Tonight I spent a bit of time downloading, installing and configuring scenery and AI for an upcoming event (to be announced here soon!). After everything was sorted I flew a quick test flight to make sure all the new elements were working together in the sim.
After lots of deliberation…weighing the pros and cons…. and justifying spending money on my sim… I did it!
My new Thrustmaster Throttle will be here tomorrow, thanks to Mighty Ape’s fast shipping.
I’ve been a Thrustmaster fan since the early 90’s and have a fair collection of sticks and throttles in my collection <note to self….post idea?> and in fact the new throttle will be replacing an old WCS2, also from TM….
During a Trademe search for something unrelated I stumbled on Thrustmaster’s new TWCS Throttle. It looks pretty close to the ‘Kahu’ Throttle, and is PnP so means no work for me to interface… and it’s cheap!
One possible plan is to sell my Cougar HOTAS setup to fund buying the new throttle……
So… “For Sale, one reconditioned Cougar HOTAS, F-16 stick and Throttle in Aluminium construction”…….
Here is the page on Mighty Ape for the new throttle…
It’s been a while since an update, and despite working long hours I have something to talk about!
I received a B737 passenger safety card in the mail, which will fill its place in the seat pocket..
Then, I bought a new phone, with a much nicer camera… So I had to try it out;
This was taken on the climb out of Trondheim, headed North and eventually to a small mining town in Russia.
During the climb I did some research on interfacing my new EFIS panel to Project Magenta. It appears that most of the functions I need should be easy to implement, and may only need some LUA scripting for the more complex tasks.
Initial machining on the EFIS panel is complete, now I just need to find some time to assemble and wire it! Once everything is fitted and tested I’ll remove the face plate, paint and engrave it.
The final bit of news is Huge… I got new boots today which means…