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Heads up: Warthog throttle 'slew' upgrade

Posted By: Sokol1

Heads up: Warthog throttle 'slew' upgrade - 05/20/18 05:01 PM

Replace the imprecise (AMS AS-5013 EasyPoint) sliding version with Alps mini-stick (same of PS4/Xbox).

https://forums.eagle.ru/showpost.php?p=3489422&postcount=131

An previous force sensor (transducer) version (expensive: £150) sold out
Posted By: Paradaz

Re: Heads up: Warthog throttle 'slew' upgrade - 05/20/18 05:28 PM

Thanks for the link, just purchased from his website.
Posted By: - Ice

Re: Heads up: Warthog throttle 'slew' upgrade - 05/20/18 06:08 PM

Whoa! That's a sweet mod!!
Posted By: Lucky

Re: Heads up: Warthog throttle 'slew' upgrade - 05/20/18 09:00 PM

Just ordered one.
Posted By: - Ice

Re: Heads up: Warthog throttle 'slew' upgrade - 05/21/18 07:22 PM

Would be interested in a how-to-install guide, is there one? I'm not very good with electronics; it takes me 3 attempts to plug in a USB drive biggrin
Posted By: Sokol1

Re: Heads up: Warthog throttle 'slew' upgrade - 05/21/18 07:42 PM

For analog version is under development:

https://deltasimelectronics.com/pages/install-instructions
Posted By: RogueSqdn

Re: Heads up: Warthog throttle 'slew' upgrade - 05/21/18 08:30 PM

Tried to order, but I'm too late. frown
Posted By: NamelessPFG

Re: Heads up: Warthog throttle 'slew' upgrade - 05/23/18 01:43 PM

Wow, that upgrade is exactly what the Warthog throttle should have shipped with in the first place!

Unfortunately, the force-sensing version lacks a click-down, but if you've seen a mil-spec slew transducer before, that's accomplished by literally placing a pushbutton at a right angle to the whole transducer and having a lever push down on it when the transducer as a whole slides back onto the lever. It's very bulky, and the Warthog throttle has no internal space for it due to the screw wells holding the grip together.

I think the space sim crowd would prefer the ALPS microstick version anyway, just for the ease of holding it to max deflection over time for strafing's sake.

If anything, though, what I really want to know is how they accomplished encoding analog axis values into the digital SPI format that the Warthog throttle is expecting. That alone would give me some ideas regarding that surplus A-10 throttle conversion project I keep putting off, as far as using an actual TM Warthog throttle PCB goes.
Posted By: - Ice

Re: Heads up: Warthog throttle 'slew' upgrade - 05/23/18 07:17 PM

What? It's a limited-time order?
Posted By: Sokol1

Re: Heads up: Warthog throttle 'slew' upgrade - 05/23/18 07:38 PM

Originally Posted by NamelessPFG


Unfortunately, the force-sensing version lacks a click-down


The circuit associate to transducer have a place for connect a extra button, an user placement for this button:

https://i.imgur.com/7ni8Wry.jpg

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If anything, though, what I really want to know is how they accomplished encoding analog axis values into the digital SPI format that the Warthog throttle is expecting.


In fact 'analog to I2C' - see there:

https://www.instructables.com/id/Thrustmaster-Warthog-Slew-Sensor-I2C-Upgrade/

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What? It's a limited-time order?


No, limited batches - next probable in June.

https://forums.eagle.ru/showpost.php?p=3492529&postcount=156






Posted By: - Ice

Re: Heads up: Warthog throttle 'slew' upgrade - 05/23/18 07:53 PM

Thanks!!
Posted By: Sokol1

Re: Heads up: Warthog throttle 'slew' upgrade - 05/27/18 04:31 PM

Install guide - for both versions, available: https://deltasimelectronics.com/pages/install-instructions
Posted By: Paradaz

Re: Heads up: Warthog throttle 'slew' upgrade - 06/14/18 08:59 PM

I have my new Slew control in and working.....it's a million times better now - actually, it now works instead of the fumble that it used to be.
Posted By: AggressorBLUE

Re: Heads up: Warthog throttle 'slew' upgrade - 06/18/18 05:42 PM

FYI, pre-orders are up:

https://deltasimelectronics.com/products/thumbstick-slew-sensor-adapter
Posted By: - Ice

Re: Heads up: Warthog throttle 'slew' upgrade - 06/18/18 07:45 PM

Thanks AggressorBLUE!
Posted By: Brigstock

Re: Heads up: Warthog throttle 'slew' upgrade - 06/19/18 12:33 PM

Sold out - no option to pre order frown
Looks like you have to be quick
Posted By: - Ice

Re: Heads up: Warthog throttle 'slew' upgrade - 06/19/18 07:26 PM

Good lord!! I was hoping to put in my order today after getting the approval from the Finace Officer!
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