My Wooden Airplane
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5/5/2013 - 6/5/2013

Throttle and Mixture, Part 2

I put Part 1 of the Throttle and Mixture under the Fuselage section.
If you'd like to check it out, you can go here.

After removing the remnants of my first attempt and ordering a new set of throttle and mixture cables, here is the result. These are MUCH nicer than the last attempt. They are flexible cables in a flexible sheath, rather than a solid wire in a flexible sheath.

The mixture cable crosses underneath the throttle cable, and exits the firewall to the left side of the engine compartment. The wooden support bar is not structural. It is there simply to keep the throttle and mixture cables from drooping down and interfering with the pilot's feet.

The throttle cable exits the firewall just to the right of center, and actually curls around the front of the motor mount and back toward the carburetor. It is VERY smooth in operation. I had to make a bracket to hold the end of the throttle cable in the proper position.

The mixture cable was a little more difficult to attach. Because of the upper nose gear support brace, I had to attach the mixture cable at an angle, and clearance was tight. Like the throttle cable, I had to make a bracket to hold the end of the mixture cable in the proper position.

Total Time: 12.5 hrs.