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09-14-2002, 03:00 PM
I would would like to purchase an old md-80 throttle quadrant to wire to work with flight sim or make my own. I was hoping someone could help me with where i could find one or instruction on how to build one.
I've never done such a thing, but I don't think that I should be extremely complicated. You need to attach potmeters to the levers of the throttles. These should be attached somewhere inside the quadrant. the hardest part is probably finding a good place and manner to mount the potmeters.
09-15-2002, 06:30 AM
Thanks for your response. I'll be honest, I have no idea what potmeters are. I have am uncle who is good with elcetronic but iI don'r see him much, If you could explain alittle more about what you mean, it would be greatley appreciated!
potmeters are little things that either slide or rotate. they are the things that move when you slide your throttle lever. they tell the PC in what position the throttle is in sort of speak. ill see if i can find a site with info on this. you will need to solder and all that stuff.
09-16-2002, 06:04 AM
download Rob Barendregt's homebuilt throttle quadrant (sorry forgoton the file name). Although you willl not need all of the instructions, it shows all the wiring and how he put the pots on his. There is also Herbert Pralle (throtqu2.zip). This shows bassically the same thing but a different way. These can both be downloaded from flightsim.com
Have fun building it, i would like to do something the same
09-16-2002, 07:47 AM
look for my throtq2.zip here at flightsim.com.
If you cant`t succeed to log in, I can also mail it to you.
Herbert "Jonas" Pralle
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