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    Question How to make a throttle lever turn softly

    Hello guys,

    I am building a throttle lever. I found a lot of good examples here.
    It's all working now but the movement is too easy. I tried to use bolts and washers but eventually that will loosen over time.
    In joysticks they often have a oil damper for the little throttle levers - that would be perfect!

    Does anyone know where to get this stuff?

    Thanks!

    sim_menu_throttle.jpg

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    Re: How to make a throttle lever turn softly

    You could use dual acting gas struts, these are stay put struts like you find on your car
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    QUOTE=tobelerone;153610]Hello guys,

    I am building a throttle lever. I found a lot of good examples here.
    It's all working now but the movement is too easy. I tried to use bolts and washers but eventually that will loosen over time.
    In joysticks they often have a oil damper for the little throttle levers - that would be perfect!

    Does anyone know where to get this stuff?

    Thanks!

    sim_menu_throttle.jpg[/QUOTE]

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    Re: How to make a throttle lever turn softly

    Yes, I thought of that. But for space reasons a rotary damper would be nice. They are built into Cassete and CD-Players for example. Just what are they called and where can you get it?

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    Re: How to make a throttle lever turn softly

    In my TQs the bottom of the lever is disc shaped, on this disc I glue 6mm cork to act as a friction plate then another pressure plate is loaded against the cork with a spring which is around the pivot axle. it is all compact and within the throttle housing. My pressure plate is also driven by a 12VDC motor for auto throttle drive, it provides two functions and works very well! Cheers Gwyn

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    Re: How to make a throttle lever turn softly

    Quote Originally Posted by tobelerone View Post
    Hello guys,

    I am building a throttle lever. I found a lot of good examples here.
    It's all working now but the movement is too easy. I tried to use bolts and washers but eventually that will loosen over time.
    In joysticks they often have a oil damper for the little throttle levers - that would be perfect!

    Does anyone know where to get this stuff?

    Thanks!

    sim_menu_throttle.jpg
    hi
    i use 2 empty syringes about 4 inches long and about an inch in diameter
    They work great ,I just attach 2 rods to the push part on the syringe and the other end through a hole in the lower tq handles -
    the 2 syringes that are empty are then fastened to the inside of the front panel on the tq box the dampening effect is great and not expensive ��
    cheers
    Dave

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    Re: How to make a throttle lever turn softly

    Quote Originally Posted by tobelerone View Post
    Hello guys,

    I am building a throttle lever. I found a lot of good examples here.
    It's all working now but the movement is too easy. I tried to use bolts and washers but eventually that will loosen over time.
    In joysticks they often have a oil damper for the little throttle levers - that would be perfect!

    Does anyone know where to get this stuff?

    Thanks!

    sim_menu_throttle.jpg
    hi
    i use 2 empty syringes about 4 inches long and about an inch in diameter
    They work great ,I just attach 2 rods to the push part on the syringe and the other end through a hole in the lower tq handles -
    the 2 syringes that are empty are then fastened to the inside of the front panel on the tq box the dampening effect is great and not expensive 😄
    cheers
    Dave

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    Re: How to make a throttle lever turn softly

    These are some good ideas! I like the syringe idea, I'll give it a try. Thanks guys!