About to bite the bullet on a Warthog setup

So, that old stock discounted G940 I got last year was a good upgrade from the T-flight, but ultimately, I saw myself fighting the unit more than using it. Buttons stopped registering mid flight, the rudders are barely usable, and I found a good deal on a barely used TMW that I can split into a lot of easier to digest installments. Besides, I have old @B12 's T50 Mongoose stick coming from my US headquarters (dad retired in Florida)…

I’m getting them with a new set of rudder pedals, and was between the TM and CH (the cheaper alternatives) but probably gonna stick with CH because I used to have a Flightstick Pro that was indestructible (probably works to this day if I can find it on my mom’s house).

Ultimately, the 237 Hours I’ve put into DCS (steam is counting not me) are going to justify it, especially since I don’t see myself stopping anytime soon…

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Make sure you pick up the Slew Control mod that we’ve all been swapping in. SO worth the money.

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Yeah, I’m planning an early upgrade mid July. Probably the slew and some extension/spring combo.

Does everybody around here use those professional all-metal pedals, or are some people getting by with the consumer plastic versions?

Talking about plastic pedals I would recommend CH over TM. As you mentioned, and imo, CH are more sturdy.

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You’ll love it. Get the extension or the spring. I have a short extension. No need for a soft spring. Without the extension the soft spring is great.
Good choice.

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I’ll second the Delta Sim Electronics slew mod, it makes the Warthog throttle a joy to use.

Pretty easy to install with basic tools, as well!

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Yeah that mod is worth every cent. Extension is worth a bit as well.

But unmodded, that set is already frakkin’ awesome. Metal! :metal:

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Unfortunately your G940 woes seem to be par for the course when it comes to that setup. Which is a shame since it seemed like it was going to be an awesome unit when it was first released.

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Yeah, so much potential… the trim movement in the F14 was one of the WOW moments for me. The problem is that it’s impossible to actually trim that aicraft for hands off with that terrible deadzone. FFB works so well in racing simulators that it is a shame to see it so poorly implemented on the joystick market…

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Enjoy the T50 Mongoose stick my friend.

For What Its worth … I’d recommend maybe buying the TM Warthog throttle unit separately, then maybe if you like that … and you are bound to … buy a Virpil base, you have the grip now and it will works perfectly on a Virpil or TM base (without the front brake lever axis on TM base and software) … in my honest opinion the stock TM Warthog stick base is not so good, the TM Warthog grip stick itself is nigh on perfect, but we may be able to buy a separate TM F/A-18 Hornet grip with equal button press functions as stock TM Warthog grip in near future … this may have a knock on effect of some selling on their TM Warthog stick grips , I wont be though.

Once you get the TM Warthog throttle, get the slew mod, big difference … take a look at the Virpil throttle too, it looks really nice, newer version now too, but not nice enough … IMHO … to replace my TM Warthog throttle modded.

Pedals, you are spoilt for choice now, lots of good ones for different budgets, have four sets here just now believe it or not … Main ones after some testing , and Troll tried them too, I like the new TM Pendular pedals a lot now, after a little getting used to and adjusting spring tension ETC, they are my keeper main use pedals, second set I regularly use are the MFG Crosswinds V2 pedals, very smooth if you can get over the WW2 style and feel on your feet … apparently limited numbers of Combat style pedals new or add on to existing units will be available very soon from my contact with MFG.

Have a couple of Saitek pedals, one Regular, one Combat, they are both the same really internally and are easy modded to remove the centre detent … a must mod IMHO … had CH pedals a long time ago, they have never changed much, nice solid pedals, bit to close together for my comfort though.

My Saitek pedals really need to go on Ebay soon.

Virpil have new pedals coming out soon, have a look there, there are more, but, hey … these are my experiences.

Let me know when they do…

Boy, was that a long weekend… Suffice to say not all the working out, going out, and drinking could ease the expectation, I was excited as a kid in Christmas eve.The toys arrived yesterday after I miserably failed to mitigate my anxiety for those past 3 days. Really, I actually wanted to make the weekend go faster… Anyway, I was finally greeted by two boxes on my doorstep. The Warthog and the CH Pro pedals.

Boy, I should have gone this route to begin with. What a joy(stick?)! I’m still getting used to the very different travel of the throttles and with the different positions of switches. (I came back to struggling with AAR). Also, they are not just heavy, they are tall! Right now sitting way to tall on my desk, but I’ll make some redecorating with the office furniture and have it working 100% by tomorrow. Those things are monstrous. (I totally get @Troll’s collapsible cockpit now: I will have to manually hide them every time I bring a date home…:slight_smile:)

And pedals that actually work? Oh man, I’m loving it. So now, here’s to a very unproductive week waiting for me while I get used to the new mechanics, but so far, what a dream!

So, the only com-plain is that the throttle levers are a little loose (I have a lot of side play in them). Has anybody had this problem? Is there a way to tighten them up a little bit?

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OTOH, the one who doesn’t object is the one to keep… :wink:

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You’d be surprised how often the ladies have found it more amusing/ adorable. entertaining. And I think 100% of them were happy to learn that I had hobbies that were more than just Netflix and chilling. Especially once they saw how complicated the actual simulations are.

I bought my rig from Peppergomez from That Other Place, and he used to do modeling shoots in his place, and more often than not, the models thought the whole Obutto + HOTAS setup was pretty cool.

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The friction adjust is the transversely mounted wheel at the top of the throttle assembly, right above the LED indicators.

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Haven’t heard from him in a long time. He changed his username to" No Name" and hasn’t posted there since November 2014.

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He actually asked the mods to delete his profile, so it’s just the default username.

I just spoke to him a couple of months ago- he’s still here in the Raleigh area most of the time, though he’s taken to spending his summers in Washington Heights in NYC, doing photography stuff. I think he’s doing it close to full-time now.

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With the amount of time I’ve been dedicating to the new toys lately, I don’t think this will be anything I"ll have to worry about in the imediate future… :joy:

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Thanks for the update Navy. Glad to hear he is still alive and kicking. Considering recent events you just never know…

Next time you hear from him say Hi to him for me. :sunglasses:

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If/when need you can upgrade CH PRO Pedals ancient (1990’s) electronics with Rel4y contactless sensors and (optional) 10 bits controller.

https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=220916

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