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Urufu_Shinjiro
06-18-2010, 10:37 AM
http://www.engadget.com/2010/0...s-warthog-flight-co/ (http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/17/thrustmaster-unveils-its-perfect-replica-hotas-warthog-flight-co/)


Flight sim aficionados tend to be a fanatical bunch. It isn't good enough if it isn't as realistic as humanly possible, and as technology improves more and more things get more and more possible. It's now been 10 years since Thrustmaster released its iconic HOTAS Cougar, a near-perfect replica of the F-16's Hands On Throttle and Stick, and now the company is following up with an even more realistic version for a very different sort of aircraft: the ground-pounding A-10C Warthog. It's as close as you can get to the real thing without getting commissioned, and we took it for a test-flight. Click on through for our impressions and some impressive footage of the thing in action.

Black_Ops7
07-13-2010, 01:03 PM
wow you can remove the base plate and put the stick between your legs.

http://www.simhq.com/_commentary/all_101b.html
and
http://www.simhq.com/_technolo...technology_175a.html (http://www.simhq.com/_technology3/technology_175a.html)


for me its a MUST HAVE

Waldo.Pepper
07-13-2010, 01:08 PM
Originally posted by Black_Ops7:
Wow you can remove the base plate and put the stick between your legs.

http://www.simhq.com/_commentary/images/all_101c_006.jpg

Disturbing optics.

Friendly_flyer
07-13-2010, 03:19 PM
Why, oh why do they always make these boring just-like-every-other-joystick designs? What is wrong with a descent spade grip? Brass firing button?

Plastic, pah! I'll get exited and all spendy when they start making stiks topped with something like this:

http://www.spitfirespares.com/SpitfireSpares.com/Website%20products%20133/Original%20Hurricane%20spade%20Grip%20001.jpg

thefruitbat
07-13-2010, 03:23 PM
I've asked santa for this, got a feeling he's going to tell me to poke it though http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y290/thefruitbat1/ScreenHunter_01Jul132225.jpg

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

Black_Ops7
07-14-2010, 09:20 AM
Originally posted by Friendly_flyer:
Why, oh why do they always make these boring just-like-every-other-joystick designs? What is wrong with a descent spade grip? Brass firing button?

Plastic, pah! I'll get exited and all spendy when they start making stiks topped with something like this:


First its not plastic. Its metal.
Second you are to late for the party...
There was a UK 2 person company who made these:
http://spitfiresite.com/2010/0...-product-review.html (http://spitfiresite.com/2010/04/spitsim-spitfire-cockpit-simulator-product-review.html)

But one of them died, i think the other one did not go on with the company.
Try to contact him if its your dream to have a full metal replica that works.

update to make guys drool:
Spitsim controls + 3 big screens vertical + track-ir
http://bbs.hitechcreations.com.../topic,272318.0.html (http://bbs.hitechcreations.com/smf/index.php/topic,272318.0.html)

Black_Ops7
07-14-2010, 10:30 AM
He i see that Tarmac aces are taking orders again.
And they have a new version of their rudder pedals

http://www.tarmac-aces.com/html/en/hangar.php

They got the stick for Messerschmitt 109, 110 and 262, the Focke-Wulf 190 lovers.

Friendly_flyer
07-17-2010, 01:38 PM
Originally posted by Black_Ops7:
http://www.tarmac-aces.com/html/en/hangar.php


That universal base looks ... interesting.