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New TCA Airbus Joystick is Here!

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Wow, my new Thrustmaster TCA Sidestick arrived today!  I just unboxed it - have not plugged in  or used it.  I do like the feel of the stick movement. Feels like good damping and tension, there's not anyplay around the center position  like my X56 does.  I'm looking forward to my first flight later tonight.  It came through the Microsoft store by Fedex.  Totally shocked!  All we need now is the FSL update for P3D 5.....

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Looking forward to your report Jeff, please tell us how it goes.

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Hi Jeff,

I too would be interested to hearing your first reports on this stick. Seriously considering this to supplant my old X52.

I am curious as to how the swappable side button works? I assume there's a removable attachment that allows you to attach it to either side.

Also the functionality of the in-built throttle/rev thrust.

 

cheers
Mark

 

 


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8 hours ago, aldridgem said:

Hi Jeff,

I too would be interested to hearing your first reports on this stick. Seriously considering this to supplant my old X52.

I am curious as to how the swappable side button works? I assume there's a removable attachment that allows you to attach it to either side.

Also the functionality of the in-built throttle/rev thrust.

 

cheers
Mark

 

 

It comes with a set of duplicate but opposite buttons.  There is also a switch on the bottom to make it a left side (pilot) stick or a right side (co-pilot) stick.  You just loosen two screws and attach the opposite set of buttons, then flip the switch on the bottom.  So far, I have not used the throttle or thrust reverser as I have the X56 HOTAS.  I'm trying to map just the reverser deployment.  I also pre-ordered the matching throttle quadrant to arrive in September.  That's what I'm really looking forward to.  I took a flight last night and I'm satisfied with the feel of the stick, the motion and resistance   I haven't mapped the tiller to the twist axis yet, so ground handling was a train wreck but that's my fault, not the stick.  I'm very satisfied with it and looking forward to the throttle.

Jeff Callender

 

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Great! thanks for the update and answering my questions  Jeff.😉

 

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Mark


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preordered mine on amazon last night.  cant wait


 
 
 
 
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I can't wait either, yoke is on it's way 😁


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One thing to note, it looks like switching from a right hand (copilot) configuration to a left hand (pilot) configuration renumbers the button assignments.  If you are going to swap back and forth, you may want to build two separate control configurations.

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Posted (edited)

I would be interested to know how sensitive the throttle control is on this joystick, and also the build quality. The throttle wheel is sticking annoyingly frequently these days on my CH Flightstick Pro, and I am considering a total replacement. As for the upcoming throttle quadrant and accessories, will the flaps control unit be compatible with Boeing and other airliners? Am I correct in thinking that the Airbus A320 family only has four flap positions?

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11 hours ago, Christopher Low said:

I would be interested to know how sensitive the throttle control is on this joystick, and also the build quality. The throttle wheel is sticking annoyingly frequently these days on my CH Flightstick Pro, and I am considering a total replacement. As for the upcoming throttle quadrant and accessories, will the flaps control unit be compatible with Boeing and other airliners? Am I correct in thinking that the Airbus A320 family only has four flap positions?

I'm not using the throttle, but as with all axes, sensitivity can be adjusted.  I assume the flaps will be mapped to flaps extend and retract which are generic mappings in P3D.  There are four flaps positions, 1, 1 +F, 2 and 3.


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Posted (edited)

Yes, but that's what I mean about compatibility with other airliners. My PMDG Boeing 737 NGX has eight flap positions. Will the Airbus flaps control unit be able to handle that?

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4 hours ago, Christopher Low said:

My PMDG Boeing 737 NGX has eight flap positions. Will the Airbus flaps control unit be able to handle that?

As it is written on Thrustmaster website (which I would recommend to visit) both the flaps detents and the reverser locks can be removed to adapt the unit to any plane model.

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On 7/4/2020 at 12:16 AM, Christopher Low said:

Yes, but that's what I mean about compatibility with other airliners. My PMDG Boeing 737 NGX has eight flap positions. Will the Airbus flaps control unit be able to handle that?

The aircraft itself has four flap positions.  For an NGX, you just map the buttons to the "Flaps (Extend Incrementally)" and "Flaps (Retract Incrementally)" events and you should be good to go.  You could 8000 flap positions. To the sim and the hardware, its just a button event.

 


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I hope they have improved rudder axis fault my t16000m will not centre now, and after a search i find it`s a common fault.

https://www.reddit.com/r/hotas/comments/am2otd/thrustmaster_t16000_potentiometer_issues_look/

 


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