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#4519757 - 05/06/20 04:58 AM Re: Gauging interest in selling HOTAS Cougar w/Uber 2 Nxt [Re: ArgonV]  
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Agreed 100% and its a rare cat for sure. I hope you get it and I wish I had kept mine way back when I let it go for <$150 in 2010 when I won my WH setup from here at SimHQ.


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#4520313 - 05/10/20 05:38 AM Re: Gauging interest in selling HOTAS Cougar w/Uber 2 Nxt [Re: ArgonV]  
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It's a high price for sure, just as it was over a decade ago - but what the naysayers didn't realize is that it took over a decade for VKB, Virpil and the rest to start producing CNC-machined billet aluminum gimbals of the sort Ian Johnston was delivering back then.

You were getting quality that was literally unattainable for a mass-market flight stick in the 2000s.

However, it's now 2020, and cam-based gimbals from Virpil and VKB are the new hotness. The U2-NXT's older design may be a tough sell at the $600 market these days, seeing as people willing to pay that much are almost certainly shopping Virpil and VKB exclusively.

What I want to know about this set isn't about the stick, but the throttle, seeing as those usually aren't upgraded with Hall sensors, and even more importantly, the UTM bushings.

The UTM bushings - just a few CNC-milled aluminum rings to replace the stock plastic ones - singlehandedly eliminated the stiction. They are THE most important Cougar throttle upgrade I can think of for someone who isn't going full simpit with a replica throttle arm with tilting handle AB detent, since it's relatively easy to adapt different Hall effect sensors than the Midori QP-2HC that CubPilot offered.

It's hard to find those bushings for sale any more, and I'm kinda regretting parting with my original Cougar that I fit them into. My second one's still itching for a set, and I may need to find a metalworking/machine shop of some kind to mill out a set for me if IJ can't or won't resume production.

#4525692 - 06/16/20 04:07 AM Re: Gauging interest in selling HOTAS Cougar w/Uber 2 Nxt [Re: ArgonV]  
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Howdy all,

So I just popped open the bottom of the throttle cover and this does NOT have the UTM bushings sadly. The hall sensor and linkage are there, just not the UTM bushings, they are the stock ones from TM.

I'm lowering the price to $450.00 + shipping. Everything about this stick is immaculate. This is a fine piece of kit.

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#4527968 - 06/30/20 12:34 AM Re: Gauging interest in selling HOTAS Cougar w/Uber 2 Nxt [Re: ArgonV]  
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#4563285 - 04/08/21 11:41 PM Re: Gauging interest in selling HOTAS Cougar w/Uber 2 Nxt [Re: ArgonV]  
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Originally Posted by ArgonV
Howdy all,

So I just popped open the bottom of the throttle cover and this does NOT have the UTM bushings sadly. The hall sensor and linkage are there, just not the UTM bushings, they are the stock ones from TM.

I'm lowering the price to $450.00 + shipping. Everything about this stick is immaculate. This is a fine piece of kit.


Are these still available???

#4563488 - 04/09/21 10:07 PM Re: Gauging interest in selling HOTAS Cougar w/Uber 2 Nxt [Re: JollyFE]  
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Originally Posted by JollyFE
Originally Posted by ArgonV
Howdy all,

So I just popped open the bottom of the throttle cover and this does NOT have the UTM bushings sadly. The hall sensor and linkage are there, just not the UTM bushings, they are the stock ones from TM.

I'm lowering the price to $450.00 + shipping. Everything about this stick is immaculate. This is a fine piece of kit.


Are these still available???


Howdy,

Yes I still have it available. Since this is your first post, I am reluctant however - you might be a B 0 T ?


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#4563548 - 04/10/21 12:14 PM Re: Gauging interest in selling HOTAS Cougar w/Uber 2 Nxt [Re: ArgonV]  
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Originally Posted by ArgonV
Originally Posted by JollyFE
Originally Posted by ArgonV
Howdy all,

So I just popped open the bottom of the throttle cover and this does NOT have the UTM bushings sadly. The hall sensor and linkage are there, just not the UTM bushings, they are the stock ones from TM.

I'm lowering the price to $450.00 + shipping. Everything about this stick is immaculate. This is a fine piece of kit.


Are these still available???


Howdy,

Yes I still have it available. Since this is your first post, I am reluctant however - you might be a B 0 T ?


You never know, but that would be an unusually patient bot to wait 5 or so months to make a first post...

#4563601 - 04/10/21 04:47 PM Re: Gauging interest in selling HOTAS Cougar w/Uber 2 Nxt [Re: ArgonV]  
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Good point! Thanks. smile

@JollyFE, feel free to reach out to me via PM and I can get you a quote for shipping.


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#4563648 - 04/10/21 07:54 PM Re: Gauging interest in selling HOTAS Cougar w/Uber 2 Nxt [Re: ArgonV]  
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Hello friend, I am interested in buying it. Do you send to Brazil?

#4564023 - 04/13/21 01:07 AM Re: Gauging interest in selling HOTAS Cougar w/Uber 2 Nxt [Re: Gustavo Freitas]  
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Originally Posted by Gustavo Freitas
Hello friend, I am interested in buying it. Do you send to Brazil?




Hello, I'm sorry but I do not ship outside of the U.S.


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#4566173 - 04/26/21 11:26 PM Re: Gauging interest in selling HOTAS Cougar w/Uber 2 Nxt [Re: ArgonV]  
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