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Brad

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Located this at an F-84 site, any  idea what it might be? 
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A guess would be the indexing marks for power lever angle on the throttle quadrant or engine control.

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It looks like it might have something to do with the flap settings. It has four positions with 40 degrees equaling 100%.  


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After thinking about it I'd have to agree with Joe.  I got stuck on the percentages which I'm used to seeing as N1 or N2 RPM.  But something wasn't quite right about the values.   A turbojet isn't really running until it's up above 80% so why have 50%?  A check of an F-84 cockpit shows the minimum green operating range starting at about 87%.  I'm just not used to seeing flaps expressed as a percentage so it threw me off.

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Thanks for the input.
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I also have to agree with Joe, however I don't think this was located in the cockpit, I think it was used by maintenance to rig the flaps. I cannot imagine trying to see this at night on a bad weather approach in a single seat aircraft. I found this picture of an F-84F that if you look closely has a flap gauge below the gear handle in 20 degree increments with what appears to be the flap handle on the far side of the throttle. The handle is shaped like a flap as is common. Just a thought! Ray

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