Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
  1. #1
    75+ Posting Member James Twomey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Port Orchard Wa, U.S.
    Posts
    129
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    737 Throttle Quad

    Hello All,

    After viewing all of they neat throttle work on this site, I have decided that I want to tackle making my own 737 Throttle Quad. However I have no Idea where to start, especially with any drawings. Anybody out there have any good drawings or web site with good drawings and instructions on how to go about it?

    Thanks All

    Regards,
    James

  2. #2
    MyCockpit Support Staff


    Westozy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia
    Posts
    1,493
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Hi James,

    I could describe the building of my quad but it would take a week to type, check out the pics im my album there is a lot of detail revealed there.

    http://www.mycockpit.org/photopost/s...ry.php?cat=547

    I can help if you have specific questions.

    Gwyn

    737NG using Prosim737, Immersive Calibration Pro, Aerosim Solutions motorized TQ & cockpit hardware, CP Flight MCP & FDS SYS1X, SYS2X & SYS4X, FDS PRO FMCs, AFDS units & Glarewings, Matrix Orbital ELEC display, Pokeys Landing & Cruise alt display, Buttkicker Gamers, 3 x BenqMW811ST projectors with a Matrox Th2Go
    http://www.aerosimsolutions.com.au
    Supporter of MyCockpit.org, please join me in donating!!!

  3. #3
    2000+ Poster - Never Leaves the Sim Michael Carter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Southern Illinois, USA
    Posts
    3,147
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Same here. I used very few drawings, sketches really, of ideas I had at the time that I didn't want to forget until I could get to the shop.

    I did most of the layout work using measurements sent to me by owners of the real 727 throttle.

    A throttle consists basically of a number of varying sizes of bulkheads assembled together with a common axis for the throttle shafts and then skinned in some fashion. There are a thousand details and everyone's throttle is different.

    If you need specific component information, please, by all means ask.

    Pictures, and lots of them from every conceivable angle will take you miles. The longer you stare at them the more ideas you will discover for building your own.

    There are a couple of shots of mine during the build in the gallery as well.
    Boeing Skunk Works
    Remember...140, 250, and REALLY FAST!

    We don't need no stinkin' ETOPS!



    Powered by FS9 & BOEING

  4. #4
    75+ Posting Member James Twomey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Port Orchard Wa, U.S.
    Posts
    129
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Gwyn,

    I believe that you are the principle reason that I have decide to take on this venture!!! I really enjoyed looking over your work and inspired me to teach myself about Potentiometers and Servos and applying them to the TQ. That is an area that I have not a clue about, so this should be a good challenge and learning experience.

    Besides, after what I saw a complete powered 737 TQ was going for, I about fell out of my chair and thought that I should be able to figure this out. (with some help from the friends here at Mycockpit.org)

    Regards,
    James

  5. #5
    25+ Posting Member pylet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    North Pole, Alaska
    Posts
    74
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Take a look at this site and see if it helps you any.

    http://personal.telefonica.terra.es/...edestal_en.htm
    Lyle Kirgan
    B737NG SSTD Owner

  6. #6
    75+ Posting Member James Twomey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Port Orchard Wa, U.S.
    Posts
    129
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Lyle, Thanks a BUNCH!

    Regards,
    James

  7. #7
    MyCockpit Support Staff


    Westozy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia
    Posts
    1,493
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Yeah that's the way to go, if I was to build another quad I would use the "sandwich plate" assembly method. Mine is overcomplicated, I got a bit carried away I think! I'm not sure about the timber lever handles, white teflon looks a heap better. I can produce lever handles and might be offering them for sale soon.

    Gwyn

    737NG using Prosim737, Immersive Calibration Pro, Aerosim Solutions motorized TQ & cockpit hardware, CP Flight MCP & FDS SYS1X, SYS2X & SYS4X, FDS PRO FMCs, AFDS units & Glarewings, Matrix Orbital ELEC display, Pokeys Landing & Cruise alt display, Buttkicker Gamers, 3 x BenqMW811ST projectors with a Matrox Th2Go
    http://www.aerosimsolutions.com.au
    Supporter of MyCockpit.org, please join me in donating!!!

  8. #8
    2000+ Poster - Never Leaves the Sim Michael Carter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Southern Illinois, USA
    Posts
    3,147
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    That's the same way I built mine, except that I used a ot more aluminum than the other guy. Especially for the throttle shafts and other levers and such.

    After looking at several pictures of Boeing throttles in various stages of dis-assembly, I figured if it was good enough for Boeing it was good enough for me.
    Boeing Skunk Works
    Remember...140, 250, and REALLY FAST!

    We don't need no stinkin' ETOPS!



    Powered by FS9 & BOEING

  9. #9
    25+ Posting Member pylet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    North Pole, Alaska
    Posts
    74
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    If you don't have the skills or the time you can go this route http://www.symulatory.com/english/pr...g/throttle.htm . I also heard that http://www.flightdecksolutions.com/ is coming out with one but haven't seen an ETA yet. They also have a couple of nice throttle tutorials on their tutorial link http://www.flightdecksolutions.com/view_tutorials.php. You can also maybe get some ideas from this guy http://www.hanskrohn.com/BuildingTip...o_Throttle.htm . Here's an interesting thread where Phidgets cards are used to run the servos for a home built throttle system http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/showthread.php?t=883 .

    C-ya,
    Lyle Kirgan
    B737NG SSTD Owner

  10. #10
    25+ Posting Member RobertVdb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    27
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Hi,
    If you want to make your TQ4 yourself, you can find some ideas here
    http://www.737ngproject.be/throttle.htm - probably unfortunately in French (There are even CAD files)
    I just have the impression that the dimensions are not quite right, but you can adjust that by looking at some other sites such as
    http://www.markuspilot.com/MarkusPilot.htm
    Succes
    Rob

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. 747-400 Throttle quad help
    By phil744 in forum Where to Start Building a Home Cockpit
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-24-2014, 07:50 PM
  2. Covering the throttle quad
    By Steve A in forum Westozy's Mechanical Engineering
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-03-2010, 11:13 PM
  3. 737 throttle quad knobs
    By jongas in forum Off Site Articles For Sale
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-17-2009, 02:21 PM
  4. Need a real 737 or Bus Jet throttle quad.
    By Simran737 in forum Cockpit Parts and Motion Platforms
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-13-2007, 05:39 PM
  5. a tip for anyone using a real throttle quad,
    By steve diamond in forum My Cockpit Update
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-08-2006, 12:31 PM