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Old 05-14-2011, 02:15 AM   #1
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Hey guys,

I've had my TM HOTAS Warthog for a few weeks now, and I'm noticing there is some slack on the stick. It's not a real deadzone as the TM uses magnetic sensors, but I'm not getting any resistance when moving it left and right for a distance of about 2-4 mm (measured on top). If I move it more, there is the normal resistance obviously. Somewhat the same for forward/backward, but not so much.

Anyone else having this?

Also I'm not sure if it was this way since I got it or if I'm just getting worked up in the luxury of this thing.

Top view: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yczEBPmuwag
Bottom view: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtmaaIualeo

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Old 05-14-2011, 04:55 AM   #2
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Mine is about 4 months old now and it is rock solid in the center still.
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Old 05-14-2011, 12:21 PM   #3
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I don't think slack is normal, mine doesn't have it either.
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Old 05-14-2011, 06:27 PM   #4
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Hmmm. What do I do then? Ask my net shop to return it? Or talk to TM?
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:08 PM   #5
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Hmmm. What do I do then? Ask my net shop to return it? Or talk to TM?
See if the dealer will replace it as it is a defective unit, do it while you still can.
IMHO It cost too much to tolerate any defect no matter how insignificant it might seem.
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:38 PM   #6
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Is it firmly screwed in place? Mine came a little bit loose and gave this problem.
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Old 05-14-2011, 08:55 PM   #7
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Is it firmly screwed in place? Mine came a little bit loose and gave this problem.
Oh? Did you manage to fix the problem? What screws would be the culprits?

It's the "ball" thing attached to within the housing that is being a little loose. It's not much though, as I said only 2-4 mm measured from on top of the stick. On the ball itself this probably translates into 0.5 mm of slack.

I made two vids showing what the slack is like.

Top view: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yczEBPmuwag
Bottom view: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtmaaIualeo

The annoying thing is that this is just above the threshold as to when it really makes a difference when flying...

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Old 05-14-2011, 10:44 PM   #8
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I made two vids showing what the slack is like.
I watched the vids and tried to reproduce it and couldn't there's no give.
When I pull in all the way over to one side and release it it pops back to center while the momentum shakes my desk.
I think if it bothers you enough to even post about it, then you should RMA it, I would.
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Oh? Did you manage to fix the problem? What screws would be the culprits?
No screws.



This ring that you can unscrew to detach the joystick, mine came a little loose. Simply tightened it back up by hand.
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Old 05-14-2011, 11:10 PM   #10
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Oh, when I got my TM the housing plate and the stick itself came in two pieces, having to screw it on myself. It's defenately not the tightening ring.

Mine pops back too, but it's just the small amount of slack in the middle making me roll the aircraft when flying straight having trimmed the aircraft perfectly, but depening on how I rest my hand on it, the small amount of slack is making the aircraft roll slightly left or right.

I've requred an RMA from my store, linking the vids. I hope I'll get it replaced.

Thanks for the replies everyone.

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