PA24 Comanche TPM 1.0

A replica throttle, prop and mixture control for the PA24 Comanche with hall sensors and hydraulic damping. Also features a push-pull park brake.

Featuring hall sensors and hydraulic damping on all three of the throttle, prop and mixture levers, this is a very sturdy and durable unit. With thanks to A2A Simulations who shared CAD from their design studios to make this an accurate replica of the following Piper Comanche PA24 controls.

  • Throttle knob
  • Prop knob
  • Mixture knob
  • Park brake

Mounting

It has been designed to fit to a standard desk (maximum depth 40mm) and can be positioned alongside a yoke to achieve almost identical relative placement for an authentic immersive simulation experience.

Contents

This download contains everything you need to build the throttle and plug it into the standard AuthentiKit Universal Hub - available separately from here. The following items are included in this download.

  • All 3D printable CAD files (in STL or 3MF) format
  • Wiring diagram
  • Bill of Materials - other hardware parts (bearings, screws etc) you will need
  • Assembly steps
  • Print batches document - showing an image of all the parts and their orientation for printing
  • An inventory of the screws so you can cross check which screw size is used where

Sourcing Options

Everything you need to source the hardware and 3D print the parts is included in this free download however two other sourcing options are available:

  1. Purchase a hardware kit and print your own 3D parts - see https://www.simkitsupplies.com/product/pa24-tpm-starter/
  2. Purchase an all-inclusive kit of everything you need to assemble and use this unit with your favourite simulator - see https://www.simkitsupplies.com/product/pa24-tpm-allinc-kit/

Assembly Video

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    Reply from Administrator (Monday, 8:00 pm):

    Thanks for the review. Is that side to side play or in/out?

    Any learning/tips that would have made the wiring easier in hindsight?

    Side to side play causes the levers to move in/out enough to be noticeable in MSFS. They are secured tightly into the end piece inside the controller but still wiggle enough to cause a reading.


    Regarding the wiring, it would be easier if it came already done! I think it's ok, it's just very fiddly (for me) and I was worried that I would cause a short circuit and ruin the unit as I have no knowledge of wiring. The brake lever also randomly sends a signal in the MSFS C172 and I don't know why but suspect it's my wiring.

  • PA24 Comanche TPM

    Very good product. Easy to assemble with the help of the Authentikit video. Took me approximately 5 hours. Easy to calibrate it in Windows and set it up in MSFS2020. Excellent communication with Reuben. :thumbup:  :thumbup:  :thumbup:

    Reply from Administrator ():

    Ooops, sorry for my "it should take you not much more than an hour comment in the video"! Do you think any more tips from me might have made it quicker for you or were you just being cautious and steady with it?

  • Brilliant controls for the Comanche

    This is a really high quality product and brings so much more realism to the sim. Don't be put off by having to build it, the video and doc provided make it a breeze to do and actually really good fun. Highly recommended! :thumbup:

  • A great piece of kit!

    A very handy piece of kit and great fun to build, definitely a learning process for me, having never tried wiring before.

    It took me around 4 hours to build over an afternoon and, even though it got frustrating in places (wiring), I managed it and the feeling of satisfaction when you start it up for the first time and it all works is huge.

    I'm very grateful that you made this kit available as an all-in-one.

    I have just joined a Virtual Airline and need to fly the C172 first, so this is coming in very handy now for precise control.

    This is much more precise than the Logitech throttle quadrant I have been using until now.

    This unit will be staying under my desk and is quickly becoming a great companion for my flights.

    The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because of the slight play in the levers but I think that's being picky because it works perfectly and doesn't cost £500! Thank you Authentikit and SKS.

    Reply from Administrator ():

    See below for typical wobble. As the hall sensors are so sensitive you probably will get a reading change on jiggling it. I'd expect 1-2 change over the range of 4,096 so 0.05%. So if it's calibrated it shouldn't affect anything in flight even if the animation registers it. Please let me know if you get more than that. The joystick calibration tool will give the raw readout of data as you jiggle the knobs.


    Any learning/tips that would have made the wiring easier in hindsight?


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