The Pilot’s side controls have been installed. After the panel was modified in the panel, the engine controls were installed in their usual order. The throttle is a simple push-pull with friction lock, whereas the prop and mixture are vernier style. The copilot side will later get a non-friction locking push-pull throttle for flight operations from that side. We are planning this for simplicity, with the limiting assumption that this will not be the primary flight station. If the copilot controls are used for relief and emergency only, then the pilot can set the mixture and prop full in for takeoff and/or landing prior to giving the ship to the copilot. We felt that we wanted the vernier style controls on the prop and mixture, and trying to connect these in a fully redundant system was considered overly complex. Towards the aft end of the control assembly, a second triax support was installed to aid the controls in resisting any twisting moments. We saw this installed on the factory birds and thought it was a good idea.
Posted By: Brett FerrellWednesday February 18th, 2004 at 9:33 PM