rtrski wrote:Someone posted an older render of the front side of the TECS throttle grip that showed the right half of the throttle having one button and one hat . (But the side had one less button than the new render, so that's no guarantee.) But if it is still there, and if that one hat was analog-capable, would that supply what you desire? If it was only a 2-way (up/down) but analog capable?
Just curious. I have no specific dog in this hunt, I think with what I've already seen if the rest of the unseen front was just buttons and maybe a digital-only hat I'd personally be OK covering all the functions I want. Well, with a twist adaptor for my MCG-Pro / Gunfighter as well.
I too don't understand the sudden "real pilots don't do that" vitriol on the reddit threads. I bet a significant portion of the new MCG-Pro orders are space simmers, and a significant number of "real pilots" bought the pro over the non-pro despite a hat where one isn't on the T-50. The very existence of the "Pro" grip came from customer feedback wanting moar. I'd think any market for VKB to make great stuff is to everyone's benefit (In my case specifically, in absence of twist available right now---the MCG-Pro grip was the deciding point between going VKB and going V...um, the other guys who we also all wish well certainly, but this here's the forum for the home team. ....that the twist adaptor might actually be available for relatively short versions of the word "soon" is a bonus.)
I still haven't seen the actual comment people mention about the throttle grips themselves being modular....keep looking but I guess my Google-fu is running low for 2018.
Yes, if the single hat under (what I assume would be) the pointer finger was analog capable, even if just on a single axis, that would be enough for me. I'm really not looking for much. I just want a center-returned axis on the front of the grip which could be used to drive Forward/Back burst thrust independent of main throttle axis. A non-analog hat could be used, but it would lack the finesse of analog feathered controls. This is effectively what I already have with the CH Pro Throttle anyways. If the sole appeal for the TECS, for me, is just a material upgrade on the same functionality I already have... it's hard to justify the upgrade. But add that one single axis on the front of the grip and take all my money.