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Winstonc



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:54 pm    Post subject: Introduction and question. Reply with quote

Hi guys, I am new here having just ordered a whole lot of FDS B737 gear ๐Ÿ˜ƒ .
I'm returning to flight simming after an almost 15 year break having last built a Cessna 172 cockpit based around TRC Simulation equipment.

I did build a 3DOF racing car simulator with 180 degree projection screen last year which is a lot of fun http://youtu.be/cFtCoGzrtqE.

So looking for some guidance with regards to a TQ, I am torn between spending $2,400 USD on a motorized TQ from Cockpitforyou.com (silver V3) or just over $1,000 USD on the FDS non-motorized version, saving money to by more parts on my shopping list. Thoughts?

Thanks

David
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jackpilot
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMHO
motorization is a very nice gadget, but a gadget and a pricy one
It surely is a crowd pleaser, but there is no real operational need for it in a non training simulator. The $ differential is better spent elsewhere, like a good avionics software which is the heart and lungs of a sim
Just my 2ยข
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Winstonc



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Jackpilot.
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Jetcos



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make sure any Throttle you buy is compatible with the Avionics software you plan to use.

Contact the Avionics supplier to check first. Any TQ that isn't compatible will turn into a door stop till "they" add that hardware to their software.

JetMax TQ works with all the Avionics software and uses FSUIPC as well.

We can't comment on other vendors.
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Winstonc



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Steve.

Decided to go with the the FDS Jetmax TQ.

David
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