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User currently offlineBill Bob From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 49 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1816 times:

Do all or at least some planes have a gas pedal on the floor? I see some planes have two large pedals and some older ones have two metal bars and two smaller pedals or tabs? Then I saw one that had a lever in the ceiling that was for adding power. Do they have a choke for cold weather starting also? Thanks.

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User currently offlineBuff From Australia, joined Mar 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1777 times:

None do. Those are rudder pedals, oft times doubling as brake pedals when taxiing on the ground.

Best Regards,


User currently offlineBill Bob From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1759 times:

Ok, and the lever in the ceiling is connectd to the rudder also? Do they just use that when in the air? What about a choke? Thanks, I have no one to ask here in thhe mission. I always look at the birds flyng and want to be ther to.

User currently offlineTop Gun From Canada, joined May 1999, 101 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

You are a far way from the real deal. I'll sum it up for you.

The pedals on the floor are used for the Rudder, like my fellow canuck, Buff said, They double as brakes and as steering "on the ground only" by means of the nose gear, or tail wheel. Whichever have you. The throttle can be found generally between the front two seats about knee height. Some airplanes such as the DeHavilland DHC-6, Twin Otter has the throttle on the "ceiling" like you mentioned. For all intensive porposes they control the engine power. I'm sure if your at the airport and see a pilot they would be more than happy to answer your questions.

Cheers from Canada.

User currently offlineBill Bob From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1737 times:

Thankyuu The only airport here is a dirt strip at the missionary. Usually no one is here to ask and the only time I can use this is when they have the generator runing. Thankyou all. Tamika

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