Hotas Warthog is a complete replica of the throttles, control stick, throttles panel and LASTE control panel found, in the real A-10C attack aircraft.
All the buttons and HATs have all been engineered so that they have realistic tension values. That means that it takes the same amount of pressure to move or press a button or switch on the HOTAS Warthog as it does on the same control in a real A-10C. The result is an incredibly solid and impressive feeling. Considering these are the same button tensions used by real pilots, who fly wearing gloves, this is utmost reallistic. Altogether the HOTAS Warthog has seven analog axis and 86 button/switch positions.
The stick feels superb; it goes where you want it, when you want it. The HOTAS Warthog feels much better than all other HOTAS sistems and is much smoother mechanically. A very good feature is that The HOTAS Warthog requires slightly more force to move, and the required force stays completely constant throughout the range of the sticks motion. The HOTAS Warthogs coil spring design prevents the stick from oscillating about the joystick center.The coil spring design also means that there is absolutely no transition from the X to the Y axis and vice versa - a superb feature. Thrustmaster has made a huge improvement over all previous HOTAS sistems.
The HOTAS Warthog throttle comprises a replica A-10C dual throttle and throttle switch panel, complete with green LED backlighting. The toggle switches on the throttle base are even better than those on professional audio equipment. The throttle base is weighted to prevent slipping and tipping, and the throttles lock together via a magnetic post that slips into place in case you want them alligned.
Like the joystick, the throttle buttons and switches have all been engineered so that they have realistic tension values. The throttle axes have a fixed idle detent as in a real A-10C and an OPTIONAL afterburner detent (for simulating aircraft other than A-10C that have engines with afterburners).
Superb stick and throttle feel. Ball joint and helical spring mechanism provides smooth and precise joystick response. 2 throttle detents.
A superb product obviously comes with a high price.
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