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  1. Nico, You may try this. This will remove all problematic predefined yoke settings. You can re-calibrate the yoke with fresh start. Be remembered to back up the registry file before proceeding.
  2. This is my revised design of my CH Yoke built in TPM HE sensor units. This kit is a good replacement of the CH OEM defective TPM potentiometers. The video link: Thanks for watching.
  3. Hi C2615, Really interesting project. If you do not mind please post the photos of the finished work and a brief detail of your modification process. Thanks for sharing this with us.
  4. To explore the possibility in implementing Arduino Pro Micro Controller Board to DIY Cessna Hall Effect Sensors TPM. Prototype TPM is connected to the Arduino on the electronic bread board for testing. This is a prototype version. The final version is still under developing. Here is the link of the video: Thanks for watching.
  5. Peter, The Saitek Throttle Quadrants TQ HE kit is a DIY kit. I have the kit for sale. I am located in USA. However a basic electronic knowledge and soldering skill is required to upgrade the TQ to HE version. If interested please contact me at "ntydkhe@yahoo.com".
  6. To explore the possibility in converting a USB or PS/2 Saitek Throttle Quadrants to Cessna TPM by implementing Hall Effect sensors. Here is the video link: Thanks for watching.
  7. Hi Martin, Yes, the kit is available. May I ask "Do you have any basic electronic and soldering skill?" This Saitek TPM HE kit will need those skills to install. Of course I will assist you if you need help. You can contact me at "ntydkhe@yahoo.com" for questions. Thanks for your inquiry and support. Cheers, Norman
  8. Baron, I just checked the REG file in my PC under Win 10. I have FSX and not the FS2020, . Here are my suggestions (be advised: you are doing this on your own risk). (1) uninstall the CH Control Manager completely from PC. (2) with CH yoke plug in and remove the CH yoke device (click on the CH yoke icon and hit delete key) from your control panel screen. then unplug the CH yoke from PC. (3) backup your reg file first and delete the reg data from PC registry using regedit. Google how to backup reg file. Location of the old CH yoke data: [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\MediaProperties\PrivateProperties\DirectInput\VID_068E&PID_00FF] [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\MediaProperties\PrivateProperties\Joystick\OEM\VID_068E&PID_00FF] (4) restart PC and plug in the CH yoke. The PC should install the driver by itself with default windows CH yoke driver. No need to install the CH Controller Manager program. (5) click the new CH yoke icon showing up in the control panel then re-calibrate in the test tab. If the above steps fail to correct the problem. Then I suspect either the configuration in the FS2020 is not set up right or it might have a hardware problem inside the yoke. Hope this helps.
  9. Baron, Thanks to orchesta_nl for his reminder. I just google the Ch Product website and find this: Here is the link "http://www.chproducts.com/Pro-Throttle-v13-d-719.html". Go to the middle of the screen click the "control manager" to download the "control_manager-v4.55a".
  10. Baron, Not sure will this help. The CH product does have a program to delete/remove the CH product devices (all old data) from your PC. Just in case you have already tried this, please ignore the following: Here is the program name: "CMDelete.exe". Google and download the above program and give it a try. Make sure to read the instruction before running the program. Once the CH product device is removed, then reinstall the device from fresh start. Of course you are doing this on your own risk.
  11. Hi Ryan78, When you mentioned "but my yoke or throttle won't turn on when I plug it in", I suspected the yoke is not in working condition. Since you have pursued all the driver installing and testing processes, may I suggest the following trouble shooting methods (only if you have basic electronic skill and do this on your own risk): If you still have the yoke bottom case opened, use a multimeter to test the +5v or 4. something voltage readings are existed in the roll and pitch axes potentiometers. Placing the multimeter +v probe to 1st tab and -ve probe to 3rd tab of each potentiometer. Ignore the middle tab which is the signal output. It does not hurt which side is the 1st tab, your reading result is either +5v or -5v on your multimeter. Just be cautious not shorting any parts in the controller circuit. If you do not see the +5v showing up, then the yoke is not power up correctly. If you do see the +5v, then the problem might be the controller failed to communicate to the PC via USB port . One more test is the USB cable. Make sure the USB cable is not broken. You can google how to test the USB cable. This will create the no power or lack of communication issues if the USB cable is broken. If the USB cable is OK, then the controller broad inside the yoke might be defective. Hope the above methods work for you.
  12. diavyd, Just found some information might be helpful to you. Please refer to "https://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/showthread.php?223925-Is-this-normal-for-Saitek-Throttle-Quadrant". Hope this works for you.
  13. Hello diavyd, May I suggested you to post a screen shot of your game controller property screen or in the flight sim configuration screen if this will not cause too much trouble to you, In my opinion, the screen shot will give us much more clues to the problem. Then would you please to point out what you are expecting but not showing up on the screen and explain your expectation in your posting. This will minimize the tuorble shooting time and might pin point to the solution much faster. Please excuse me if I offend you in anyway.
  14. In my built (similar to your headset) I used the magnetic media disc in floppy disk as the filter. Also each led was filed down from cone shape to flat shape to increase the exposure sensitivity for the camera to catch the led position. Hope these help.
  15. The non-conventional wiring scheme inside some of the Saitek TQ OEM controller board caused the TQ HE sensor failed to work. This video will identify the problem inside the TQ and provide the solution to restore the HE sensor function. Just in case you are interested in finding out the detail. Here is the Youtube link: https://youtu.be/JybG4GC4gwQ
  16. Hello micstatic, Currently I am enjoying to make the kits in my free time (mostly during weekend). To offer a full complete upgrade service does not work for me now. I am sure my dear wife will never approve this. Thanks for your suggestion.
  17. Hello saitek_pilot, The 3D printed files are not released to public. in order to re-capture my development, material and supplies costs, I will make a few kits from my left over parts for sell. In fact this 100% reimbursement fees will be spent to purchase more tools (recently ordered a CNC 3018 machine) and parts for more coming interesting projects. Norman
  18. Hello saitek_pilot, The sensor is a linear hall effect sensor which can be found in Google by searching A3503. The switch is a micro push-on switch. Please see my post "Saitek Throttle Quadrant parts - DIY soldering HE kit" in this forum for the 3D printed parts that are used in the upgrade process. Thanks for your interest.
  19. These past few days I am working and evaluating on the Saitek TQ installation process for better cost and benefit improvement. In my opinion it seems like the DIY soldering is the top choice for DIYers. The one with HE connectors is tedious and time consuming. If one can take apart the TQ easily, then he or she will have no problem in soldering the wires I assumed. So I will give up the connector version. Go simple....:). If one does not have the skill in soldering, please find your friend to help. OR if you can twist the wires one by one together and use tape to secure and insulate the wires might work too, then no soldering is needed. Thanks for watching.
  20. Hello C2615, So glad for your interest in my project. To my understanding (with very limited electronic training), this HE sensor does not need any modification to Saitek TQ controller board for both PS2 and USB version. The HE sensor is just a voltage divider but in transistor nature like the mechanical potentiometer does. The proper connection to power and ground are critical to HE sensor, otherwise the sensor will be overheated and burnt. I have performed the calibration on this HE sensor in (1) Windows 8/10 calibration drivers alone, (2) FSX (non steam version) and (3) Xpalne 11 calibration screens the windows 8/10 and Xplane is the winner with better and easy calibration than the FSX. As always the FSX has some imperfect performance. I do not know the reason why the FSX has this result. The necessary step I will recommend is totally clear the old calibration data sitting in the REG in your computer system then re-calibrating with the HE senor unit installed. Here is link: Hope my reply is helpful to you.
  21. Hi to all, Really appreciated your supports. Here is the new post in this forum for my completed project. "Saitek Throttle Quadrant TQ HE Sensors Upgrade Installation" The video mentioned in this post will answer the questions about how to accomplish the HE upgrade conversion process. Thanks !
  22. Finally my project to give the bad potentiometer infected Saitek Throttle Quadrant a second life is completed. I have produced three separate video to demonstration the conversion process by discarding the defective potentiometers and upgrade the Throttle Quadrant to a Hall Effect sensor version. Here are the links on YouTube: Part 1 of 3 - Disassembling a Saitek Throttle Quadrant Part 2 of 3 - install the HE sensors Part 3 of 3 - Testing and Calibration Thanks for watching.
  23. I do have spare OEM lever for Saitek TQ. Let me know if you need it. Contact me @ ntydkhe@yahoo.com
  24. Have you try to plug your rudder pedals to a different USB port ?
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