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How can I say this...

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How can I say this...

Post by Sparky » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:21 pm

...and get a serious answer? I know where your collective minds are spring-loaded to go but I'll try anyway. After the deluge of naughty innuendo maybe I'll get serious advice.

My Thrustmaster [the jokes start here] Warthog [and continue here] joystick [and spin out of control here] has a large convenient fire trigger but it's been sticking, emptying much or all of my ammo magazine when I actually actuated a one-second pull of the trigger [jokes run wild here]. The red plastic trigger moves freely so it's likely a sticking pin it depresses hidden underneath the mechanism and the stick doesn't disassemble in any obvious way. I'm afraid to just spray WD-40 or better, light machine oil underneath the trigger because I'm afraid it'll short out or otherwise damage the circuitry. The mechanism is enclosed so careful spraying might be my only answer.

Your thoughts on how I can get lubrication to the sticking pin hidden under the trigger? It's happening often and ever-more frequently. Last mission it happened on OPS and it emptied my magazine so when I rolled in on the bomber I found I was Winchester.

[Que endless jokes on "lube for your thrustmaster joystick" and "emptying your ammo prematurely"] :Sad
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Re: How can I say this...

Post by Tom » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:20 pm

Here's what mine looked like after the kids knocked it over:

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My suggestion is to map cannons and machine guns to the main trigger and forget the red button ever existed.
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Re: How can I say this...

Post by Bunny » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:46 pm

Not sure there is a solution other than sending back to thrustmaster to see if they can fix it
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Re: How can I say this...

Post by Fritz » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:21 pm

I wouldn't spray WD40 in there even if it didn't mess with the circuitry - it'll eventually gum it up worse (requiring more sprayings). I think Bunny has the best option on this if you want to fix it... I assume it's out of warranty?
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Re: How can I say this...

Post by Tom » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:26 pm

Doesn't look that bad a disassembly job:

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In selecting the motto... 'all for one and one for all'... I have done so because it expresses what should be the creed to every Fighter Pilot. Never forget that you are an essential cog in the wheel, and if you break or fail it will let down your brother pilots, and the grimness of war allows for no such weakness.

Air Vice Marshal Saul in the foreword to 13 Group's 'Forget-Me-Nots for Fighters'

"They fly Hurricanes, isn't it?, them's shit planes for remtards on free dinners..."
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Re: How can I say this...

Post by Sparky » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:43 am

No, I'm sure it comes apart easily but sometimes getting everything to hold position as you put the casing back together is another story. I'll look for videos as suggested.
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Re: How can I say this...

Post by Blackjack » Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:20 am

I disassembled my saitek combat pedals to fix them...that was them ruined.
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Re: How can I say this...

Post by Jacko » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:16 am

How long ago dud you buy it. Maybe customer support has sn answere. If its in warranty tgey shiuld gix a clear defect. Possibly it needs to be worked in and after a good number of cycles will free up.
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Re: How can I say this...

Post by Silk » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:34 am

Jacko wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:16 am
How long ago dud you buy it. Maybe customer support has sn answere. If its in warranty tgey shiuld gix a clear defect. Possibly it needs to be worked in and after a good number of cycles will free up.
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Re: How can I say this...

Post by Jacko » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:48 pm

I really should stop typing on the bus to avoid well deserved comments from Silk
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Re: How can I say this...

Post by Hatter » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:44 pm

Blackjack wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:20 am
I disassembled my saitek combat pedals to fix them...that was them ruined.
That made me laugh!
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