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Old 10-13-2009, 05:43 AM
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Where can I get one? I have a toy one for my computer, but I'd rather keep it for flight simming.
I found it on eBay many years ago. I haven't seen one recently though. I have a spare, but have promised it to someone else. If he changes his mind, I'll post it in the VAF classifieds.
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:40 AM
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Default Infinity?

Infinity was working on developing this but I don't know where he is with it. Or if it will ever be.


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Old 10-13-2009, 11:14 AM
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Infinity has been "Workign on that" since before the Val's first flight over four years ago.....makes me wonder how hard they are working!

Don - if you excess your extra, let me know - that would look pretty cool in the -3!
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Old 10-13-2009, 11:31 AM
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Default Will Marks F1 quadrant mount with the same screw pattern?

Wow, Mark, that looks like a much better quadrant than even the 'delux' one. The delux one from Vans still isn't stiff enough, too much rubbing stick-tion where the levers come through the guide. And for some reason, the friction adjustment won't make all the levers have the same resistance.

So, if it would fit in as a retrofit, I would be interested in one of yours,

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I produce a nice repro version of the WW2 style -- actuator movement specs are set up for the normal air,fuel & gov requirements on our planes.

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Old 10-13-2009, 12:22 PM
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Default Thrustmaster HOTAS Cougar

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For those interested, it's a Thrustmaster HOTAS Cougar. Amazon has them for $190. Can be found on eBay too. They are well constructed aluminum. I have the stick and throttle tucked away, planning on using them the same way.
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:22 PM
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Hi folks,

does somebody has some experience with the Andair throttle quadrant in an RV8?

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Old 10-13-2009, 01:47 PM
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For those interested, it's a Thrustmaster HOTAS Cougar. Amazon has them for $190. Can be found on eBay too. They are well constructed aluminum. I have the stick and throttle tucked away, planning on using them the same way.
Nope. Sorry, you lose.

It's not a Thrustmaster Cougar. This is the real thing. F-16 throttle control unit.

However, depending on how sturdy the Thrustmaster unit is, it may work just dandy. The only button that I connected from this is the SPD BRK button -- I use it to actuate my flaps. I had enough buttons on the matching stick grip to run everything else that I wanted to control.
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Old 10-13-2009, 03:19 PM
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FYI - A good friend was watching his grandson play some fighter plane game on his PC when he realized the would never press the buttons that many times in the life of his plane. So, he bought a Microsoft joy stick took it apart, ran the wires out the end and then filled it with epoxy and micro balloons to hold a threaded rod end in it. He then mounted that in his Velocity. He was right, the joy stick and Velocity out lived him.
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Old 10-13-2009, 04:39 PM
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Nope. Sorry, you lose.

It's not a Thrustmaster Cougar. This is the real thing. F-16 throttle control unit.

However, depending on how sturdy the Thrustmaster unit is, it may work just dandy. The only button that I connected from this is the SPD BRK button -- I use it to actuate my flaps. I had enough buttons on the matching stick grip to run everything else that I wanted to control.
the real thing is much cooler

I'll post pics of the thrustmaster when I get home.
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