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Why doesn't thrustmaster move to metal cam based gimbals?


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I'm a proud owned of a thrustmaster HOTAS since last 5 months, But sadly I have started to get gimbal issues (unsurprisingly). I really like the grip but I wish they would upgrade to a more modern gimbal like the Vkb or Virpil ones. The gimbal design is more than a decade old, why won't they switch to a metal base considering the best technology seems to be cam based ones?

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Just get yourself a Virpil WarBRD base, get rid of the Thrustmaster one and mount it on the Thrustmaster base plate (more stable then the Virpil) and you have what you want.

Extra: You can overwrite the Virpil's VID nr with the one from the Thrustmaster base so the Thrustmaster software still recognize it as a Thrustmaster one.

Drawback: it will set you back a bit of $$.

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4 hours ago, Snape said:

I think if thrustmaster comes up with a cam design a lot of us would spend the extra dollahs

They have to come up with something better than other companies, and they haven´t done that since releasing Hotas Cougar over CH products two decades ago.

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TM probably does not think the cost of the metal gimbal system would get them the type of volume they look for out of their sticks.

But yeah thankfully we have VKB and Virpil that cater to our community.

I have a VKB stick along with a Virpil throttle and could not be happier with both.

Also have the original Virpil stick along with the original Gunfighter stick as well that I have retired.


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