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    My Throttletek 737NG Throttle

    I have had a few people ask me to post pics and review on my throttletek
    quadrant so here we go.

    Ordered - 22/1/11
    Recieved - 2/3/11 (approx 6 weeks)
    Cost $810 USD (519 GBP at the time)
    Custom charges to be paid on collection - I cant remember exactly now but
    around 20 - 40.

    The ordering process was easy,just remeber the charges and delivery have to be added for a final figure,Roberto kept me informed all the way,tracking via parcelforce uk.

    The throttle was packed well but to my dissapointment the speedbrake
    lever was snapped and the centre part between the levers had a minor part of
    the paint chipped.

    I contacted Roberto from throttletek who sent out a replacement lever which was recieved on the 2/4/11 (no custom charges) and the paint chip could easily be
    resolved by myself. I have a tin of grey,black and white humbrol model paint
    at the ready so i can mix to the right greys for different items if needed.

    The set up i struggled with and contacted Roberto for help.
    Roberto was only too willing to help,we met on skype and he talked me through
    all the process,hows that for service,there was a misprint in one of the docs which has now been corrected so set up should be straight forward.

    The usb connection to the back of throttle is what you see on a printer, the one i have connected at the moment would hit the lower eicas if i had one so im looking out for an angled version of this, i have seen a usb ang connecter,if not the base the throttle sits on may have to be lowered to conceal this.

    The throttle does exactly what it sais on the tin and apart from my initial experience of the lever breaking the unit feels solid,levers move smoothly and i believe this should pass the test of time. The toga switches, autopilot disconnect,engine cut out switches,flaps and speedbrake lever all work as they should with the exception of that i use pmdg in fs9 and cannot get the speedbrake armed to work even via mouse macros, but from my understanding this is a pmdg prob nothing to do with throttleteks throttle.

    The throttle misses a few things from others in the market but it is not aimed at that market, the throttletek quad is what it is, does what it sais and very well.

    I am very happy with my quadrant recieved and would reccomend it.

    Anyway lets have some pics.

    Top view


    Engine cut out switches


    Flaps


    Speedbrake


    Thrust levers


    Usb connection


    Inside


    Fixing to cockpit (front holes needed to be countersunk)


    In place


    The pit


    Regards

    Steve

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    Re: My Throttletek 737NG Throttle

    thanks for the detailed picts, great to see the inside.
    When once you have tasted flight,
    you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward

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    Re: My Throttletek 737NG Throttle

    Steve, I really like your little half-cockpit. I believe if I were to ever make one that would be the route that I would go also. It's not overboard, but puts you in the environment.
    Very nice.

    Bob

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    Re: My Throttletek 737NG Throttle

    Thank you for this very good review.

    How do you know what trim the aircraft is in? WilloW

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    Re: My Throttletek 737NG Throttle

    Thanks for your comments guys,
    I havn't been around much lately,too much work.

    Willow, as you can see the throttle has no trim wheel although i am going to add a dummy wheel wheels to it when
    i get time.

    To control my trim i still use the rocker switch on my ch yoke.

    Cheers

    Steve

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    Re: My Throttletek 737NG Throttle

    Hi Steve

    this is what I did to my Throttletek...
    Attached Images Attached Images

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    Re: My Throttletek 737NG Throttle

    Thats brilliant clive,
    Can you tell me more on what you used.

    Thanks
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    Re: My Throttletek 737NG Throttle

    Hi Steve

    I purchased a hardwood offcut at a local timber yard. I then took it to an amater wood turner who cut me three round discs from the offcut.
    I cut one of the discs in half and painted it boeing grey. The other two discs were given to the wood turner to make the trim wheels which I painted.
    I then created the pointer scale in photoshop and had them printed onto self adhesive plastic!
    I think I may have some of the scales unused lying around somewhere ... If I can find them I will send them to you!
    Altogether it cost me around 60.00

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    Re: My Throttletek 737NG Throttle

    Great stuff Clive,
    thanks very much for the explanation and if you do find the scales or even the psd file
    id be grateful.
    Regards
    Steve