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Old 06-18-2019, 04:58 AM   #1
Joe Lighty
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Default For Sale: Thrustmaster HOTAS Cougar - USA and Australia ONLY

Dear US and AUSTRALIAN DCS Community,

**I regret that this is ONLY for sale in the USA and Australia - I live in Australia, but will be travelling to the US in a few weeks and will post within the US (via FEDEX or UPS) if there is an interested buyer. Postage quotes indicate approximate freight cost with FEDEX or UPS to be approx $50-$55 USD from NYC to LA. I will be visiting Cleveland (Ohio), NYC and Honolulu in July 2019 and can post from those locations or potentially arrange local pickup. PM for further details if interested. HOTAS will be EXTREMELY WELL packed.**

NOW FOR SALE - $320 USD (for sale within USA plus postage) / $400 AUD (for local sale plus postage) - PayPal or Cash on pickup ONLY.

I am selling my rare, beloved and well cared for Thrustmaster HOTAS Cougar.
This HOTAS is in very good condition - please see the following specs:
- as per original with the exception of magneto-resistive sensors replacing the stick gimbal pots
- original protective clear film stickers still on the main gold label and the serial number label
- all switches, buttons, axis controls are 100% working
- comes with spare speedbrake button (and electronic switch)
- home made dust covers with "Remove Before Flight" tags (throttle cover fits pretty poorly but works...)
- F16 style 3D printed locking collar - grey (never used)
- some original documents (Quick Install 1 and 2)

Included but MAY NOT BE 100% COMPLETE:
- Debolestis' 3D printed replacement gimbal with magneto-resistive sensors (seperate to already installed ones - may be missing some screws, but largely intact!)
Photo below is as it was when installed - the flight stick has been returned to STANDARD (better IMHO).
- magneto-resistive sensor for throttle (never installed) - not sure ALL the required parts are included (eg magnet, mounting, etc...)

- original box
- original Installation CD (drivers etc available on-line)
- original pots from flight stick (I threw them out...)


Overview - this HOTAS is in excellent condition and has had very little use. Everything works as it should - the stick gimbal is in really great condition - super smooth and the springs return the stick smartly and smoothly to the centre position. The new (only a few months old) magneto-resistive "plug and play" replacements for the stick pots are FANTASTIC - absolutely super smooth, no spikes, EXTREMELY accurate. Best upgrade for the Cougar ever, and the whole thing remains 100% TARGET compatible.

For Australian Buyers: I will post this but would prefer local pickup so I can demonstrate the unit to the potential buyer. If postage is necessary, it will be EXTREMELY well packed - Auspost with tracking and signature on delivery - cost to buyer.

For sale to interested buyers based in the USA and Australia only.
There was a Thrustmaster HOTAS Cougar (with original pots) on auction on eBay sold for $325 USD ($470 AUD) NOT MY HOTAS - JUST FOR COMPARISON!!
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This HOTAS Cougar is currently located in Eltham, Victoria, Australia.
Contact me via PM for more info.
Thanks for looking. Joe Lighty.

Last edited by Joe Lighty; 06-18-2019 at 05:01 AM.
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