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#4457438 - 01/15/19 07:35 PM Homemade throttle unit  
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I couldn't get my TM HOTAS throttle to sufficiently control multi-engine aircraft. I didn't want to spend the money on the CH throttle. So, I built my own. What do you think? I connected it to a Leo Bodnar BU0836-LC board.

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#4457457 - 01/15/19 09:48 PM Re: Homemade throttle unit [Re: specialksl]  
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Appalachian foothills in Virgi...
I like it! It looks like a relatively short throw on the pots, so how smooth is the progression of the throttles in-game? Again, good job
Derek

#4457550 - 01/16/19 06:10 PM Re: Homemade throttle unit [Re: MudPuppy]  
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Thanks. It works great! Tried it on a 747 and B-17 in X-plane 11. Very smooth after calibration.


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Saitek Combat Rudder Pedals,4 -FIPs, TPM, Radio, Multipanel, Switch Panel, Pro Flight Yoke
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#4457623 - 01/17/19 06:17 AM Re: Homemade throttle unit [Re: specialksl]  
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Looking good bro thumbsup For future build. predrill your screw hole for screws, it will keep from cracking

Marc..


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#4458273 - 01/22/19 03:10 PM Re: Homemade throttle unit [Re: Marc]  
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I did but MDF is soft drilling in the sides.


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Saitek Combat Rudder Pedals,4 -FIPs, TPM, Radio, Multipanel, Switch Panel, Pro Flight Yoke
3 - 32" Samsung monitors-1920x1080, 22" Samsung monitor
#4459075 - 01/28/19 11:03 PM Re: Homemade throttle unit [Re: specialksl]  
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Nice job. Did you build in some friction to the lever action movement?

#4462001 - 02/19/19 04:28 PM Re: Homemade throttle unit [Re: Barra]  
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Originally Posted by Barra
Nice job. Did you build in some friction to the lever action movement?


I did. As the pictures show, I used aluminum L braces with the soft part of Velcro which holds the handles tightly.

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ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 2080
Windows 10 64bit
32GB 2400 DDR4 memory
Thrustmaster Warthog - 2-TM MFDs
Saitek Combat Rudder Pedals,4 -FIPs, TPM, Radio, Multipanel, Switch Panel, Pro Flight Yoke
3 - 32" Samsung monitors-1920x1080, 22" Samsung monitor
#4462241 - 02/21/19 12:04 AM Re: Homemade throttle unit [Re: specialksl]  
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Excellent stuff


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