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Does anyone here that owns the Logitech throttle quadrant have a problem with control spikes? I tried turning up the null zone in p3d, but the throttles keep moving regardless of power setting.


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1 hour ago, sho69607 said:

Does anyone here that owns the Logitech throttle quadrant have a problem with control spikes? I tried turning up the null zone in p3d, but the throttles keep moving regardless of power setting.

A sure sign the potentiometers are wearing out. How long have you had it?

Depending on your DIY skills this might be an option. https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/573643-turn-your-saitek-tpm-into-hall-effect-version/

Alternatively, buying another set is the only other option. Either Logitech or something costing more that will last longer.

 


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19 minutes ago, Ray Proudfoot said:

A sure sign the potentiometers are wearing out. How long have you had it?

Depending on your DIY skills this might be an option. https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/573643-turn-your-saitek-tpm-into-hall-effect-version/

Alternatively, buying another set is the only other option. Either Logitech or something costing more that will last longer.

 

It is brand new lol I just bought it two days ago. I'll check out that link and see if I can figure something out. Thanks.

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MOBO: MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon | CPU: Intel i7-9700K(OC at 5.1GHz) | RAM: GSKILL RIPJAWS 16GB DDR4 3200 |GPU: Nvidia GTX 1070 8GBOS: Windows 10 

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If you can open it up, try giving the potentiometers a blast of compressed air to get any dust off their contacts. If that doesn't work, zapping them (very sparingly) with a bit of WD-40 (or similar) can sometimes help to clear and lubricate the electrical contacts, although use caution with that and only do it if there is no other option, especially if the thing is new and returning it is a choice which is available to you.

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27 minutes ago, sho69607 said:

It is brand new lol I just bought it two days ago. I'll check out that link and see if I can figure something out. Thanks.

Personally I’d return it as faulty but if you’re comfortable doing what Chock suggested that may fix it.


Ray (Cheshire, England).
System: P3D v4.5, Intel i7-8086K o/c to 4.6Ghz, Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti 11Gb, Samsung 970 EVO M.2 SSD, 1Tb Samsung 860 EVO SSD, Asus Prime Z370-A mobo, 32Gb G.Skill DDR4 3000Mhz RAM, Win 10 Pro 64-bit, BenQ PD3200U 32” UHD monitor.
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I'll see what I can do. Unfortunately with COVID going on I wouldn't be surprised if there is a no refund policy right now. Thanks for the help guys.


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MOBO: MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon | CPU: Intel i7-9700K(OC at 5.1GHz) | RAM: GSKILL RIPJAWS 16GB DDR4 3200 |GPU: Nvidia GTX 1070 8GBOS: Windows 10 

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Beware that Potentiometers with Carbon track will soften when wetted and can be damaged by moving the wiper.

Potentiometers that are worn through show spiking when operated as the wiper reaches through the track.

If there is spiking when not in operation this could be noise showing up for some reason maybe multiplied value in the software. If not already try connecting to a powered USB2 hub.

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31 minutes ago, sho69607 said:

I'll see what I can do. Unfortunately with COVID going on I wouldn't be surprised if there is a no refund policy right now. Thanks for the help guys.

Your consumer rights are not affected by this virus or anything else.

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