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Road to FCC, Part II – HID shenanigans, A tale of a Hat (switch)

Continuing the Quest for a working FCC controller.

In this post I’ll go over on how the hat switch decided to be the thorn in my ass.

Uri_ba's pit

standalone Cougar TQS (Throttle) – Part I

Preface (29 Aug 2020):
I’ve seen  lot of traffic to this specific page from makers and Awesome members of the community finding this specific post and running off doing their own projects. So first of all Kudos to you all!
As this project has been completed so long ago, I find it odd people stuck on this specific post and missed all the fun in later posts which discussed the software side.

If you are only here for the food, the source code for all this project is available on my github For all your inspirational needs 🙂 

If you are interested in the in and outs of my struggle with the throttle. keep on reading! 

A viper pit without a correct throttle is not fun.
however, Cougar is old, annoying and simply not a WH stick. but there is no replacement for the throttle.

in the long run, I want to build a throttle arm, and have the cougar TQS converted to hall sensor. but between here then there, I have a lot to do. so I’ve decided to opt for the much easier interim solution similar to the RS TUSBA (Throttle USB Adapter) – it’s not as classy, well made, and it’s defiantly not R2 (the final throttle will be closer to the R2). but with some basic work, it’s cost less then 35 Euros the TUSBA R1 currently costs.

In this part I’ll cover just the basic adapter PCB (not the software needed to drive it) – that will be in a future post (once I figure it out).