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Old 12-20-2002, 09:11 PM
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Danny, is it possible to mix my TME smoke pump on landing gear switch to the right hand side lever to regulate the speed at which the motor runs, ie control from the radio the smoke oil flow.

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Old 12-20-2002, 09:24 PM
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The TME pump is either on or off, it does not have a speed control so this is not possible I'm afraid.
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Danny, is it possible to mix my TME smoke pump on landing gear switch to the right hand side lever to regulate the speed at which the motor runs, ie control from the radio the smoke oil flow.

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You could install a servo to control one of the small valves available for glow or gas fuel, such as the perry pump. You can than have it mixed to the throttle to vary the smoke, and the switch would then turn it on and off as desired.

I use this setup with a Don Harris pump with good results.

The gear switch turns the pump on/off. There is a mixer that is used to control a servo that operates the smoke valve, and uses the throttle stick as its input. The right slider also allows adjusting an offset so that I can further vary the overall amount of smoke throughout the range. Once I find the right mix for the airplane, I disable the side lever and hard code the offset point. The smoke servo then does the only adjustment from full smoke at full throttle, to nearly no smoke at idle.
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