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Old 01-20-2013, 05:03 PM   #1
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Seeing as Matt W just announced the arrival of an F18 DCS Module, and because of the variety of missions that a multi-role ac of this nature will offer, I suspect it will be the most popular of DCS modules.

I wonder, therefore, do you think it plausible that Thrustmaster/Siatek will see this as a flag to start production of a dedicated F18 HOTAS?

Although it will directly affect sales of the A10 Warthog/X65 HOTAS's which a lot of people rushed out to buy on the back of the DCS A10 module, do you think that it will be too much to ask for an F18 HOTAS?

I wonder................
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:05 PM   #2
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DCS: A-10C was an official addon.

The announced F-18 is 3rd-party. I doubt they have ED's influence on TM or Saitek.
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The announced F-18 is 3rd-party.
Where was this said?

Personally, I'm holding out for a Thrustmaster Eagle.
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F-18C or F-18E?
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F-18E has a 3rd Partie. F-18C can be a 3rd Partie or a DCS addon.
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How hard would it be for thrustmaster to make a new stick that replaces the a10s. Obviously the throttle would stay the same but you would have a replica fa18 stick alot cheaper than replacing the whole lot.
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F-18C can be a 3rd Partie or a DCS addon.
Which is purely speculation until announced officially.

So far, we only know an F-18 is coming, which was already announced as 3rd-party.


From all we know 100% of the named modules in that last video are 3rd-Party addons. We've all got to keep that in mind, bevor we jump to conclusions that might not turn out as some expect.
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I wonder, therefore, do you think it plausible that Thrustmaster/Siatek will see this as a flag to start production of a dedicated F18 HOTAS?
I sure hope so. Of course nothing can be known for certain re DCS:Next but there have been enough hints to put an F-18C as the most likely.
I think an F18 HOTAS would sell really well in that scenario so there's a pretty decent chance at least one of those companies will make one. Maybe we'll even get one from both companies as they'll feel it's a large enough market to compete in.
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