KANTTORIN KONE Throttle Consoles

We design and build metal throttle consoles for WWII flight simulators and virtual pilots' home cockpits. If you feel the modern HOTAS-controllers are unsuitable for your Second World War home cockpit this is a great vintage looking choice for you. The big Bomber Console has more axes, levers, trimming wheels, buttons and switches than any other similar size throttle unit in the game controls market. Notice that we have a mirrored left-handed versions too.

Our throttle consoles are planned to function with the IL-2 Sturmovik Great Battles, IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs Of Dover, DCS World and War Thunder simulators' fighters, jabos/attackers and twin-engine bombers. They also works great in civilian simulators like MFS 2020.

Our consoles feature durable and precise vintage-style metal throttle and RPM levers as well as lever mechanisms on the inside. The axes of the levers have magnetic hall sensors so they are practically eternal. The designer and manufacturer of the metal levers is the experienced Ukrainian flight simulator controllers manufacturer GVL224. The metal case of the console has been laser cut and bent industrially at the JM Steel company in Joensuu and painted in a professional paint shop with a metallic black color.

96 buttons + 8 axis + 4 rotary encoders

Kanttorin Kone Throttle Console - Production model 2021.

Kanttorin Kone Bomber Console - Color coded wiring cables are soldered or connected with screws and pin connectors with the groups of eight buttons.

Kanttorin Kone Bomber Console - Production model.

Below are more pictures of Kanttori's and our old customers' home cockpits and Kanttorin Kone Consoles made in 2018 - 2020.

60 buttons + 8 axis

Kanttorin Kone Jabo Console - production model.

Kanttorin Kone Jabo Console - production model.

Kanttorin Kone Jabo Console - production model.

Kanttorin Kone Jabo Console - production model.

How to Order a Bomber or Jabo Console?

We have an international sales to European Union Countries, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and Asia. ATTENTION: The mechanics of throttle and RPM levers and also the prices of components in all international online stores have increased significantly due to the coronavirus pandemic and the war in Ukraine. The Ukrainian GVL224, from whom we order components, circuit boards and the mechanics of the throttle/rpm handles, now lives with his family as a war refugee in Germany. Production prices there are significantly higher than in Ukraine before.

In addition to this, components purchased from foreign online stores became subject to VAT in Finland in July 2021. Due to these reasons, we have had to increase the price of the Jabo console by approximately 10 percent (now EUR 495.00) and the price of the Bomber console by approximately 17 percent (now EUR 695.00). But it's worth it!

Advance and reservation fee

We charge our new customers EUR 200 for the Jabo console and EUR 300 for the Bomber console as an advance and reservation fee via PayPal. We order in advance the most expensive components from our subcontractors from Germany (GVL224), England and Finland. The rest of EUR 295 (Jabo console) or EUR 395 (Bomber model) is paid by PayPal when the throttle console is ready to be mailed. Shipping costs are added to the price, which are about 20 EUR for Finland Post. Delivery prices to EU countries via Shipit and UPS services are around 43 EUR.

NOTE: The waiting time is about three months from order to mailing. We have a summer vacation in July and a winter vacation in December, but we accept new orders all the time.

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LLv44_Kanttori's Home Cockpit

LLv44_Kanttori's home cockpit: 52 inch NEC Multisync monitor (1080p), Kanttorin Kone Throttle Console (Extended type), Slaw Device 109 pedals and Baur KG13 Grip (Lufwaffe) stick.

My home cockpit is also a very comfortable and ergonomic workstation, where I do computer work and code e.g. websites for my clients. Both sides of the 52-inch HD main screen have upright 28-inch auxiliary screens for working and when playing, for example, a navigation map, compass and other important things.

LLv44_Kanttori's home cockpit: 52 inch NEC Multisync monitor (1080p), Kanttorin Kone Throttle Console (Extended type), Slaw Device 109 pedals and Baur KG13 Grip (Lufwaffe) stick.

LLv44_Kanttori's home cockpit: 52 inch NEC Multisync monitor (1080p), Kanttorin Kone Throttle Console (Extended type), Slaw Device 109 pedals and Baur KG13 Grip (Lufwaffe) stick.

LLv44_Kanttori's home cockpit: 52 inch NEC Multisync monitor (1080p), Kanttorin Kone Throttle Console (Extended type), Slaw Device 109 pedals and Baur KG13 Grip (Lufwaffe) stick.

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Dutchman Huub's Home Cockpit

Huub's updated home cockpit:  VKB MCG Pro joystick, MFG Crosswind pedals, Kanttori’s Throttle Console, Gametrix JetSeat, Valve Index, Logitech G13 console and 34 inch Dell monitor.

Huub alias "Hsthhsth" from Netherlands wrote in the IL-2 Sturmovik forum: I received this console a couple of weeks ago and I must say, it's awesome. It took some time to get the muscle memory (VR!) but now I would not want to use another console anymore. Compared to the Warthog console this is a whole new experience. Trimming the various axis and controlling the various coolers & shutters feels so much more "real"."

The quality is excellent and the help from Ismo in setting it up is very good. The key mapping in IL-2 is now only for the axis and rotary switches, all other buttons and switches are defined in the console. In one subject I changed the setup from Ismo's advice as I use Joystick Gremlin instead of SV Mapper to define the buttons and switches. SV Mapper does not recognize all key combinations and Joystick Gremlin does. So that made it a lot easier. A big "Thank You" from me to Ismo for this console.

LLv32_Paganini's Home Cockpit

LLv32_Paganini's home cockpit: 48 inch monitor, Kanttorin Kone Throttle Console.

LLv32_Paganini wrote in the IL-2 Sturmovik forum: "I recently bought this excellent piece of vintage engineering. The console is a great immersion enhancer in IL-2 with it's numerous and properly "old fashioned" clicking switches and dials. Perhaps the best single detail for a Bf-109 driver is the big stabilizer wheel on the side (it's working now with all aircrafts' trim wheel). The wheel rotates three times 360 degrees and is thus super exact. It makes flying the 109 a real joy as trimming is an order of magnitude more precise than trimming with joystick buttons or keyboard.

In VR I use a Trackball mouse strapped to my left thigh with a Velcro strap (left in front of screen), so I don't need to reach for the keyboard while clicking around in the game interface. I don't have the space for a separate cockpit so I have to fit all the stuff in my normal work environment. Thus my stick is permanently mounted on the side and the Console itself sits on a movable side table so it can be pushed out of the way when not playing. The Console also serves as a steampunk-spirited work of art, even my wife admired it!"

LLv32_Modos's Home Cockpit

LLv32_Modo's home cockpit: 52 inch NEC Multisync monitor, Kanttorin Kone Throttle Console e (updated 2019), Slaw Device 109 pedals and Baur KG13 Grip (Luftwaffe) stick.

LLv32_Modo wrote in the IL-2 Sturmovik forum: Here is my cockpit with this new console. I absolutely love it! I also had the first (and bigger) two-engine version of this and I was very satisfied with it, too. But I must say that this smaller one-engine version is better and much more practical. And, besides, this has an engine selector which makes it easy to use with two-engine planes as well.

With a little exercise you can use it without having to look at it at all (so I’m looking forward and confidentially to the next generation VR glasses). Very well made, stabile, precise and enjoyable! This console is handmade in Finland, and I don’t know how long the delivery time is. But I know it's worth waiting for!

LLv44_WonJape's Home Cockpit

LLv44 Jape's home cockpit: 27 inch monitor, Kanttorin Kone Throttle Console (2018), Saitek pedals and Saitek Proflight yoke.

LLv44_WonJape flies mainly civilian simulators, ie passenger planes "from one continent to another". He flies on a virtual airline called BIGGLES AIRLINES with his friends. LLv44_WonJape is also involved in Squadron 44's Junkers Ju88 bomber pilot in the IL-2 Sturmovik Great Battles game. Here is his user experience of the console:

"I ordered this great gas console from Kanttor when he had already made them, accompanied by a few customer compliments. The installation instructions were so good that after a little head scratching, I got the console to work. Afterwards, I made small visual changes that the observant eye could notice. For the benefit of the console, it should be mentioned that the console is made mainly of metal parts. I enjoy civil aviation flight simulators and this console works great on it as well, and especially on propeller planes with the same type of operating equipment as wartime piston engine bombers. I have been satisfied."

LLv44_Pena's Home Cockpit

LLv44_Pena's home cockpit: Oculus Rift VR-glases, Kanttorin Kone Throttle Console, Thrustmaster pedals and Warthog stick.

LLv44_Pena wrote in the IL-2 Sturmovik forum: "I recommend this throttle console. I have used actively this Black second edition already six months and it has been wonderful. I am a VR flier with Oculus Rift and everything in the console can be used without looking it. Also the Service has been best possible. I have used the console with IL2 and WT.

I include here a photo of my setup. It is not beautiful but I have targeted to maximum functionality without additional burden. I have a Warthog Joystick, tuned by myself, Thrustmaster pedals, Kanttoris throttle console, Gametrix Jetseat motorized seat, Oculus Rift Tough and a 46 inch Samsung display, which I normally cannot see. Computing power is i7 7700 and GeForce GTX 1080Ti. SS is fixt as 2 in SteamVR."

LLv44_Antsu's Home Cockpit

LLv44_Antsu's home cockpit: LG 42 inch 4K-monitor, Kanttorin Kone Throttle Console, some pedals and VKB Gladiator Pro stick.

LLv44_Antsu wrote in the IL-2 Sturmovik forum: "Yeah, I got this console about six months ago and I´m very pleased. The vintage outlook gives you a certain feeling while flying. Also it´s very handy and compact by it´s size. The buttons and swithes are very easy to learn to use without looking which is good forinstance for those using VR- glasses. The amount of buttons and switches is sufficient and therefore your keyboard is practically unnecessary while playing your game. As far as I know this console can also be used, not only with IL-2 Sturmovik Great Battles, with DCS and Clod...so, I recommend this product for everyone in the virtual sky!"

LLv34_Flanker's Home Cockpit

LLv34_Flanker's home cockpit: Kanttorin Kone Throttle Console, Baur 109 pedals (becoming) and Baur's KG13 Grip (Luftwaffe) stick.

LLv34_Flanker wrote in the IL-2 Sturmovik forum: "I have been using the Kanttori´s Throttle for a while now. It works as intended and any problem I had with it was solved VERY quickly by Kanttori. For IL-2 it is a very good throttle. Set it up by instructions on the site and you are good to go. Mapping was easy and learning Joystick Gremlin ain´t too hard. In DCS it works without using Joystick Gremlin, but for modern jets I would need a bit different throttle. Not that this one would not work, but there are some things one could use like POV hats etc. But I fly mainly WW2 planes, so no real issue. Quality is solid and if you want to replace any of the switches they are easy to find from any electronics hobby store.

Can recommend this throttle. Solid build and has the vintage look without being impractical in the layout. And service has been top notch!"

Mirrored console to left-handed users

Kanttorin Kone Throttle Console - customized mirrored model to left-handed users.

In the picture above is a custom "mirrored" Bomber Console to my left-handed customer from the USA. He is going to use it on his table so there is a small bakellite 50mm (diameter) trim wheel instead of the big 120mm elevator trim/stabilizer wheel. All these customizations are possible to order with my current left or right-handed console models.

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