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  1. Looks good - since this part will be inside a box their finish look don't matter, but the bearings and contacless sensor - things that you don't see in Saitek's/CH's throttles. May you can add an adjustment for friction in the side opposite to sensor side.
  2. Don't attach throttle lever direct in pot axis, pot will be forced and last little. Use a flexible coupling in between, e.g. a pieced of rubber hose. For use contactless sensor your lever need bearings in pivots for minimize play. Look at GVL224 mechanics to see a good example of construction (better than commercial -Tm, Saitek, CH, solutions). For use linear pot's, use R/C ball linkage between throttle lever and pot lever. Know that will be a little difference between lever circular movement and pot linear movement. Maybe some real aircraft parts in eBay (expensive). But throttle grips can be made in several ways - depends on your skill and tools available, e.g. PVC, aluminum tubes - a bicycle handle made in steel will be difficult to drill for additional buttons. In 3D Print repository are samples for print. Sample: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1810592/ Other, a right hand grip for TWCS: https://www.reddit.com/r/HotasDIY/comments/8h29eo/lefty_throttle_3d_print/ Just use flexible cables and route then well - commercial throttles (e.g. X-55/6) use poor solutions in this matter.
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    flatspin spitfire

    Depends on command used, if he use "Aileron left (or right) one notch" key instead "Aileron left (or right)" key - a 0 or 100% command, the surface command move only a bit in each press, and move progressively if hold this key. In short this "notch" command work like a trim. Work for a casual take-off, circle around and landing, not for fight's.
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    Post Scriptum (FPS) gameplay

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    DCS news

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    Virpil shipping?

    Some throttles and WarBRD base are already delivered for consumers, see samples in https://forum.il2sturmovik.ru/forum/64-virpil-controls/ Link for throttle topic - the forum here don't accept cyrillics: https://tinyurl.com/VirPil
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    TFS Developer Update – August 2018

    Good question, if not correct the actual ground handling and wind effect over planes (a 3 m/S wind turn round any plane on ground), a Taifun will have usability as 'trainer' like Tiger Moth have now , or little. 🤨
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    Announcing Project VPC MongoosT-50

    For now WarBRD # 0007 and 0100 are delivered, but no one report about the throttle.
  9. Are some topics about, e.g. https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/search/?&q=monstertech&search_and_or=or&sortby=relevancy
  10. "Plug and Play" no - because they are not seem by Windows as "game controller", need a plug-in for interface with games, what Saitek made only for FSX and X-Plane. But an user make program for use as keyboard emulator in DCS, that work OK for some other games, e.g. BoS. https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=137670 Other option:
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    This map have errors - as well the Spit I Pilot Notes - only worth as "collector" item. Anyway you find CLoD "Collector Edition" pack in eBay.
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    DCS news

    Well, if a unimaginative mission builder just set a carrier and Yak-52, is what he get.
  13. That's a scenery that I don't bough anymore - not even in FPS games.
  14. If are under warranty ask for replacement, open then will invalid the warranty.T.16000M is "entry level" category joystick = cheap made. This joystick differential is use contactless sensor - no parts for wear, in main axes (X,Y) and have 16 buttons plus POV HAT. But being cheap made use low cost/quality potentiometers in secondary axes - twist rudder and throttle, like all "entry level" joysticks. Potentiometers degrade with use, so this spikes is caused the worm out or dirt resistive track. Sometimes cleaning the pot - INSIDE help for a while, like this guy did. The twist rudder pot is inside the grip, not in the base. Sample of pot' cleaning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVEp59rapQw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVEp59rapQw Pot' can be replaced, but this require some understanding on how joysticks work/are made, that seems you don't have.