Today I spent time at the counter at Aircraft Spruce working with Tad to get the right engine controls and hardware (not included in my time). I made two mockups with scrap aluminum before settlling on these locations. Call me a creature of habit, but this is the arrangement for carb heat, throttle and mixture from the Cessna 152, the first plane I ever flew. It just feels right to have them in these positions. I then completed the placement of the eyeball passthrough for the cable, the mounting bracket for the cable clamp, and the addition of the rod end to connect to the linkage arm. Once installed, it works smoothly and it has a solid feel. Of course my last official act of the night was to sit in the cockpit to simulate using the instruments and conrtrols. That's the fun part!
Engine control knobs in location
Firewall side, from the eyeball through the clamp to the lever arm