second attempt that has its own problems. My cnc setup works very well, I started with some simple panels like flaps and speedbrakes then moved on to others. I am currently working on the glare and engine start panel. Where did you get the dimensions for your design?


    Buddy

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    Re: My first throttle

    Quote Originally Posted by Buddym View Post
    l. Where did you get the dimensions for your design?
    Because my space in my pit is limited,
    and the rainpipe was looking to me
    I thought diam 125 mm. fitted just right for me.

    I started in the middle 115 mm. is the length I needed
    to have the 3 indication panels.

    now I'm in the middle of figuring out how to mill the text,
    (white and yellow ) with white and amber leds ,
    and bend it afterwards , making it of 3 thin layers is what I'm trying now.

    @Buddym if you pm me you emailaddress I can send you the Solidworks or dxf files.
    *Solidworks/Mastercam/Mach3 that really works*
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    Re: My first throttle

    After painting:


    I'm still thinking how to engrave white and yellow in one thin coverplate.
    Is it possible to fill in the engraving with translucent yellow ink/paint afterwards ?
    or is making it of 2 parts (a white an a yellow one) the only way to go ?
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    Re: My first throttle

    Hi flatland. This is looking great. Regarding the painting, I have filled engraved letters with different colors and it looks fine.


    What do your throttle levers look like? I ahve drawn some and cut them out, I'll try to attach here to show them. I can also provide dxf file or nc files if you like. The finished product is pretty good, might go well wth your throttle housing.



    BTW, would it be possible to get those drawings sent again?

    Thanks, Buddy

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    Re: My first throttle

    Hey, wondered how that throttle project was coming?
    Any new pics?

    Buddy

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    Re: My first throttle

    Absolute fantastic work, brilliant.....put me on your waiting list if you want to sell this.....

    Just how much does West Ozy's A320 cost? Just out of curiosity......

    Alex......
    Building An Airbus In My Garage!

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