Originally Posted by Redbud40
Plan A stick grip mod. If that is not possible. Plan B. Switch mounted near throttle. Question. Ideally I would like to set up a paddle type lighted stem (on/off) and have a spring loaded throw. I would mount it so I could throw the switch to the left to turn on, switch would return to center. Then same action ( throw to the left ) to turn off. Is this idea possible with the appropriate relay/ switch combo? Haven’t been able to find a lighted paddle switch that does this.
I have a side-by-side airplane like yours and would recommend a simple guarded toggle next to your throttle. Your index finger naturally rests on the guard... You can flip the guard down when time to "arm" the smoke, and then just flip the toggle down for smoke. When the "smoke off" call comes, simply flip the guard back up to stop the smoke. No relays required. Easy and effective.
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Last edited by rswalden : 06-29-2020 at 08:39 PM.