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Correct.Me too.But by clicking on the Youtube icon located at the bottom right ,you go straight to the vid.
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That is Awsome. Two things I noticed: the French still have narrow cockpits, and the throttlehandling is totally carefree.
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That is Awsome. Two things I noticed: the French still have narrow cockpits, and the throttlehandling is totally carefree.
Ever since the introduction of the Full authority digital engine control (FADEC) in the 1980 there very few to no restrictions on throttle movement in jet fighters with turbofan engines. Even in the F-4 with the J79 turbojet engine the only real restriction on throttle control was throttle reduction at very high Mach numbers.
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Sitting in one it is not that narrow but the US cockpits are definitely bigger.

Throttle is single piece; no separate controls for each engine except where the pilot needs to deal specifically. It us alse very vertical comparded to most peer aircraft throttles. The Gripen has a 2-piece system; lower control just for engine and upper one full HOTAS function.
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