Universal Vintage Metal Throttle Consoles

I am building as handwork and also as a hobby universal "heavy duty" metal throttle consoles for flight simulators and home cockpits. If you think that the jet ages HOTAS-controllers with the digital displays are unsuitable to your classy retro cockpit this is a real choice to you!

These pictures in this page are from the fighter console prototypes witch I have made to myself and eight my Finnish squad mates. The final production models have much more functions than these prototypes but the main console idea is the same!

Fighter-bomber Console - Technical features

Fighter throttle console.

This model was at first only Fighter console, but now it has so many new buttons, pots and other features that you can use it with jabos and two motor bombers, too! The outer steel shell of the console will be manufactured and painted industrially for ex. as Luftwaffe gray or as Soviet cockpit colors.

The mapping example below has both Luftwaffe and Soviet 1-motor fighter's functions, but you can map it like you wish. 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. I am building these first new production models on December 2017 and the new pictures are coming soon.

  • Laser cut metal cover (1,5 mm stainless steel)
  • Metal case dimensions: 320 mm (lenght) x 160 mm (width) x 50 mm (height)
  • Mjoy 16 USB-circuit board as a "brains"
  • 2 x MagRez hall sensor axis to GVL224's Mechanic kits: throttle and RPM levers
  • 6 x potentiometer axis to radiators, mixture, cowling flaps and stabilizer wheel
  • 3 x digital rotary encoder axis to rudder, roll and elevator trimmers
  • 7 x metal push buttons to navigation map, autopilot on-off, motors selecting etc.
  • 8 x On-Off toggle switches for lights, canopy, tailwheel locking, air brakes etc.
  • 4 x On-Off-On toggle switches for FW190 trim stabilizer, autopilot left-right etc.
  • 4 x On-Off-On lever switches for gears, flaps, radiators, propeller pitch etc.
  • 1 x 4 position rotary switch for flare pistol and different flares
  • 1 x Covered On-Off toggle swith to eject
  • Throttle handle with 5-way thumb micro switch for zoom in/out, Track IR-center etc.
  • Together up to 46 different switch and button functions

Price 390 + shipping


W.I.P. Bomber Console - Technical features

Bomber throttle console.

This large Bomber Console is coming to production at the earliest on Spring 2018. The outer steel shell of the console will be manufactured and painted industrially for ex. as Luftwaffe gray or as Soviet cockpit colors.

  • Laser cut metal cover (1,5 mm stainless steel)
  • Metal case dimensions: 400 mm x 200 mm x 60 mm
  • Mjoy 16 USB-circuit board as a "brains"
  • 4 x GVL224's Mechanic kits: 2 x throttle and 2 x RPM levers with MagRez hall sensors
  • 4 x potentiometer axis to radiators and/or cowling flaps
  • 3 x digital rotary encoder axis to trim wheels (assigned to a small metal trimmer unit)
  • 10 x metal push buttons to map, autopilot, boost, flare pistol launching etc.
  • 3 x Covered On-Off toggle swithes to eject, air brakes and bomb bay doors/drop
  • 10 x On-Off toggle switches for lights, superchargers, propeller operations etc.
  • 6 x Big lever On-Off-On toggle switches for propeller pitch, radiators, flaps and gears
  • 6 x On-Off-On momentary toggle switches for bombs mode/delay, engine operations etc.
  • 1 x 4 position rotary switch for flare pistol and different flares
  • 1 x 4 position rotary switch to different gunner orders
  • 1 x rotary On-Off-On toggle switch to autopilot's left and right turn
  • 2 x Micro On-Off-On momentary toggle switches for keyboard comms: ESC-TAB-ICON-HUD
  • Together up to 64 different switch and button functions

Price 490 + shipping


Other features to the both models

  • Hand made production with high quality components
  • Two years quarantee to all components. If anything goes broken, I send a free new component
  • Big throttle handle material: aluminum tube covered with the heat shrink tubing rubber
  • RPM lever handle material: gray rubber
  • GVL224 metal levers have adjustable friction screws
  • Easy maintenance: many of the switches and buttons cables are assigned with the screws
  • With the VR Glasses pots, levers, switches and buttons are easily at hand

Accesories And Parts

GVL224 is manufacturing these mechanic levers. Some components which i use.

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Universal throttle Console pictures


New universal throttle Console without painting, its under construction.

New universal throttle Console without painting, its under construction.


My Cockpit And the Prototype Console


LeR3_Kanttori's home cockpit: 52 NEC Multisync monitor, Throttle Console prototype,  Slaw Device 109 pedals and Baur's KG13 Grip stick.

LeR3_Kanttori's home cockpit: 52 NEC Multisync monitor, Throttle Console prototype,  Slaw Device 109 pedals and Baur's KG13 Grip stick.

LeR3_Kanttori's home cockpit: 52 NEC Multisync monitor, Throttle Console prototype,  Slaw Device 109 pedals and Baur's KG13 Grip stick.

LeR3_Kanttori's home cockpit: 52 NEC Multisync monitor, Throttle Console prototype,  Slaw Device 109 pedals and Baur's KG13 Grip stick.


Modo's Cockpit And the Prototype Console


LLv32_Modo's home cockpit.