The Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog flight stick is a replica of the U.S. Air Force A-10C attack aircraft's flight pack, and is licensed by the U.S. Air Force.
Built from the ground up, completely out of metal, this flight stick looks, and feels just like the real A-10C flight pad. The stick includes two, four-direction hat switches, each of which has built-in push buttons; at the time, this was the first stick to incorporate these features.
Each of these buttons, and four-direction hat switches supply realistic pressure to simulate the real A-10C's flight pad. The HOTAS Warthog is a stand-alone joystick that requires no other devices to function.
The specifications for the HOTAS Warthog are impressive. Let us take a look at some of the features of this flight stick.
The HOTAS Warthog was designed to be a replica of the U.S. Air Force A-10C attack aircraft flight stick. We searched the web, and found this picture of a Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II cockpit. As you can see, Thrustmaster did a very good job of making the HOTAS Warthog flight stick look just like the real thing.
Next we have H.E.A.R.T., or Hall Effect AccuRate Technology. This consists of 3D magnetic sensors (Hall Effect), which allow surgical precision that will not decrease over time. The resolution of this is 16-bit (65536 x 65536 values), and it has a five coil spring system that allows for linear, smooth, and firm tension, without any dead zones.
The flight stick itself is made entirely of metal, and weighs over 6.6 pounds (3 kg). It has a detachable metal base plate, and can be mounted for desk or cockpit-style use. There are realistic pressure on buttons and triggers that mimic the real A10 flight stick. There are ninteen action buttons, with one eight-way "point of view" hat:
- 1x 8 way "point of view" hat
- 2x 8 way hats
- 1x 4 way hat with push button
- 1x metal dual trigger
- 2x push buttons
- 2x pinkie push buttons
For a PC interface, the HOTAS Warthog uses a USB connection, and has upgradable firmware. The software for the flight stick is T.A.R.G.E.T. (Thrustmaster Advanced pRogramming Graphical EdiTor) suite. This allows you to test, configure, and program the following:
HOTAS Warthog, MFD Cougar, HOTAS Cougar, T.16000M, and HOTAS Warthog Flight Stick.
The software features different programming levels, from basic to advanced, and also script with drag and drop principles.
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- Page 2 [Unboxing]
- Page 3 [HOTAS Warthog Flight Stick]
- Page 4 [Installing the Software]
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