Our recently purchased Swanson has a single
lever throttle/gearbox control, located down at foot level on the inside of the cockpit
, at the rear left corner. We have a pedestal
mounted steering wheel
in the middle of the cockpit
I find the system works ok, except when you are getting in and out of the pen, when it is a bit of a struggle to reach down to the lever while swinging the wheel
. I've had a bit of success using my feet to operate the lever, but it's hardly ideal.
I feel something should be possible with the center pedestal
, although I can see that reaching through the wheel could be a problem.
So, I am curious to know how people have setup their engine
controls and what they have found works best for them. Any suggestions or photos would be very welcome.