View Full Version : Saitek, Logitech, Thrustmaster, step off. New CH HOTAS !!!!!!!

11-09-2009, 01:01 PM
I found this:



Quoting Revvin from the CH Hangar

I've spoken to Debby today as there has been a large amount of interest in the announcement I posted recently. I can confirm that an A-10C HOTAS is on their roadmap for a consumer release but there is no date set as yet. With a project as big as this - a completely new one-for-one, military-style HOTAS and a ground control station for the Reaper system - the design, the development time and tooling costs are very high and this is why it is not being introduced as a consumer product first. Remember CH Products still does all this in-house in the US and does not outsource to sub-contractors half way around the world. There are no plans as yet for a consumer version of the Reaper system as apart from support by Abacus there is no real demand from software for it.

I'll try and bring you more details as and when I can but suffice to say any new HOTAS from CH Products will not only have the same unrivalled build quality and support it will have also have support from the industry leading Control Manager software.



CH Products presents new Military Desktop Training Solutions

VISTA, California (October 28, 2009) – CH Products, LLC (www.chproducts.com) today announces new High Fidelity Controllers for Military Desktop Simulation applications. Products in development for winter 2009 include the A-10C HOTAS and Reaper GCS Console.

The A-10C HOTAS offers a one-for one split throttle and stick. The Reaper GCS Console is an all inclusive, affordable desktop training simulator and is designed to meet the training needs of the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security.

Both high fidelity solutions feature industrial grade components, driverless USB connectivity, and award-winning reliability. CH Products can meet or exceed your expectations in Cost, Schedule and Performance.

CH Products is proud to demonstrate, along with The Fighter Collection’s A-10C version of "The Battle Simulator", at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (http://www.iitsec.org/) in Orlando, Florida from Nov 30 – Dec 03, 2009. BOOTH 2819.

Actually I'm so happy b/c my ex's roomate said CH did mil grade hardware and he was right.

Not that I'm going to go out and buy it. Cuz I'm happy with what I got . . .

11-10-2009, 12:23 PM
Sounds great, but unfortunately it sounds like it's a long way off too. Logitech, Saitek, and Thrustmaster are going to be selling stuff by the time the official announcement is made for this thing. I need a new stick soon, hoping to talk the wife into one for xmas, and it doesn't seem like CH will be anywhere near ready for xmas http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif. I've always wanted to get CH stuff cause of the quality etc, but no rotaries is a no buy for me...

11-11-2009, 12:10 AM
That's a tease I don't see happening before BoB is out.

re CH Throttle? There is the Franken Potato mod. I think HaVoK has one. I know there's a UBI member that does. It mods the CH throttle to include rotaries and extra switches.

No rotaries was the biggest thing to overcome with my set up. I miss the tactile detent of the rotaries. But honestly, after a while I got used to feeling the plane's attitude and trimmed by that. I don't miss them now. If I were to buy another throttle and it was CH I'd want one with rotaries, but it's not a killer for me to not have it anymore.