I own a Thrustmaster T.Flight HOTAS X flight stick and throttle controller.
It’s a great controller for flight sims and Elite:Dangerous. The only problem is that the cord that connects the throttle assembly to the joystick is short. It’s long enough to reach across the width of a standard keyboard, but if the keyboard is any larger, or if you have a wide custom control panel living there instead, the length of the (permanent) cord is annoying.
So before I go cutting into my precious controller, I did a little research and discovered that it has 16 wires running through the cord. Happily there is a relatively simple solution that will accommodate them perfectly.
It’s a special connector most commonly used for ODB-II diagnostic hookups in cars.
This cable can be cut, then spliced to the joystick throttle connection cable, providing a quick disconnect between the two, as well as some handy extra length to play with.
This is where my Handy PAW will come into its own!
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