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#4445294 - 10/25/18 03:14 AM P51D throttle quadrants  
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Hi guys.Been an exciting and challenging couple of months.Due a request by a couple of guys who needed some realistic,functioning parts for their P51 flight sims I proceeded to get knee deep in aircraft drawings,manuals and pilfering any info I could find online..Many thanks to Kelly and Stang4me as their initial info was invaluable to start production.First things is there is not a lot of drawings available for all the parts needed to do a complete throttle as parts were a mix of B and D or simply could not be found.Even with the parts manual diagram there were differences between different blocks of Mustangs.Also thanks to Kellys detective work I was able to get some original type screws and bolts.
After initially drawing it all up in CAD then in 3D a design started to make sense so major components could be started in the 3D printer and the larger sheetmetal aluminium parts fabricated.Eventually as I started assembling parts things didnt work 100% so a process of redesign and fine tuning parts needed to be done.Especially with the splined cylinders and the length of the centre lock axle.Also I had to change materials on the centre threaded bush..This was done to ensure the friction knobs at the front of the assembly worked as needed to lock the handles in position.Also the K14 twist handle needed looking at as it needed to turn a bike cable to work the K14 gunsight wheel. If anyone has any questions or interested in one please PM me and Im quite happy to answer questions.

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#4445299 - 10/25/18 04:22 AM Re: P51D throttle quadrants [Re: 453Raafspitty]  
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Beautiful piece of kit!

#4445423 - 10/25/18 09:02 PM Re: P51D throttle quadrants [Re: 453Raafspitty]  
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A truly outstanding piece of craftsmanship. I look forward to installing this in my P-51 pit!

#4446576 - 11/02/18 08:26 AM Re: P51D throttle quadrants [Re: 453Raafspitty]  
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Some photos of a majority of the parts involved.

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#4447227 - 11/06/18 03:44 PM Re: P51D throttle quadrants [Re: 453Raafspitty]  
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Wow!! Great work beercheersmakes me want to fly the P51

Marc..


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#4458204 - 01/21/19 09:47 PM Re: P51D throttle quadrants [Re: 453Raafspitty]  
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For the budget conscious builders out there,Im thinking of offering a basic kit of parts to build your own throttle.Will be unpainted and unassembled but will be a far cheaper option in getting a nice bit of gear into your P51 pit.


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