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Really not a great offering after so many years since they did anything new

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Looks like a budget release aimed at the buyers of the upcoming Flight Simulator game. Makes sense in that regard.

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The throttle looks good, hopefully it would be well dampen with Nyogel 767A (LOL, in your dreams) and would get paired with somekind button box in future.

 

But the joystick. That is just cheap move.

 

They had a change to improve its downsides. So offer better palm rest, add a mini-joystick on top. Add couple 4-way + push hats on left and right as external modules. And then make the slider longer in center of base, as well add few switches to sides. One mini-stick to base would make joystick alone great addition for many uses without throttle.

 

But they simply added to colors swappable buttons to sides? Really? Really?!

 

They truly should have at least added that Nyogel 767A crease to both so one doesn't need to start missing modding right away.

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Cheap and nasty.....TM needs to be a bit more competitive with the likes of Virpil, VKB and Winwing!

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Why manufacturers insist on producing poorly thought out sticks, I will never know. It's not how many buttons you have, it's where they are. Stuff on the base is just inaccessible, no point in being there. That stick was bad the first time around, now they made it ugly.

 

Throttle looks.ok, though.

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I like the throttle, if only it had more buttons or switches

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Clearly meant for civilian sims. Even looks like it has thrust reversers, not so much afterburner detents? Unless you really really must have dual throttle, I think their TWCS is a far better budget option for DCS, it has a fairly generous amount of hat switches, sliders and buttons.

 

And for those 4x per year where you want asymmetric thrust, you can use the throttle on your joystick to control the right engine. I had it double mapped like that by accident, but it actually works. My single hotas throttle controls both engines, unless I move the throttle on my stick, then that moves the right engine throttle. Not ideal, because every time you move the main throttle again, both will move, buts its good enough for flat spin recovery or something.

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yea even its name is "airbus edition" I like civil sims but since I have warthog, I don't have a room for it.

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I don’t understand why people comment the lack of buttons on the stick.

Clearly it’s made to replicate A320 flight controls. Last time I flew the Airbus, I don’t remember seeing a whole lot switches on stick. Now if that’s a smart thing to design or not is another matter.

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Most interesting part is this clamp thing

 

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TM needs to also step up to the fighter aircraft. The Warthog is OK, and why the would build a throttle for the A-10 instead of the F/A-18 is beyond me. Been in the stick market since TM came out with a 'combat stick', a really crude one, they sent me a prototype a long time ago.

 

 

They now have a separate F/A-18 grip. TM now needs to add a replica F/A-18 throttle (revamp the Warthog?) AND sell a replica F-16 throttle.

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I was wondering the same.

Thrustmaster F/A-18 stick is perfect but the Warthog throttle is not close enough to F/A-18 hornet. A no go for me. I'm looking on the internet since months to find the perfect match, so frustrating(aerotronics, Winwing?). Just a set from Thrustmaster to change the buttons and UPGRADE the warthog throttle to F/A-18 hornet throttle would be great and I would buy the whole package the second it is on sale(anyway everything is sold out and prices are rising, we can see the consequence of Covid-19).

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Uhh, because the Warthog HOTAS came out ten years ago:

 

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Been trying to decide if the 'first officer' add ons are worth while for sim pittling, the Park Break/Landing gear knobs would be useful for Hornet and a bunch of other sims, I havent decided what to use the 2 extra axis for with Hornet though.

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I was wondering the same.

Thrustmaster F/A-18 stick is perfect but the Warthog throttle is not close enough to F/A-18 hornet. A no go for me. I'm looking on the internet since months to find the perfect match, so frustrating(aerotronics, Winwing?). Just a set from Thrustmaster to change the buttons and UPGRADE the warthog throttle to F/A-18 hornet throttle would be great and I would buy the whole package the second it is on sale(anyway everything is sold out and prices are rising, we can see the consequence of Covid-19).

 

Can I ask where your issue with the Warthog throttle is? I admit the switches dont reflect whats nearby on the Hornet, but they are close enough to be useful, I splurged on a custom TEK creations face plate and its been great since then, and while there are some differences between the throttle hat configs, you can achieve all the same functionality with minimal change of behaviour in your finger positions. Unless you are flying an actual hornet sim I would suggest based on my 25 hours or so in the hornet with it the Warthog gets you close enough to not lose anything in the experience.

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