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The purpose of FLAPS-2-APPROACH is two-fold:  To document the construction of a Boeing 737 flight simulator, and to act as a platform to share aviation-related articles pertaining to the Boeing 737; thereby, providing a source of inspiration and reference to like-minded individuals.

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Genuine B-737 Throttle Quadrant - Found One!

After extensive research on the Internet, I discovered that there are only a few quadrants available that strive to replicate a genuine 737 throttle quadrant.

Revolution-Sim, a company in France appears to produce an exceptionally well designed quadrant, however, not with an inexpensive price tag. ThrottleTec also produce a very good intermediate throttle quadrant that is reasonable priced, however, doesn't really replicate a genuine throttle.

After more research and considerably thinking, I have found a real 737 series throttle quadrant from an aircraft scrapped in a tear down yard.

If I manage to aquire this TQ, I will have the internal mechanisms refurbished and retrofitted to work with flight simulator using a SYS board and phidgets.

The throttle will not be motorized as this level of functionality I have been lead to believe involves a level of functionality that can cause issues. Further, many of the issues that people have with throttles revolve around their use in motorized / automation mode.  I like to fly manually, so non motorised suits me.

I must confess that the feel of a real throttle in your hand leads no limit to the imagination!

It's early days yet, but I'm very hopeful I will be purchasing the unit.