Unveiling the VKB TECS Throttle Control System

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Re: Unveiling the VKB TECS Throttle Control System

Postby Vorden » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:44

DawnWing wrote:I think maybe we can order it at late 2019, and they will ship the throttle at 2020.


Geez I hope you're wrong, I get this stuff takes time but really? 2 years to make a throttle?

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Re: Unveiling the VKB TECS Throttle Control System

Postby Amonchakai » Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:26

I find that perfect: no product, no temptation :mrgreen:

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Re: Unveiling the VKB TECS Throttle Control System

Postby rtrski » Fri Oct 26, 2018 15:14

I'm surprised no one else is asking questions about the apparent changes between initial render front controls and the image of the printed grip test prototype:

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As much as I want one of these to have a set with my MCG-Pro/GFmkII...if controls are still changing how far away are we? Sigh.

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Re: Unveiling the VKB TECS Throttle Control System

Postby Ron61 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 15:31

Maybe you should understand that the render is completely RUD, and the photo is only the right part of it? On this occasion, we have a good saying, but I will not give it here :) .

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Re: Unveiling the VKB TECS Throttle Control System

Postby rtrski » Fri Oct 26, 2018 22:28

I'm just curious. And two forward hats on just the right side of it is still different than the old one. :D :D right back at you.

Everyone else is just cracking jokes I'm at least engaging on content.

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Re: Unveiling the VKB TECS Throttle Control System

Postby Auditor » Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:10

I'm pretty sure what we're seeing; and this is just a guess, is the realization someone at VKB had when they looked at their throttle and realized "Uh oh, our state-of-the-art throttle is missing a TDC axis!"

Thus, two forward 'hats', only one will end up being a thumbstick axis and the other will end up being the hat originally pictured.

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Re: Unveiling the VKB TECS Throttle Control System

Postby rrohde » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:30

Here's another tidbit shared originally in the Russian IL-2 forums; still 3D printed for research and development, but a nice look at the envisioned detent solution and palm-release-plates to lift the throttle grips over these detents (yes, I say detents as there can be more than one detent installed by the user, in different positions, along each throttle axis):

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(source: https://forum.il2sturmovik.ru/topic/6689-tecs-%D0%BF%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%B2%D1%8B%D0%B9-%D0%B2%D0%B7%D0%B3%D0%BB%D1%8F%D0%B4/?do=findComment&comment=649265, posted by BoRada)
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Re: Unveiling the VKB TECS Throttle Control System

Postby marcusstratus » Tue Nov 13, 2018 18:24

And what we're seeing on the right side of the image is an adjustable wrist support correct?

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Re: Unveiling the VKB TECS Throttle Control System

Postby aniron » Mon Nov 19, 2018 15:36

Wouldn't that be the "palm release plate"?

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Re: Unveiling the VKB TECS Throttle Control System

Postby hon0 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 16:15

Those are finger lift detents for both idle/stop and afterburner.

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Re: Unveiling the VKB TECS Throttle Control System

Postby aniron » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:56

Yeah, I think I see how they work now, your hand wraps over from the image left, then you lift the part to the right with your fingers and that is connected internally to the part sticking down beneath the grip at the left. I somehow read the finger lifts and detent mechanism as being connected to the wraparound grip surface dummy.

But what then is "palm release plate" supposed to mean? Lost in translation?

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Re: Unveiling the VKB TECS Throttle Control System

Postby wangson123 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:43

It looks awesome!

Would be it compatible with the Blackhog controller? The size looks similar to the Thrustmaster throttle. Which are the dimensions of the mounting holes on the VKB TECS?

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