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    Plug-and-Play Airbus A320 Tiller


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    CAT3DESIGN.COM Plug-and-Play Airbus A320 Tiller now available with an updated look!!

    Thanks to the feedback  from the community CAT3DESIGN have updated the looks of the Airbus A320 tiller plus products with a reduced number of visible fasteners on the outside.

    With the same authentic functionalities, now even sexier.

    • Precision Hall Effect Sensor for the tiller axis

    • Quality bearings to enable smooth movement

    • Real world action/travel range (Good restoring force, +/-75° handle travel range as in the real world counterpart)

    • Laser engraved Angle Indicator plate

    • Durable powder coated steel cover

    • VESA 75mmx75mm holes on the bottom cover for use with our T16000/TCA compatible clamp module

    • Working Pedal Disconnection button

    • Plus version comes with a 4 way switch that can be used to pan the view during taxing with your left hand on the tiller.

    • Can be tilted to any angle with a display monitor arm (eg vertcal arrangement for B737)

    • NOW WITH MAJOR AESTHETIC IMPROVEMENTS!

    • Visit CAT3DESIGN.COM for further details.

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    It should work with any sim PROVIDED it has has the ability to facilitate nose wheel steering axis input

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    Wise87

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    Mine is at the mercy of FedEx in Melbourne AU. Hopefully it will move along it’s Journey soon. Reading some of the initial reviews I cannot wait to get my hands on mine.

    Edited by Wise87

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    @psolk So how is it ?

    Mine should be here tomorrow after I just paid  her Majesty's customs to let it continue it's journey.

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    13 minutes ago, jon b said:

    @psolk So how is it ?

    Mine should be here tomorrow after I just paid  her Majesty's customs to let it continue it's journey.

    @jon b it's phenomenal...  Really adds to the immersion of ground operations and quite frankly forces me to pay attention to taxi geometry and my turning speed far more than before!  Look and feel is really solid, all in all I am really pleased.  I programmed the pedal disco button to ctrl+shft+F12 for GSX too so as I am leaving the active and using the tiller I can make my GSX call all with one motion.  I think you will be really happy.  

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    jon b

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    Thanks very much for that reply psolk, brilliant news. 

    Yes, I think it's going to be one of those great things no one knew they needed until they've actually got one.

    Good idea for the GSX use. The 787 has a pedal disconnect button in a similar design but I'm not sure if the QW software will allow it's realistic use.

    I'm also expecting delivery of a thrustmaster TCA airbus stick and throttle  set tomorrow so it should be a busy day of setting things up, though my rig is becoming too airbus orientated for my liking 😊

    Edited by jon b

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    Arrived today, I haven't figured out where to locate it ... my initial thoughts:

    • Handle seems small in my hands
    • Button on the handle is functional by seems a tad tall and move arounds
    • The main center button moves around also not a straight up/down motion
    • When I turn the unit upside down I hear things moving around inside
    • Appears to be hand construction
    • Case is plastic, top is padded

    It's about 1/2 the cost of another Tiller I ordered that never arrived and eventually refunded.  Operating in P3D FSLabs, MJC, PMDG, seems fine and better than using my left side flight stick.  The range of motion is longer and at max extension puts my wrist at a difficult angle.

    Some pics prior to connection: 

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    Cheers, Rob.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Edited by Rob_Ainscough

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    Hi rob

    Glad your tiller got there safely. 

    As you correctly noted it is hand crafted and as such it does have that feeling. 

    Thanks for the observations. Just so that you know the real a320 centre button does turn freely which I simulated in this unit (I never knew why). The four way switch does have a very small play as you noted, and it is the limitation of the switch module itself which unfortunately I have no control over. It shouldn’t affect you switching views though. It will take a little bit of practice to get used to it but I find it very useful looking around during taxiing.

    Here is a quick video I shot of the real pedal disco button.

    https://youtube.com/shorts/N9SSnVcQ4Zs?feature=share

     

     

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    I read Robs review. From what I saw the size and the angle of the tiller is representative of the actual Airbus tiller from the photos on the website. 

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    Mine arrived today and all I can say is WOW, this is exactly what I have been missing for years. No more using joystick twist or rudder pedals to taxi around the airport. My hand sits nicely on the tiller and is comfortable to use. I've tried it with all the PMDG, FSLabs, TFDI and the Maddog. I pretty much spent the afternoon taxing around the airport. The biggest joy was taxing around in the FSLabs and we know how finicky that can be. This time it was nice, smooth and precise. I followed the video instructions for the complete setup. I will provided more feedback later but I wanted to drop a quick thanks to Nobby for a great product and communication. Now it's time to do a flight. 

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    Mine arrived today, too. I am really satisfied with this product. Setting it up was absolutely hasslefree. Like said above it adds a lot to the immersion. I must learn to taxi again. Communication with Nobby was always prompt and friendly. I am very glad that i have bought this product.

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    Just an update for those with two hat switches, one on Joystick/Yoke and the one on the tiller. If you use Chaseplane you can only configure one hat switch axis at a time. I used FSUIPC to make key commands for the Tiller Hat Switch so I could look left or right during taxi when in virtual Cockpit. I used CTRL + Left Arrow and CTRL + Right Arrow for my key assignments. Just make sure you don't have those keys assigned in P3D. In external view I just used P3D's Lt, Rt, Up, Dn Pan Views for the tiller switches works fine. 

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    On 4/8/2021 at 11:10 AM, Wise87 said:

    I read Robs review.

    Wasn't really a "review" just my observations ... gets the job done for me.

    Cheers, Rob.

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    I'm glad to see the units landing in the hands of happy customers!

    As a thanks to the community, we are offering a special discount code for all AVSIM users.
    Use promocode "AVSIM10" to get your 10% off discount. But better hurry, offer ends 30th April 2021! (Cannot be used with any other offers)

    Steer to cat3design.com today!

    Nobby

    Edited by PsychicPilot

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