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Can you tell me the difference between the power lever and the throttle ??

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can you tell me the difference between the power lever and the throttle ??



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  1. Mark Babalola on Oct 15, 2012

    Appendix F to Part 60 β€” Definitions and Abbreviations for Flight Simulation Training Devices

    Power Lever Angle (PLA) β€”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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  2. Steve Pomroy 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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  3. Steve Brack 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. πŸ™‚

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  4. JB 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 πŸ™‚

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