Author Topic: TCS announces a new WiFi throttle: Not impressed.  (Read 908 times)

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Onizukachan

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Re: TCS announces a new WiFi throttle: Not impressed.
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2019, 06:30:16 PM »
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I wish withrottle would support using the volume keys in IOS for incremental changes to throttle.
That’s it.
I like having self labeled buttons for cabin lights, etc for locos that may have lighting functions located on different buttons. Especially between sound and non sound installs!

I was excited at $50. At 300... no thanks.

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Re: TCS announces a new WiFi throttle: Not impressed.
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2019, 07:28:20 PM »
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I wish withrottle would support using the volume keys in IOS for incremental changes to throttle.
That’s it.
I like having self labeled buttons for cabin lights, etc for locos that may have lighting functions located on different buttons. Especially between sound and non sound installs!

I was excited at $50. At 300... no thanks.
I thought apple does not allow the volume keys to be used by app developers
"Noooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!"

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Re: TCS announces a new WiFi throttle: Not impressed.
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2019, 09:08:00 PM »
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I thought apple does not allow the volume keys to be used by app developers

Correctamundo.
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Re: TCS announces a new WiFi throttle: Not impressed.
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2019, 12:05:54 PM »
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I wish withrottle would support using the volume keys in IOS for incremental changes to throttle.

For me, the volume/throttle control with the android Engine Driver is a real plus.  Much finer control than the touch screen sliders.

With multi-throttle "consist" of non-speed matched locos I can make the couplers slack/unslack at will.

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Re: TCS announces a new WiFi throttle: Not impressed.
« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2019, 04:48:24 PM »
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FWIW, The TCS throttle will also support their upcoming command station, and future CAN-bus based LCC.

I'm working on my own hand-held WiThrottle project on the side— if I ever get it done, it may show up on the MRCS site.

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Re: TCS announces a new WiFi throttle: Not impressed.
« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2019, 04:50:05 PM »
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Correctamundo.

Yep.  Volume buttons aren't re-mappable (even though they are).  A couple of bad apps ruined that for everyone I guess.

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Re: TCS announces a new WiFi throttle: Not impressed.
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2019, 08:00:08 PM »
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Pre-ordered mine. I did scoff at the price at first, but then I trust TCS to make a quality product so jumped in. Besides, it's either this or cough up the upgrade fee (+international shipping) to make my DT402 duplex, and that's still locked to Digitrax radio hardware. Phones are nice but the lack of tactile feedback is a dealbreaker for me.