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Old 08-12-2017, 03:29 AM   #1071
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Thanks good timing

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Old 08-12-2017, 03:40 AM   #1072
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One quick question what springs and cams does it ship with.

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Old 08-12-2017, 10:35 AM   #1073
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One quick question what springs and cams does it ship with.

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It comes preinstalled with the hard center cams and medium strength springs!
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:22 PM   #1074
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Anyone swapped the cams yet.

I have my Roll cam swapped but the Pitch Cam will not come out and I have tried pretty forcefully worried about breaking the whole dam thing.

Ok its a pain in the Arse but to do it take a small torx put it in the screw hole be careful not to get into the threads of the mount and then lever the thing out against the Cam Gymbal mount.

Also watch the logic board it has spacer washer and nut between it and the side to stop it getting bent when you tighten it. took me 2 hours to work through it all still it works.

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Old 08-12-2017, 06:50 PM   #1075
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Anyone swapped the cams yet.
You may have to give us a few days. You might well be the first in an English speaking country to have received your Mongoose LOL. I am envious!

Mine still shows just leaving the Export office on the 10th, no updates since. I assumed it is en-route to me somewhere in betwixt and between.
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Just got my T-50 base. Changed the cams/springs to the soft center/light springs, then mounted everything up to try it out. Unfortunately I was met with the below screen on the control panel. None of the buttons respond. The axes work just fine, though.

Side note, the cam changing process, while a pain, wouldn't be so bad, except the milling of the parts seems like it might be too tight. I had a real hard time getting the pitch cam to seat all the way so the screw holes would line up. I had to press it in place using the bearing arm assembly.


Edit: Turns out it was the PS2 connector. I changed to a different one, and now everything is working. I'll leave the rest of the post as is, in case someone has the same problem.
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Anyone swapped the cams yet.

I have my Roll cam swapped but the Pitch Cam will not come out and I have tried pretty forcefully worried about breaking the whole dam thing.

Ok its a pain in the Arse but to do it take a small torx put it in the screw hole be careful not to get into the threads of the mount and then lever the thing out against the Cam Gymbal mount.

Also watch the logic board it has spacer washer and nut between it and the side to stop it getting bent when you tighten it. took me 2 hours to work through it all still it works.

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It definitely isn't an easy process, but I was able to work it loose with side-to-side motion with my fingers, although I had a flathead screwdriver on standby.
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Yea I got it all done I am using the soft center 3 dot Cams and the medium springs. I have a 30 cm extension on it and it centers great with the Virpil stick top.

After couple of hours using it I am very happy it took me a couple of hours to sort through the Cam swap but it is all set up now.

The sensors are excellent I see the in game stick reflect every tiny movement ( way better than my 5 year old Warthog ). There is zero sticktion and formation flying is a joy.

I have recommended they send them out with the soft center cam to save the Cam change Pain which I think the majority of us would prefer, tho it would be interesting to hear from someone with a Warthog stick top on it as the extra weight does make a difference.



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I have recommended they send them out with the soft center cam to save the Cam change Pain which I think the majority of us would prefer, tho it would be interesting to hear from someone with a Warthog stick top on it as the extra weight does make a difference.



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Mine will be sent at the beginning of next week I hope. When i get my hands on it I will sure be sure to let you guys know. I might switch to no center and medium springs on warthog with 12 cm extension because I fly helo's mostly.

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Old 08-13-2017, 01:26 AM   #1080
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