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#4359984 - 05/28/17 09:44 PM Thrustmaster TWCS internals information  
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I was considering to use the TM TWCS for both Dual Throttle and Collective, but have decided to get another joystick for the Collective.

I do not consider the TM TWCS a good choice for a Lefty conversion. Buttons, Hats, Flapper pot and Slew joy are all mounted on the PCB’s. That makes it difficult to move them around.

Another drawback is that the pots, as far as I have been able to determine, is not your standard 10K fare. This is the main reason for me not using it for the Collective. I have no idea of where to find extra pots.

If anyone can find them, then please post about it and I will add that information to this post.


Here is a video where the TM TWCS is disassembled:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9Lz54rdaz0

TM TWCS review on SimHQ:
http://SimHQ.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/4303876/twcs-review


PCB’s
Long thin one is base pcb with throttle pot
Short thin one is thumb hats and switch
https://flic.kr/p/UM9YNQ

Handle PCB's The slim one is for thumb hats and switch
https://flic.kr/p/TdpdmN

Handle PCB's The slim one is for thumb hats and switch. The other side
https://flic.kr/p/Tdpf5Y

Thumb wheel
https://flic.kr/p/TJNqtd

Thumb Hat knobs
https://flic.kr/p/TdpccU

Throttle pot Link to a version with more use cycles provided by Sokol1
http://www.digikey.com/product-deta...ponents/EVW-AE4001B14/P12426TR-ND/637161
https://industrial.panasonic.com/cdbs/www-data/pdf/ARE0000/ARE0000CE3.pdf


Slew joy pot’s 2 in a mini joystick unit.
50 06 B 203
50° 6% Linear? 20K (What I loosely have determined the code means)
https://flic.kr/p/V2uVzp

Thumb wheel pot
B 104 240 FR
Linear? 100K 240° ? (What I loosely have determined the code means)
https://flic.kr/p/UXCW1t

Flapper pot
B 104 40 FR
Linear? 100K 40° ? (What I loosely have determined the code means)
https://flic.kr/p/V6JfSo


I hope that this is helpful.

Happy simming and joystick modding

Last edited by DanTDBV; 06/04/17 03:04 AM.
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#4361398 - 06/01/17 05:01 PM Re: Thrustmaster TWCS internals information [Re: DanTDBV]  
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That Slew Joy mechanism looks like the same one from the Cougar thumbstick. They are available as a unit, I might even have some extras kicking around


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