KANTTORIN KONE Throttle Console

I design and build metal throttle consoles for WWII flight simulators and virtual pilot's home cockpits. If you feel the modern HOTAS-controllers are unsuitable to your Second Worl War home cockpit this is a great choice to you. Console has more axles, levers, steering wheels and buttons than any other similar throttle unit in the game controls marketing. I have a mirrored left-handed version too.

Technical features

KANTTORIN KONE throttle console is planned to function with IL-2 Sturmovik Great Battles, IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs Of Dover and DCS World simulator's WWII fighters, jabos and two motor bombers.

The metal case of the console has manufactured (laser-cutted and bended) industrially and painted in the professional paintshop to dark gray with the metal sheen.

The Console has two durable and sharp vintage style mechanical GVL levers (throttle and RPM) which have magnetic hall sensors. The designer and manufacturer of the metal levers is very respected Ukrainian simulator controllers maker Vitaly Goryansky alias GVL224. He is also the designer of the MJ16/GVL224 USB-circuit board which is the "brain" of this console.

Kanttorin Kone Throttle Console - plan scheme.

These functions in the plan picture above are only for example how you can map that console in the IL-2 Sturmovik Great Battles simulator. All the buttons and switches are separated to the different sub groups so you can handle and find them easy with the VR-glasses too. For example all the motors functions are in the console's rear end and the flight functions are in the front end.

  • Metal case: Industrially laser cutted, bended and painted (1,5 mm steel)
  • Metal case dimensions: 360 mm (plate lenght) x 160 mm (case width) x 50 mm (case height)
  • 1 x MJ16/GVL224 circuit board: multifunction flight simulator cockpit USB-controller
  • 1 x GVL224 Throttle lever with MagRez hall sensor: new 3D-printed handle with 8 buttons
  • 1 x GVL224 RPM lever with MagRez hall sensor: new 3D-printed handle
  • 1 x Vishay Spectrol 533 Precision potentiometer axis: Bf109/Ju52/MC.202 stabilizer wheel
  • 5 x Analog potentiometer axis: oil/water radiators, inlet/outlet cowling flaps and mixture
  • 3 x Digital rotary encoder axis: elevator (pitch), rudder (yaw) and aileron (roll) trimms
  • 6 x Push buttons: mission briefing, bomb sight, turrets, motors selecting etc.
  • 8 x On-Off toggle switch: lights, canopy, tailwheel, bomb doors, air brakes etc.
  • 5 x On-Off-On momentary toggle switch: FW 190 stab./pitch trim, autopilot left-right etc.
  • 2 x On-Off-On micro toggle switch: keyboard comms as ALT-TAB, ESC, STATS, HUD etc.
  • 6 x On-Off-On stationary lever switch: gears, flaps, radiators, propeller pitch etc.
  • 1 x Five position rotary switch: flare pistol's flare colors
  • 1 x Covered On-Off toggle swith: eject
  • 1 x Five way thumb micro switch: zoom in/out, Track IR-center, autopilot on/off etc.
  • Together up to 68 different switch, pulse and button functions

Price 495 € + shipping

AUTUMN 2018: Sales only to European Union Countries.
FROM JANUARY 2019: International sales to USA, Canada, Australia and Asia

New Throttle and RPM handles!

Kanttorin Kone Throttle Console - New 3D model and printed handles to Throttle and RPM levers.

3D engineer and expert Pentti "Buffalo" Kurkinen designed a totally new handles to the throttle console. First 3D-prints are coming sales on September and all the new throttle consoles are provided with it from now on. More information is coming after prototypes are tested. Throttle handle contains three extra buttons, all together eight button functions.

Customers who have the old aluminum/rubber throttle and RPM handles can exchange to this new model either sending the whole throttle console to me or install it themselves with instructions attached with the handle shipment. Installation, exchange of the 5-way toggle switch and threading new cables through the lever shaft requires two hours work and a little bit experience for electronics. I inform soon what is the updating price to this product.

Components

GVL224 metal levers wit the Magrez hall sensors are manufactured in Ukraine. Some high quality components used in this console.

The new console version has a high class and durable new component: a heavy duty VISHAY SPECTROL 533 precision potentiometer for the stabilizer wheel axis. It turns three times around it's axis (3 x 360 degrees = 1080 degrees) and it's very sharp and realistic Bf 109's, M.C. 202's and Ju52's stabilizer wheel.

Subscriptions and Questions

I'm getting new subscriptions on Autumn 2018 from Europe, America, Australia and Asia. If you want more information of the product, please send me E-Mail or Subscription Form from the Contact Page »

Printable template picture

Kanttorin Kone Throttle Console - Printable A4-size template picture to key mapping. Click to enlarge!

LLv34_Flanker's Home Cockpit

LLv34_Flanker's home cockpit: Kanttorin Kone Throttle Console, Baur 109 pedals (becoming) and Baur's KG13 Grip (Luftwaffe) stick.

LLv34_Flanker wrote in the IL-2 Sturmovik forum: "Can recommend this throttle. Solid build and has the vintage look without being impractical in the layout. And service has been top notch!"

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Product Pictures

Kanttori's Throttle Console - production model.

Kanttori's Throttle Console - production model.

Kanttori's Throttle Console - production model.

Most of the wiring cables are connected with screws and pin connectors: pots, buttons and switches are easy to change when needed.


LLv44_Kanttori's Home Cockpit

LLv44_Kanttori's home cockpit: 52 inch NEC Multisync monitor, Kanttorin Kone Throttle Console (prototype model 2),  Slaw Device 109 pedals and Baur KG13 Grip (Lufwaffe) stick.

Dutchman Huub's Home Cockpit

Huub's home cockpit: Warthog Joystick (tuned by himself), Thrustmaster pedals, Kanttori's Throttle Console, Gametrix Jetseat motorized seat, Oculus Rift Touch and a 46 inch Samsung monitor.

Huub alias "Hsthhsth" from Netherlands wrote in the IL-2 Sturmovik forum: I received this console a couple of weeks ago and I must say, it's awesome. It took some time to get the muscle memory (VR!) but now I would not want to use another console anymore. Compared to the Warthog console this is a whole new experience. Trimming the various axis and controlling the various coolers & shutters feels so much more "real"."

The quality is excellent and the help from Ismo in setting it up is very good. The key mapping in IL-2 is now only for the axis and rotary switches, all other buttons and switches are defined in the console. In one subject I changed the setup from Ismo's advice as I use Joystick Gremlin instead of SV Mapper to define the buttons and switches. SV Mapper does not recognize all key combinations and Joystick Gremlin does. So that made it a lot easier. A big "Thank You" from me to Ismo for this console.

LLv32_Modos's Home Cockpit

LLv32_Modo's home cockpit: 52 inch NEC Multisync monitor, Kanttorin Kone Throttle Console (prototype model 2), Slaw Device 109 pedals and Baur KG13 Grip (Luftwaffe) stick.

LLv32_Modo wrote in the IL-2 Sturmovik forum: Here is my cockpit with this new console. I absolutely love it! I also had the first (and bigger) two-engine version of this and I was very satisfied with it, too. But I must say that this smaller one-engine version is better and much more practical. And, besides, this has an engine selector which makes it easy to use with two-engine planes as well.

With a little exercise you can use it without having to look at it at all (so I’m looking forward and confidentially to the next generation VR glasses). Very well made, stabile, precise and enjoyable! This console is handmade in Finland, and I don’t know how long the delivery time is. But I know it's worth waiting for!

LLv44_Pena's Home Cockpit

LLv44_Pena's home cockpit: Oculus Rift VR-glases, Kanttorin Kone Throttle Console, Thrustmaster pedals and Warthog stick.

LLv44_Pena wrote in the IL-2 Sturmovik forum: "I recommend this throttle console. I have used actively this Black second edition already six months and it has been wonderful. I am a VR flier with Oculus Rift and everything in the console can be used without looking it. Also the Service has been best possible. I have used the console with IL2 and WT.

I include here a photo of my setup. It is not beautiful but I have targeted to maximum functionality without additional burden. I have a Warthog Joystick, tuned by myself, Thrustmaster pedals, Kanttoris throttle console, Gametrix Jetseat motorized seat, Oculus Rift Tough and a 46 inch Samsung display, which I normally cannot see. Computing power is i7 7700 and GeForce GTX 1080Ti. SS is fixt as 2 in SteamVR."

LLv44_Antsu's Home Cockpit

LLv44_Antsu's home cockpit: LG 42 inch 4K-monitor, Kanttorin Kone Throttle Console, some pedals and VKB Gladiator Pro stick.

LLv44_Antsu wrote in the IL-2 Sturmovik forum: "Yeah, I got this console about six months ago and I´m very pleased. The vintage outlook gives you a certain feeling while flying. Also it´s very handy and compact by it´s size. The buttons and swithes are very easy to learn to use without looking which is good forinstance for those using VR- glasses. The amount of buttons and switches is sufficient and therefore your keyboard is practically unnecessary while playing your game. As far as I know this console can also be used, not only with IL-2 Sturmovik Great Battles, with DCS and Clod...so, I recommend this product for everyone in the virtual sky!"

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