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#4397629 - 12/31/17 03:32 PM VKB TECS (Twin Engine Control System)  
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"TECS base somewhere about US$ 200, and the extension panels – about 40 galactic credits."

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#4397645 - 12/31/17 04:49 PM Re: VKB TECS (Twin Engine Control System) [Re: Sokol1]  
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Dammit, I'm sold!!

How does it do afterburner? Lift or push-through?


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#4397693 - 12/31/17 08:52 PM Re: VKB TECS (Twin Engine Control System) [Re: Sokol1]  
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I admit it looks good, but I'm not their target audience. I don't fly anything in DCS except US aircraft. I'd adapted the WH throttle to close-as-possible F-15C and AV-8B use with TARGET, and have a push-through AB detent mod. That'll have to do until we hear from TM on their F/A-18 HOTAS plans.

I have the TWCS throttle lying around but never really used it much. It's similar to the Hornet throttle, but only one engine. I suppose I could try it out on the Harrier, but it wouldn't be worth it since I use the WH slider for the nozzle controls.


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#4397697 - 12/31/17 09:13 PM Re: VKB TECS (Twin Engine Control System) [Re: Sokol1]  
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Well, the thumb controls looks like it has enough functions to work.... need a shot of the reverse side of the throttle to see what controls are available on that side. Since I'm flying an F-16 using a Warthog throttle, it's not really going to be a deal breaker but those extra controls like the gear lever and knobs looks super cool and the knobs would be especially helpful for quick comms volume adjustments... love the guarded switches as well!

Hopefully there's an option for people to customize the text for these switches/knobs/buttons....


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#4397703 - 12/31/17 10:31 PM Re: VKB TECS (Twin Engine Control System) [Re: Sokol1]  
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Oh, I'm willing to bet the text can be either customized or at least printed in English. That's not my problem with it.

The problem is a) my WH and Cougar throttles are working for what I use them for, and b) if I'm going to spend that much on a throttle, it's going to be for an American aircraft that will at least match up with the sim. Which at this point means the Hornet (or possibly Harrier or F-14/4/5, but I doubt those will have throttles made for them).

More power to them, and I certainly hope they succeed. But I wish we had a wider market for this kind of thing. Wonder what Hegykc is up to....


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#4397722 - 01/01/18 01:25 AM Re: VKB TECS (Twin Engine Control System) [Re: Sokol1]  
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Well, at least they're making new and quality stuff.... looking at you Thurstmaster!! biggrin


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#4397763 - 01/01/18 12:52 PM Re: VKB TECS (Twin Engine Control System) [Re: Sokol1]  
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It does look nice especially the expansion panels.

#4397892 - 01/02/18 11:49 AM Re: VKB TECS (Twin Engine Control System) [Re: Sokol1]  
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Originally Posted by - Ice


How does it do afterburner? Lift or push-through?


Look's press tabs to afterburner's.

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#4397920 - 01/02/18 02:04 PM Re: VKB TECS (Twin Engine Control System) [Re: Sokol1]  
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Originally Posted by Sokol1
Look's press tabs to afterburner's.

I'm not sure I understand.... do you press the two finger tabs on the front of the throttle? That sounds awkward.

Operating that scroll wheel with the ring finger would be interesting as well, but cool design!!


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#4397936 - 01/02/18 04:04 PM Re: VKB TECS (Twin Engine Control System) [Re: Sokol1]  
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I wonder if those screws are removable giving access inside the throttle box? How hard would it be to make replica throttles and make this so that users can swap out throttle handles?


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#4397947 - 01/02/18 05:06 PM Re: VKB TECS (Twin Engine Control System) [Re: Sokol1]  
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In VKB Controllers page say "Swappable grip design"

https://vkbcontrollers.com/?product=vkb-sim-modern-throttle-control-system-m-tcs

Anyway VKB electronics is too proprietary for allow users make their own grips (see the example of Warthog adapter in VKB bases).

#4398150 - 01/03/18 09:08 PM Re: VKB TECS (Twin Engine Control System) [Re: RogueSqdn]  
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Originally Posted by RogueSqdn
Oh, I'm willing to bet the text can be either customized or at least printed in English. That's not my problem with it.

The problem is a) my WH and Cougar throttles are working for what I use them for, and b) if I'm going to spend that much on a throttle, it's going to be for an American aircraft that will at least match up with the sim. Which at this point means the Hornet (or possibly Harrier or F-14/4/5, but I doubt those will have throttles made for them).

More power to them, and I certainly hope they succeed. But I wish we had a wider market for this kind of thing. Wonder what Hegykc is up to....



Agreed. I'd love to see if those panels can be adapted to the WH somehow though. Truth be told, I was debating DIYing something similar at one point for my WH throttle.


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#4399773 - 01/13/18 07:09 PM Re: VKB TECS (Twin Engine Control System) [Re: Sokol1]  
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VKB deskmount "concept" in the traditional VKB "maybe some day..."™. wink

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