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can you tell me the difference between the power lever and the throttle ??
on Oct 15, 2012
Appendix F to Part 60 — Definitions and Abbreviations for Flight Simulation Training Devices
Power Lever Angle (PLA) —the angle of the pilot’s primary engine control lever(s) on the flight deck. This may also be referred to as THROTTLE or POWER LEVER.
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on Oct 15, 2012
A throttle lever controls the throttle valve (and therefore the power) on a piston engine.
A power lever controlsthe fuel flow (and therefore the power) via the fuel control unit on a turbine engine.
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on Oct 19, 2012
Whether the control is called a throttle or a power lever is directly correlated with the cost of the powerplant to which it is attached. The more expensive the engine, the more likely you are to be manipulating a power lever. 🙂
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on Oct 24, 2012
In jets, there is no “industry standard”. For example:
B727,B757,B777 they are THRUST LEVERS
MD11, MD10, DC10 they are THROTTLES
Airbus A300-600, A310 they are THROTTLES
So, you can see that the Douglas and Airbus products are the same as a Bonanza 🙂
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