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HOTAS Warthog - Right throttle jitter/jiggle


Eight Ball
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I don't know what's the proper english word for this but I was wondering if it was normal ?

 

I've emailed TM about this and they said it was.

I said I could hardly believe it and ask if they could at least provide me with a way to fix this.

I've read mixed reviews from TM client support, most bad reviews come from french speaking people.

So I'm wondering If the french support (which I've used) might be a little less relunctant to replace faulty sticks.

 

After watching some video on YT other people didn't seem to experience this but it's not easy to tell.

 

Here is a vid of my -maybe non-existant- problem

This is happening since I got it, almost 2 years ago.

But I somehow have the feeling it's getting bigger.

I can't say it's affecting the performances but it feels cheap...and a 350€ stick shouldn't feel...cheap...

 

I also have some lateral jitter on the left throttle but not in the forward-backward movement, so that's ok.

 

If it is indeed normal I'd be disappointed.

I don't experience this with my 10 times cheaper Hotas T.Flight.

I know you can't compare the 2 but still...


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No I haven't done anything yet, I'm afraid to lose the waranty if I open it up but that's my idea if TM refuses to do anything

 

EDIT : I think I should have posted in the PC Hardware and related software...sorry


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is not the warranty period over? here in NZ we got a 12 month warranty from local suppliers.

 

that looks that same as my throttle, the left being tighter than the right, the latter with a bit of lateral movement. I think if they were too tight you would end up wearing down the pivot point too much, which could be what has happened.

 

i would *guess* that when they machined the hole for the throttle arm it could have been 2mm larger than needed and allows a bit of play.

 

If it aint broke....dont fix it.:joystick:

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Yep thats exactly what mine does too. I have to agree, to me the throttle does feel "cheap and plasticy". I am always surprised to hear people rave about how amazing the unit feels. The stick is great but the throttle feels like a toy.

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Thanks guys

In a way I'm relieved but also a bit disappointed

I wouldn't go as far as saying it feels like a toy but yeah...

 

is not the warranty period over? here in NZ we got a 12 month warranty from local suppliers.
In Belgium there's a 24 months warranty for about everything you can buy (except food of course and a few other things).

It applies to computer, camera, washing machine, blender, dog (!), etc


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Same here, I have just a little lateral play - not as much as shown in the video.

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Ok guys thanks for your input.

I'll see what TM answers me and if they don't want to do anything I'll open it up and find those screws...

 

Their first answer was "oh, that's perectly normal", yeah right...I've threatened them to put this vid on several forums, we'll see if it's effective

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I just started getting this.  Is there a vid showing how to fix this still up?  I don't want to crack the base plate either and mess it up

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