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CH Products Throttle Quadrant USB (300-133)

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Description

  • Six axis and 12 buttons: X, Y, Z, R, U, and V axis for engine control / 6 bi-directional flip switch buttons
  • Total of 176 programmable functions with Control Manager software (included)
  • Large, sturdy mounting base with adjustable clamps for desks 3/4-Inch to 2 1/4-Inch thick
  • Plug and Play driverless USB installation with 7 foot USB cable for both PC and Macintosh
  • Compatible with Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 and Mac OSX

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Customer Reviews

Good solid product, typical CH Just got this and it is a solid piece of work as I expected from CH, with their heavy duty plastic and no nonsense feel. The only minor nitpicks or things I might change would be to include some sort of longer extension as and option, since the control arms are fairly short and part of that is taken up by the rear detent and travel behind it, so the small throw of the control arm makes it a little tricky to get it down to the exact % you want especially when balancing 2 engines. Also the switches/buttons need a more positive click or feel, or some more resistance. They can be activated by barely touching them. I would be wary of mapping some critical thing like engine feathering, wouldn't want to feather my prop when in combat!Package says it is made in USA but it is assembled in Mexico. Well, 1 out of 2 isn't bad these days! I have some CH Pro Pedals that have been chugging along for 15 years without fail, so they do have a well earned reputation for long lasting products. 4A good throttle with two minor caveats. Overall, I am happy with this product. With the absolute disaster that Saitek is going through in terms of actually being able to ship stuff, I was not willing to wait two months (or more) for one of their throttles. I like the way these throttles feel. They do not feel like throttles I've felt in other planes. they are not as stiff or don't have as much "throttle friction" as I would usually fly with in real life, however, for flying a sim they are fine and they don't feel bad.I am an instrument rated private pilot who is working on his multi engine rating. I have been in to sim flying for about ~12 years now, and now that I am working on my multi, I needed more than one throttle to practice.Having the switches on the front is cool, I didn't even realize it had them when I bought this, but now I can have stuff like my gear and flaps on a switch instead of using my keyboard.I have two minor complaints about this throttle unit. The first is that it is pretty big. I think the throttle levers themselves are an appropriate size, but the plastic housing seems un-necessairily large.The other thing I am not super happy about is that at the bottom of the throttles there is a little notch for thrust reverse. I fly X-Plane, and I was aware that I could not map them for reverse thrust. That being said, they are still there, and I usually use them as "idle at 1000", but out of all 6 levers, the one that is not even with the other 5 is the starboard throttle. It does not sit even with the others when in this little notch. A little annoying. 4In the middle ranges the throttles will not be synched! Not a 120$ product.At idle and max throttle the throttles are aligned. However in between there is a synchronization issue.I had a chat with a customer service representative. Apparently this is how the product behaves in general, not just my unit. In my opinion, this issue makes this product unusable. Its basic premise is that you can have a lever assigned to each engine of your aircraft. In the current state, the product cannot deliver on that.I did 2 tests multiple times, with one lever assigned to both engines (test #1) and individual lever assignments (test #2). In CAVOK mode to nullify weather impact, I placed the aircraft (ff 757) at the start of a runway, set thrust to around 1.20 EPR (or 1.20 and 1.19 in test #2 since they are not synched), released parking brakes. In test #2 the aircraft steered off runway every single time, whereas in test#1 it was quite stable. 1Great addon for flight simmers! I really like it, I think the control knobs could have been a little bit bigger to give it a more realistic feel and still leave the regular base size the way it was other than that it works really well with all of my add-on aircraft and I'm really enjoying it in unison with the CH products flight yoke and the Saitek Pro pedals 5Several Flaws I'm a long-time fan of CH Products' controllers. This is the first one I haven't been totally happy with.The biggest problem I have is that the throttles lack precision. They have a short throw and short levers and it's hard to get them exactly where you want them to be. I found this to be particularly problematic when flying twin-engine aircraft; it's really difficult to get the engines exactly in sync. The movement is slightly stiff and there's no way to control how loose or stiff the levers move.I also don't like that these have two detents. There is a detent when the levers are at idle, and if you pull them back farther there is a second detent. Unlike the Saitek throttles where the second detent triggers a button, these are only an extended range of the total lever movement, and I haven't figured out how to use the "full back" detent in any practical way. I calibrated mine to ignore the "full back" detent; however, even when you do this, to move the throttles out of idle you have to apply extra pressure to move them out of the detent which makes them even more imprecise and gives them a less realistic feel.The tops of the handles are swapable. However, the fit is extremely tight and I found it very difficult to get them to seat properly. It's not something you'd want to do on a regular basis. You will probably have to do it at least once though, as the unit comes out of the box with an oddball combination of four throttle levers in the middle with a single prop and mixture lever on each end, and not the standard piston prop configuration you see in the picture.Another problem is the desk clamps. My desk is about 3/4" thick and the clamps just barely hold the unit to the desk when they are at their tightest setting, and even then it still wobbles a bit. If you have a desk that is less than 3/4" thick the desk clamps will not work without some kind of modification.One thing I do like is the six momentary up/down switches on the front of the unit. They feel nice and are perfect for controlling things like flaps and trim. The unit is plug-and-play and requires no software to program the buttons, another plus.I've used the Saitek throttles and find them to be more precise, although they are notorious for breaking easily, and you have to buy two if you want a twin-engine setup. (That's actually kind of a moot point as I write this as Saitek appears to have stopped manufacturing most of their flight sim products, at least for the foreseeable future.) Based on past experience with CH Products controllers, I would expect this to last a very long time.These throttle are definitely better than using a keyboard or one of those wheels on a joystick, but they are far from perfect and could definitely be improved. 3CH Products or Hard Landing! This is the 4th CH Product I have (Rudder, Pro Throttle, Fighterstick). Yeah, there's a lovefest going on. Love these things, they run great. The only thing for anyone new to the CH line to be aware of is you have to spend some time to learn CH Control Manager and how to use it, it's an incredibly powerful utility. Once you do, CH devices are the most friendly and most powerfully programmable flight sim controllers you'll come across. It also make sense if you have other CH devices so CHCM can do it work well. But once you go CH, you never want to buy another non-CH device again. 5Another great CH flight controller Some random observations:1) CH product support (specific questions answered) is outstanding if you know exactly where to look for it. Google your way to the 'CH Hangar' forum. All questions will be answered completely (probably by the author of CH Control Manager himself, Bob [Sticky]Church). Response times vary from several minutes to several hours. Not days, not weeks. For proof, take a peek in the forum before purchase!2) Microsoft's Flight Simulator doesn't recognize what type of controllers you are trying to use and might automatically assign alierons rudders etc. onto the quad! It would be necessary to reassign the axes and buttons withing MSFS's menus itself. But first calibrate the controller. Second look in MSFS sensitivity settings (the fifth throttle axis will have sensitivity = 0 which is nonsense), just pull the six axes' sensitivity sliders to full.3) Using CH's control manager you could set sensitivities, dead zones, centering, response curve which a few easy mouse clicks. This is usually not necessary but it's there to help if needed.4) Works perfectly with Win XP or Vista.5) Control manager gives setups for reverse thrust using CMS script, or its otherwise covered in a faq at the ch hangar forum (the forum also has a 'for dummies' introduction to control manager programming).6) There are ridges (is that the right word) on the bottom of the controller which prevent it lying flat on the desktop, clamping to the front edge of the desk is the designed method for securing.However there is a workaround to mount anywhere on top of the desktop. Buy a small attractive 1/2 thick shelving board at Home Depot, Lowes, .etc. Place parallel velcro strips along the bottom of the quad, and on the board's top. (Orient them 90 degrees out of phase- if strips are side to side on the quad, then front to back on the board).Then do the same on the board bottom and desktop and you have a secure mount with the disadvantage of being left with strips glued to your desktop!6) A few users mount the thing vertical (with clamps or velcro) instead of horizontal - levers move up and down instead of forward backward. This orientation is more natural for using the big levers to control main flaps, cowl flaps, landing gear, dive brakes, elevator trim.But heck the 6 vertical fipper buttons can do that when its mounted in the usual horizontal position. Leaving the levers for use as 4 throttles, fuel mixture, and blade angle pitch. 5Hassle Free - Works Great! I am a certified flight instructor who was looking to keep my skills sharp during periods of flying inactivity. I purchased Microsoft's Flight Simulator X and started to assemble the necessary hardware to complete a reasonable home flight simulator. I purchased just about everything Saitek makes (yoke, rudder pedals, 2 radio stacks, throttle quadrant, annuciator panel, auto pilot,....) but wasn't satisfied using the "levered" single-control throttle/prop/mixture control for multi-engine work (Beech Baron) that is provided with the Saitek yoke "kit." So, I ordered CH's throttle quadrant. After downloading the driver off the provided CD, I plugged in the USB connection and much to my surprise, this device was truly plug-and-play. I didn't have to fuss with the settings (something I can't say about the Saitek controls...) . It worked immediately as I hoped it would. I should mention that it took nearly a month to receive the device after I placed my order. If you're in a hurry, good luck with that. The controls themselves are a bit flimsy and you have to pull past a light detent (reverse thrusters for some applications I assume) in order to achieve idle on recip engines - not a big deal really. That's all of the negative things I can come up with for now. Overall, it works, and satisfies the requirement to get your hands moving on the right controls at the right times. Could the quality and feel of the device be improved? Sure, for more money. Knowing what I know now that I've used the device I would definitely order it again. 5Awful, you'll be happier using keyboard hotkeys If this cost $20 at the toy store it'd be acceptable, but for a $120 product that bills itself as realistic flight simulator add-on, no way. I regret buying it, and I'd suggest you avoid it.The biggest issue is that the throttles are imprecise and inconsistent: if you move a lever back and forth over the exact same range, the values you get in software on either end will drift around a surprising amount. They also always read slightly above/below zero/full at the bottom/top of their range.Fine adjustment is impossible because the levers are too resistant to being moved from stopped, but once moving are far too easy to move.The detent is a big annoyance on planes without reversers. Even when you want reversers, they don't work well: because of the precision problems mentioned above, sometimes an engine ends up stuck in reverse when you push forward to idle, and sometimes an engine will errantly go into reverse when the levers are pulled back to idle.Overall, this is downgrade from keyboard hotkeys. 1Overpriced, cheaply-made, horrible input. Avoid and buy a pair of the Saitek USB throttle quadrants if you can. The CH quadrant has six levers all with detents and 2 "button" inputs, one at the detent, and one at cutoff (there is no feel for them, it's just a keypress that is activated), which is pretty useful. That's where it stops with this setup, though. The levers have a really short throw, and tons of input jitter despite repeated calibration.Controlling anything multi-engine will add the additional chore of setting the levers to the same level (i.e. reporting the same position to the sim, before even worrying about side wind or any variance between engines). Good luck setting takeoff power. You'll find they all have very different input curves so a ton of tweaking will be necessary, and if you try to use the CH Products Control Manager you'll find it crashing more often than not, and duplicating composite devices repeatedly (it is not truly compatible with Windows 10, forget it). I had better luck dropping it and using X-Plane 11's setup, and that's saying a lot about how terrible it is.Frankly, it feels like CH Products is just coasting. Someone decided not to invest in maintaining the business and is just letting things rot away until the money stops rolling in.Avoid this product, period. 2
CH Products Throttle Quadrant USB (300-133)

CH Products Throttle Quadrant USB (300-133)

4.1
Error You can't add more than 500 quantity.
Regular price
€405,00
Sale price
€405,00
Regular price
€668,00
Sold out
Unit price
per 
Save 39% (€263,00)