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B737 Control Console Levers  
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1154 times:

The B737 control console levers have a definite shape.

The Landing gear lever is shaped like a wheel.
The Flap lever like a Aerofoil section.

What about the Spedbrake,Fwd Thrust levers & R/T levers.

Is there an explanation for their shape.

regds.
HAWK.


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User currently offlineLatechpilot From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1122 times:

It is standard in most planes for the landing gear handle to be shaped as a wheel and the flaps an airfoil. It is also standard for the speed brakes and throttles to be the "normal shape." In almost any aircraft, that is the case. It is what the pilots are used to.

User currently offlineMinuteman From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1115 times:

The general shape of control handles and levers is mandated in FAR 23.781 and FAR 25.781 for normal/commuter and transport category aircraft respectively.

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