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TM Hotas Warthog repairs.... O Ring replacement
« on: February 17, 2019, 11:56:46 AM »

Hi Guys,
I have a Warthog  Joystick that requires a repair, I was hoping someone here may be able to help - or has had the same problem in the past and fixed it.

My Joystick needs a new "O ring" and rather than try and explain in words, I have attached a couple of photos to describe the fault. I am led to believe that this is quite a common problem with this stick, and that once the rubber O ring has worked loose, it's replacement is necessary. (for the moment I have re-fitted the original O Ring, but it works loose again after a few dozen hours of use)  So has anyone here with a Thrustmaster Warthog Joystick encountered this problem? and what did you do to fix it?

Thanks in advance....
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Re: TM Hotas Warthog repairs.... O Ring replacement
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2019, 12:07:43 PM »

This guy offers replacement rings as community service :
http://www.hempstick.org/jforum/posts/list/7.page

Otherwise these fit but limit the sticks movement slightly, recalibration required :
https://www.esska-tech.co.uk/esska_eng_s/Replacement-seals-for-Guillemin-couplings-GMKDRX000000-11700.html,hlid=GMKDR20P0000&shoptype_set=b2c
(white, 64mm outer diameter)

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Re: TM Hotas Warthog repairs.... O Ring replacement
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2019, 12:20:01 PM »

That's really helpful ! Thanks Mike, :D

I also came across this guy whilst searching for possible solutions: https://warthog-extensions-by-sahaj.com/shop/silicon-o-rings/
But before I get in contact or part with any money.... anyone had dealings with sahaj ?

Thanks again :)
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Re: TM Hotas Warthog repairs.... O Ring replacement
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2019, 02:12:34 PM »

not me
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Re: TM Hotas Warthog repairs.... O Ring replacement
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2019, 02:23:04 PM »

not me

LMFAO!!! :D

(after careful consideration I decided not to write my post in the way that was suggested by you - Haaa! :D )
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Re: TM Hotas Warthog repairs.... O Ring replacement
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2019, 11:51:17 PM »

He's not hiding in anonymity, he's giving you his (german) cellular number, in germany he won't survive for too long if he'd just be a dud, and after all, this is him:
https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/2042-selling-thrustmaster-warthog-extensions/

I'd say it's safe to buy there and customers seem to be happy with other "extensions" he's offering on his site: https://www.reddit.com/r/hoggit/comments/4iijvh/warthog_extensions_by_sahaj_worth_it/

Probably a good choice.

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Re: TM Hotas Warthog repairs.... O Ring replacement
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2019, 12:17:00 AM »

Perfect. Thank you Mike for the information and vote of confidence.

I'm Ordering a replacement O Ring today.  I will post results when I've fitted the replacement, just in case anyone else here suffers the same problem in the future.

Kind Regards,
MDS1
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Re: TM Hotas Warthog repairs.... O Ring replacement
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2019, 03:28:06 AM »

Just an update fellas,

My replacement silicon 'O Ring' arrived after a few days from Poland, tracked First Class Post. I have fitted the replacement, and although early days, it works like a charm, the Joystick is back working properly like new. :D
It cost just 12 Euros (postage and packing included in the price). I have no hesitation in recommending Sahaj if you ever need to make this repair to your Thrustmaster Hotas Warthog.

I hope this may be of use to someone else who may have this problem in the future, and is unsure how to get it fixed.

Kind Regards,

MDS1
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Re: TM Hotas Warthog repairs.... O Ring replacement
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2019, 03:35:19 AM »

That's wonderful, congratulations.

IL-2 without a stick does not work well.

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Re: TM Hotas Warthog repairs.... O Ring replacement
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2019, 04:40:55 AM »

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