Fulcrum is back with a few new updates regarding their Fulcrum One Throttle that is currently on Kickstarter seeking funding.
In the most recent update, Fulcrum shared the latest production sample clamp for the throttle itself. They said on the post that it is “really satisfying as it holds the quad completely solid. It is the same as our yoke clamp, 3mm thick steel with a single solid clamp wheel.” You can see a preview of it in action in the image above.
In addition, Fulcrum shared a CAD drawing of an optional clamp for people with wheel stands. “It will allow the same tilt that the desk mount will and can then be bolted to wheel stands and sim rigs. Pricing tbd after the throttle release but like all our products it will be reasonable and cheaper than offerings from other manufacturers.”
Last month, Fulcrum Simulations announced a new Kickstarter campaign for their new throttle set, the Fulcrum One Throttle. This all-metal construction has a smooth lever system and implements non-contact GMR magnetic sensors on each axis along with interchangeable lever tops for different aircraft types. To help enhance the value of the Kickstarter proposition, Fulcrum then announced they will be including the Pro Jetliner Series with all backers of the unit itself.
In order for the Kickstarter to succeed, Fulcrum will need to meet the funding goal of £50,000. There are currently three tiers available for those wanting to fund this Kickstarter:
£10 or more will see receive a Fulcrum Simulator Controls Mug.
£300 or more will see you receive a Fulcrum One Throttle. This is a limited deal and only 100 of these options exist.
£349 or more will see you receive the Fulcrum One Throttle.
Providing that the Kickstarter reaches its goal, Fulcrum says that the One Throttle will then start shipping from November 1st 2022. Each backer will get their item delivered via UPS. It’s also good to note that the Fulcrum One Throttle comes with a 2-year warranty for defects and also lifetime support.
As with any Kickstarter project, there are of course risks. Fulcrum has acknowledged that the past few years have seen supply chain issues, but they are hoping to mitigate this by sourcing locally and setting a realistic timeframe. Also, using Kickstarter to fund the project, means that Fulcrum can order large quantities of parts upfront which will help keep costs down and remain on time.
If a Fulcrum One Throttle sounds like something you want to add to your flight simulator set up, then you can pledge your support to the Kickstarter campaign here. As mentioned earlier, only if the Kickstarter is fully funded will the campaign be a success and funds will be passed to Fulcrum. If you want to take part, you have until Sat, July 2 2022 7:00 AM BST to pledge your support.