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C.W.M.V.
01-07-2011, 10:23 PM
I'm getting tired of my current setup and I'm shopping throttle controls. I'm considering all options, but saw this set from CH products. Anyone use these?
http://www.chproducts.com/retail/t_tq_quad.html
http://i512.photobucket.com/albums/t322/dotson_kc/tq_twin_lg.jpg
It seems like it would be better for using on multi engine aircraft, and I'm a P-38 fan among other things. With the other levers I could assign fuel mix, prop pitch, flaps, gear, etc, and then the 6 buttons on top of that.
Any reasons for or against this style of throttle control, compared to something like an X52 type throttle?

Jaws2002
01-08-2011, 02:13 AM
That would work good for multi engine planes.
I never liked CH pro throttle. I'm on the second set of CH sticks and pedals, but I never got their throttle.
I'm using an X45 throttle together with the CH stick and pedals, because CH pro thrttle doesn't have the analog rotaries I like.
This throttle quadrand doesn't do it for me as is not "HOTAS" to me. When you say HOTAS it means you get to keep your Hands On Throttle And Stick, not jump from one to another.

There was a great mod I've seen that adds two rotary dials and few base butons to the CH Pro throttle.
It is called Franken Potato.
Here's some info:

http://www.ch-hangar.com/forum...light=Franken+Potato (http://www.ch-hangar.com/forum/showthread.php?2488-Franken-Potato-(c)-Part-Deux/page9&highlight=Franken+Potato)
http://www.ch-hangar.com/forum...ght=Franken%20Potato (http://www.ch-hangar.com/forum/showthread.php?2488-Franken-Potato-(c)-Part-Deux/page4&highlight=Franken%20Potato)

I didn't get it as the X45 throttle works great for me so far, but when it dies I might get it.

TheGrunch
01-08-2011, 04:44 AM
You could always just replace the pots in the X-45 once it gives up. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Much cheaper. I even saw a really good tutorial about how to add a Leo Bodnar USB controller to the X-45 throttle and use it on its own but I can't remember where it is anymore.

I'm curious about the CH throttle quadrant, as well. It looks good, but it IS very expensive.

EDIT: Found that tutorial. (http://www.brewsterbuffalos.com/x45/)

ElAurens
01-08-2011, 07:53 PM
I thought about the Franken Potato modded Pro Throttle, but as it requires the use of the CH Control Program I passed on it. I set up my controllers in the game, as IL2 is the only sim that I use a HOTAS for, and I never could abide the clunky, difficult to use CH software.

RS_Deacon
01-08-2011, 08:26 PM
C.W.M.V.

I've been using one for about 4 years. I absolutely love it!

It was my main throttle until about 3 months ago when I picked up the Warthog, now I just use it for trim and the buttons.

C.W.M.V.
01-08-2011, 08:34 PM
Originally posted by RS_Deacon:
C.W.M.V.

I've been using one for about 4 years. I absolutely love it!

It was my main throttle until about 3 months ago when I picked up the Warthog, now I just use it for trim and the buttons.
Cool, thanks! I'm pretty well set on getting it now.
Did you use any of the multi throttle programs for it?

RS_Deacon
01-08-2011, 09:34 PM
I never used any of the multi throttle programs for it, I mostly enjoy single engine fighters. I picked up the Warthog before 4.10 came about.

It worked great with one lever for throttle, one for pitch, 3 for trim, and one for flaps http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

C.W.M.V.
01-08-2011, 09:41 PM
Guess Ill just have to try the various (and very limited options) for multi throttle support in IL2 out there. Either way I see myself getting this very soon.

EDIT: Well, I see that it is supported in 4.10. Too bad, Im not willing to give up 4.09 yet, 4.10 is just so ugly! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif