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XyZspineZyX
09-27-2003, 09:51 PM
Trying to help a left handed friend find a company that makes throttles for the right hand. He has just purchased a joystick that is usuable by left and right handed people, but nowhere can we find a place to buy a throttle that fits the right hand. I have seen the Belkin speedpads and the new thrustmasted gaming pad (the most promising). But what I am looking for is an actual throttle that FITS the right hand. Not a left handed one reversed with the engonomics all screwed up and the buttons all in the wrong places. Does anyone know of one?

One the same topic...can the wheel on a wheel mouse be programmed to be a throttle? If so this guy could buy a right handed mouse and use the mouse buttons for flaps and such. Is this do-able?

XyZspineZyX
09-27-2003, 09:51 PM
Trying to help a left handed friend find a company that makes throttles for the right hand. He has just purchased a joystick that is usuable by left and right handed people, but nowhere can we find a place to buy a throttle that fits the right hand. I have seen the Belkin speedpads and the new thrustmasted gaming pad (the most promising). But what I am looking for is an actual throttle that FITS the right hand. Not a left handed one reversed with the engonomics all screwed up and the buttons all in the wrong places. Does anyone know of one?

One the same topic...can the wheel on a wheel mouse be programmed to be a throttle? If so this guy could buy a right handed mouse and use the mouse buttons for flaps and such. Is this do-able?

XyZspineZyX
09-27-2003, 09:52 PM
I think you'll have to make a custom throttle for the right hand.

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Hawgdog
09-27-2003, 09:56 PM
Got that right.
I recall someone posted a link to a site that sold old dead video controllers and new ones as well. They had made a LH setup for about the same as a new cougar. Cool, but lost the link

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XyZspineZyX
09-27-2003, 10:20 PM
Saitek makes a control stick that can be fully customized. It has a built in throddle as well. It can be made fully left handed if needed.

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XyZspineZyX
09-27-2003, 10:30 PM
i am left handed and i got a msff2 so i just had to ajust to it it not that hard

unless you have certified, verified data and proof of this or have actually flown the planes that stop your whineing!

XyZspineZyX
09-27-2003, 11:56 PM
Always a fun project - making your own. This is one of the better guides I've found on doing it:


http://www.simpits.org/articles/throttle_quad/throtquad.html

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XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 12:00 AM
ive got a saitak stick, can be left or right handed /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
tis nice stick /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 12:03 AM
Satiek USB Gold allows you to switch the throttle to right hand control. You just use the hex tool included with the device - unscrew and re-screw.
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XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 04:12 AM
I have a M$ FFB2 and im left handed but i learned to use my right hand granted it sucked at first but iv adjusted.

XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 04:16 AM
For realisms sake, just use a left handed throttle.

They don't make left and right handed aircraft. Typically fighters have a stick for teh right hand, and throttle for left. General aviation aircraft may have a yoke or stick for the left hand and throttle in the right, while some have the throttle in the left hand. . . in short, in the real world we just fly the plane, with throttle in one hand or the other.

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XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 04:59 AM
http://www.saitekusa.com/usa/prod/newjoysticks.htm

http://www.saitekusa.com/usa/images/product/pcp/newsmall/cyborg_evo.jpg

It is just a matter of time before they come up with an ergonomic ambidextrous version of the X45...especially since they are now the top dogs in the low/mid range controller dept since MS dropped it's sidewinder line. This stickis actually quite nice... I played around with it at best buy. Not a throttle per se but...... good for leftys.

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XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 08:13 AM
Its a fact they dont make left handed planes.

Also many non military training aircraft only have a single throttle so if you instruct its in your left hand and for the student its in the right.

Same goes for multi crew civy aircraft, if your an FO you have it in your left hand until you get promoted then you have to relearn how to fly again. Its not that hard ;-)

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XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 09:29 AM
Being a lefty, I flew using the Saitek Cyborg 3d gold for about two years. It was very customizable to my left hand and a good "starter" stick.

But after doing some research on the web, I came to find out that some of the Top Gun pilots in real life are also left handed. According to the poster (supposedly a former Top Gun jock), he said they learned to use the stick in their right hand and the throttle in the left and they were as good as any.

Although I'm a stickler (generally) for doing and promoting "lefty power", I decided to give flying right handed a try. It was very awkward, but I needed more from a stick and really wanted to go HOTAS. The X45 was the only viable thing in my price range and trying the fit and feel at the store...well, I was sold.

It took about 4 weeks worth of flying before I felt somewhat comfortable with the stick in my right hand, but the additional immersion factor was WORTH it. (I have CH Pro Pedals, too--the rocker rudder on the X45 works better as a fast view changer to check my six).

Now (5 months later), it's second nature to fly right handed and I wouldn't trade it for the world (never thought I'd say that /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif .

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XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 09:55 AM
you could always try the leftrorium in springfield



btw this is the joystick i use, the genius flight2000 f23
as you can see on the pic it has a left handed throttle


http://www.ahead-computers.com/images/1732.jpg


Message Edited on 09/28/0312:58AM by Typhoonmk1b

XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 10:09 AM
Um, Typhoonmk1b, I think you missed the details of the question...a throttle for a left handed pilot would mean the stick would be in the left hand and the throttle in the right hand.

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XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 10:21 AM
im a leftie and that setup works for me, but i suppose im just weird

XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 01:35 PM
Typhoonmk1b wrote:
- im a leftie and that setup works for me, but i
- suppose im just weird

er...agreed http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

the cyborg series from saitek can AFAIK customized by simply loosing some screws and putting the throttle on the other side. a lefthanded friend of mine uses it, too.
The stick is very good for average players and very study. (even my little brother, who can get very rude while playing, hasnt manage to break it yet)

or do you mean an extra throttle like it is included in these sets like the Saitek X45?
in this case, i dont know any.