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    Flight Velocity Trim Wheel Pro

    Has anybody tried one of these? At $99 they are an alternative to the Saitek Cessna trim wheel, although maybe not as solid in build. Would anyone recommend them or another alternative for a desk mounted unit.

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    Re: Flight Velocity Trim Wheel Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Screamadelica View Post
    Has anybody tried one of these? At $99 they are an alternative to the Saitek Cessna trim wheel, although maybe not as solid in build. Would anyone recommend them or another alternative for a desk mounted unit.

    Cheers, Scream.

    http://flightvelocity.com/products/f...trim-wheel-pro
    You might like the offerings here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/GearFalconSim

    For a similar price you can get more controls.

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    Re: Flight Velocity Trim Wheel Pro

    I got a gear falcon Trim Box recently, it works perfectly and really adds to immersion. I would highly recommend.

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    Re: Flight Velocity Trim Wheel Pro

    I got the Gear Falcon Trim Controllers and have found them to be excellent. I chose the model with the encoders and have found a bunch of uses for them for fighters, bombers, and video-making. Very solid product at a reasonable price.


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    Re: Flight Velocity Trim Wheel Pro

    Thanks to all for the recommendation. They look like nice trim units at Gear Falcon. I'd never heard of this seller before, nice to know they make good quality gear.
    Just out off curiosity, what are the small white triangle pieces for?
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    Re: Flight Velocity Trim Wheel Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Screamadelica View Post
    Just out off curiosity, what are the small white triangle pieces for?
    That shows the current trim setting.

    I also have one of these and it's built like a tank.

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    Re: Flight Velocity Trim Wheel Pro

    Authentikik "Lego" P-40 Trim Wheels looks interesting:

    https://youtu.be/FoYRlHgnMdY?t=1169

    They have individual wheels for elevator and rudder for Spitfire.

    But this 3 axes from Falcon Gear is a better and practical option.

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    Re: Flight Velocity Trim Wheel Pro

    Looks like I've found myself a little Christmas present then.....
    Nice review you did on their website Snapper.
    Thanks to everyone for the help.
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    Re: Flight Velocity Trim Wheel Pro

    ON SALE with free shipping for the rest of November.
    Mine is less than $90 total delivered to Virginia, USA. (Black with encoder twist knobs option.)

    EDIT: Mrs. Baffin didn't even yell at me about it!
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    Re: Flight Velocity Trim Wheel Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by 1lokos View Post
    Authentikik "Lego" P-40 Trim Wheels looks interesting:

    https://youtu.be/FoYRlHgnMdY?t=1169

    They have individual wheels for elevator and rudder for Spitfire.

    But this 3 axes from Falcon Gear is a better and practical option.
    The Authentikit trim modules are a nice design, and they use encoders, whereas the Gear-Falcon models use potentiometers. The nice thing about using encoders is that you don't have to zero your trim when you spawn in...you automatically start at zero trim. The only problem is that you can't incorporate any kind of indicator to show the trim status. Also, (correct me if I'm wrong), I think encoders only allow you to alter trim in 5% increments, whereas potentiometers are close to infinitely variable, and depending on gearing, can make much finer adjustments. I may use encoders for trim in some future designs, but I generally prefer potentiometers.

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