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Thrustmaster T. Flight HOTAS X

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Product Highlights

  • Replica Joystick
  • Detachable Throttle
  • POV Hat Switch
  • USB Plug-and-Play
  • 12 Programmable Buttons & 5 Axes
  • Adjustable Resistance
  • Weighted Base for Stability
  • Internal Memory
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You Pay: $44.88

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The T. Flight HOTAS X from Thrustmaster is a programmable joystick and throttle that is compatible with PCs and PS3 systems for realistic flight simulation. It conveniently plugs directly into the USB port on your system for instant takeoff. The HOTAS (Hands on Throttle and Stick) joystick features a large throttle that you can use to control the acceleration of your aircraft. The throttle is detachable, so you can detach it to re-create authentic piloting conditions.

Depending on your style of gaming, you might like an ultra-sensitive joystick that responds to slight touches. With a firmer joystick, it offers more resistance when you move it. The resistance of the T. Flight HOTAS X is adjustable in order to adapt to your personal preferences.

With the rudder function, a plane corresponds to the pedals used by the pilot to turn the steering, allowing the plane to pivot around its vertical axis to run the plane left or right. The rudder function is accessible on the joystick or via the rocking button on the throttle. On Playstation 3 and PC in "4 axes" mode, the rocking button is combined with the handle's rotation. On a PC in "5 axes" mode, the rocking button is independent of the handle's rotation and therefore provides an additional progressive axis.

When you're in the middle of a crucial operation, seeing your placement is important. The joystick features a POV hat switch to let you instantly view everything that's going on around your plane, in games that support this function. Different views are programmable like rear, left, right and external views.

Inside the joystick, an internal chip saves all of your "MANUAL PRESET" programming even when the joystick is switched off or disconnected. You can save a different manual preset for each platform used. With the "MAPPING" button, you perform programming like switching the position of buttons, switching axes between themselves or switching the two directions of the same axis.

Throttle control is realistically sized, detachable and ergonomically designed
Plug-and-Play connection makes it easy to install with all functions pre-configured for immediate take-off
Trigger for brakes (civil flight) for rapid fire (military flight) and multi-directional hat (panoramic view)
MAPPING button allows for all functions to be switched around between each other
PRESET button lets you switch from one program to another while playing
Dual system aerodynamic control by rotating the handle (with integrated blocking system) or by progressive tilting lever
High precision joystick features adjustable resistance
Internal memory allows you to save your programming even when the joystick is disconnected
12 buttons are programmable and 5 axles are entirely programmable
Wide hand rest offers optimal comfort while you're in flight
Configurations by default:

PS3: Afterburner Climax by Sega
PS3: Blazing Angels 2 by Ubisoft
PS3: IL-2 Sturmovik Birds of Prey by 505 Games
PS3 and PC: Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X by Ubisoft
PS3 and PC: Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.2 by Ubisoft
PC: Flight Simulator X Microsoft

UPC: 663296413697
System Requirements Windows: XP, Vista or 7
Playstation 3 Console
USB Port
Buttons 12 Programmable
Packaging Info
Package Weight 4.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.6 x 10.6 x 9.4"
Thrustmaster T. Flight HOTAS X
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    ThrustmasterT. Flight HOTAS X
     
    4.6

    (based on 32 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (23)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

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    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (24)
    • Easy to setup (22)
    • Improved game play (21)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gaming (27)
    • Entertainment (4)
    • Interactivity (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Hardcore gamer (12), Frequent player (11), Casual gamer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (27), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent Flight Stick

    The T. Flight HOTAS X is a quality flight stick at an affordable price. It come with no software, it's completely plug and play through the USB plug. So no worries about installation...Read complete review

    The T. Flight HOTAS X is a quality flight stick at an affordable price. It come with no software, it's completely plug and play through the USB plug. So no worries about installation or annoying updates.

    The 18" cord connects the throttle to the joystick which is plenty of room to maneuver the unit between your thighs and position the throttle on a small table to your left just like a real cockpit if you want to.

    The base is solid and overall the ergonomics is superb and feels right in your hands. There's an adjustable knob at the bottom of the joystick to change the resistance of the "play" to the user's preference.

    There are programmable 14-buttons and a hat on top of the joystick. And I use them all. Overall, it's an excellent buy for under $50.

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    Not very versatile

    I brought this joystick primarily for PC gaming, with PS3 compatibility as a bonus. The feel of the stick was very comfortable and easy to use. The midpoint of the throttle has resistance...Read complete review

    I brought this joystick primarily for PC gaming, with PS3 compatibility as a bonus. The feel of the stick was very comfortable and easy to use. The midpoint of the throttle has resistance to indicate where 0% thrust would be (to go further backward would be reverse thrust). All in all, the buttons were very responsive. However what results in the negative rating is that the joystick is not very customizable for PC gaming. The only customization that you can do is switching one button's function for another. There is no software to install where you can record keystroke for a button. Some people would say just use the game's settings to dictate what each joystick do however not all games are very detailed in settings. For instance, I would like to use the HAT switch to do something other than for view options but the flight simulation game that I was playing would not allow me to customize the HAT switch. I find myself missing my old Microsoft Sidewinder Precision 2 which included softwares that offer alot of customization. For this reason, I decided to return this joystick.

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    4.0

    Great controls for space simulations.

    By Cmdr Tris Majestus

    from Nashua, NH

    About Me Frequent Player

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Improved Game Play

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Games

      Comments about Thrustmaster T. Flight HOTAS X:

      I bought the T. Flight HOTAS X especially to play Elite: Dangerous. It is a really great control system for the game, allowing full control of all essential controls with room to spare. The stick moves very smoothly. The only downside is that it is a little light, and if you turn up the stick resistance that could cause the stick to lift off of the desk.

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      5.0

      T. Flight HOTAS X

      By Swoop-MAV

      from Music City

      About Me Frequent Player

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast Setup
      • Good Price
      • Good quality
      • Improved Game Play
      • Out Of The Box
      • Thrustmaster Name You Can
      • Trust

      Cons

      • Are A Bit Short But
      • Cable That Connects The 2
      • Workable

      Best Uses

      • Games

      Comments about Thrustmaster T. Flight HOTAS X:

      Was looking for a good flight stick throttle combo and came across this great product . I read the reviews that had so many for this product , all i can say that has not already been said is , this is a great product for the price , i use it every day for msfs ( Microsoft flight simulator ) and this works flawlessly straight out of the box , plug n play .
      My OS is WIN 7 , have no problem with it what so ever . I STRONGLY RECOMMEND this as Thrustmaster makes good quality products. You will not be dissapointed.

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      5.0

      Low Price, Great Performance

      By Frank K

      from Woonsocket, RI

      About Me Hardcore Gamer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast Setup
      • Improved Game Play

      Cons

      • Throttle A Bit Sticky

      Best Uses

      • Games

      Comments about Thrustmaster T. Flight HOTAS X:

      The low end of the HOTAS market this is, none the less, a credible game controller. You can lock out the twist rudder control on the joystick and use the paddle on the throttle (3 axis), or use the twist and assign the paddle to another function (4 axis).

      I tweaked mine with some power curve software and I'm very happy with the accuracy I can attain. I like that it can bolted together or separated into two pieces. The only HOTAS that allows you that option. I use it on my PC, it works with a Play Station too.

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      4.0

      Elite dangerous

      By Connor

      from DC

      Comments about Thrustmaster T. Flight HOTAS X:

      This flight stick serves its purpose, everything came as packaged. The only thing is that it feels slightly cheap with the plastic casing but overall it is a good flight stick for PC

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      3.0

      A Great, Low Cost Flightstick

      By Spry

      from Toms River, NJ

      Comments about Thrustmaster T. Flight HOTAS X:

      The Hotas X Flightstick is a great and low-cost stick that's easy to use, has complete hands-off operation of flight sims. The throttle isn't the most responsive, and the hat has run into some compatibility issues, but overall the stick and the operation is smooth and responsive. For the price , you get a lot of functionality.

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      4.0

      Works on iMac

      By Nathan

      from Florida

      About Me Casual Gamer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Thrustmaster T. Flight HOTAS X:

            Purchased for use on iMac to play Warbirds and X-Plane. All buttons function, both twist and rocker available as separate channels.

            Feels sturdy. I like that the throttle has a center detente instead of at the end of the throw like on the Thurstmaster Top Gun, but would prefer no detente at all. Same with the joystick... tension is adjustable, but the detente in the middle is rather firm.

            HOTAS setup is decent. More buttons than my old Top Gun joystick, which has held up well, over ten years. Some buttons are oddly placed: 8 under the base of the thumb, 9 and 10 under the middle and tip of the left index finger. Could be more buttons on the joystick: e.g. ring, middle, and pinky fingers, lower thumb rest.

            Best inexpensive option for flight sims. Recommended.

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            5.0

            AMAZING PRODUCT

            By Matthew T.

            from OREGON

            About Me Frequent Player

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Cheap
            • Easy To Use
            • Fast Setup
            • Improved Game Play

            Cons

            • Have To Set Up Threw Game
            • No Control Software

            Best Uses

            • Games

            Comments about Thrustmaster T. Flight HOTAS X:

            this was sold out in every pplace i looked except here still cheap i think i got it for $ bucks and works amazing been using it for elite dangerous and arma 3 and i love it!!!! amazing work guys keep it up!!!!

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            4.0

            Good quality casual HOTAS

            By Kagakusha

            from Arkansas

            About Me Casual Gamer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast Setup
            • Improved Game Play

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Games

              Comments about Thrustmaster T. Flight HOTAS X:

              I use this with Elite: Dangerous, and it has greatly improved by flying skills. I was mouse and keyboard before (which works fine) but this makes flight much more intuitive. Combat has gotten much easier, and the POV switch is excellent for menus.

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              5.0

              Works Great for Elite Dangerous

              By Markus

              from Wisconsin

              About Me Frequent Player

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast Setup
              • Improved Game Play

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Games

                Comments about Thrustmaster T. Flight HOTAS X:

                Very happy with this flightstick. It comes in two pieces but I found it to be more stable assembled into one piece. Replced a 15 year old flightstick I was playing Elite Dangerous with. Very configurable in game.

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                5.0

                Elite: Dangerous Never Felt So Good

                By BrainHurricane

                from Atlanta, GA

                About Me Hardcore Gamer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Games

                    Comments about Thrustmaster T. Flight HOTAS X:

                    Didn't want to spend [$]+ for a HOTAS, so I picked this guy up. Thankfully, B&H had them in stock for less than [$].You know the specs, so, here's some pros and cons:Pros:* Weighted Base* Enough easily accessible buttons to handles tons of functions* Throttle has a clear deadzoneCons:* Maybe it's just me, but there appears to be a deadzone with the stick - mushy is the wrong word, but it feels like there is a millimeter or two in either direction on x and y axes before it begins to register. Took me a day to adapt, now I don't notice it* The cable connecting the throttle and stick is short- I have a Razer Black Widow Ultimate and the cable is barely, barely long enough to have the throttle on the left of the keyboard and the stick on the right. I moved the mouse to the right of the stick and it solved the issue.At the end of the day, for the price, 5 stars.

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                    5.0

                    Best Value for the Money!

                    By SirPotatos

                    from Las Cruces, NM

                    About Me Hardcore Gamer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Improved Game Play
                    • Most Of The Buttons Have
                    • Very Comfortable Even Wi

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Games

                      Comments about Thrustmaster T. Flight HOTAS X:

                      I bought this primarily to use to play Elite Dangerous on the PC.

                      Pros:
                      -Very comfortable, even with my large hands.
                      -Most of the buttons have good tactile response.
                      -Has a decent amount of buttons, but a few more would have been nice.
                      -Adjustable resistance on the stick is very nice to have.
                      -PRICE: There is really not another stick in this price range that has the same feature set and quality.

                      Cons:
                      -Build quality is OK, not great, it definitely feels like plastic but at the same time it feels sturdy and the plastic doesn't give anywhere.
                      -Could have been a little heavier, on occasion it will shift while using, but not as long as you don't press overly hard.
                      -No driver software, so you have to map buttons IN GAME, which is fine in Elite Dangerous with it's excellent mapping features, but could be challenging if a game does not have good remapping options.

                      Overall:
                      For this price point, the T. Flight is a fantastic buy. Reasonable build quality, enough buttons for most games, and a price that can't be beat for a HOTAS with this feature set. Button mapping software, a few extra buttons, and a heavier base would have been nice, but they did all this at this price, so it's a great value. Highly recommend as a beginner HOTAS.

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                      5.0

                      Great budget HOTAS for Elite:Dangerous

                      By Nick

                      from Houston, TX

                      About Me Frequent Player

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast Setup
                      • Improved Game Play
                      • Very comfortable

                      Cons

                      • A Bit Bulky

                      Best Uses

                      • Games

                      Comments about Thrustmaster T. Flight HOTAS X:

                      B&H was the only vendor I could find still carrying this HOTAS setup, and I am really grateful to have gotten one before they run out like every other website. This setup is great as an entry level HOTAS for flight sims. After this model, it's hard to find anything under $120 and it rapidly goes up to $400 for the top of the line stuff. The base may be a bit more clunky than the expensive stuff, but I think I can still build this into a DIY flight chair without much trouble.

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                      5.0

                      I'll be coming back for future purchases

                      By ED

                      from Woodstock,GA

                      About Me Hardcore Gamer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast Setup
                      • Improved Game Play

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Games

                        Comments about Thrustmaster T. Flight HOTAS X:

                        Everything was great.I Can't even complain.

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                        4.0

                        Great stick for the money

                        By Xann

                        from SLC, UT

                        About Me Hardcore Gamer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast Setup
                        • Improved Game Play
                        • Just Plain Fun

                        Cons

                        • Interconnect A Bit Short

                        Best Uses

                        • Entertainment
                        • Games
                        • Interactivity
                        • Spaaaaaaaace

                        Comments about Thrustmaster T. Flight HOTAS X:

                        The Thrustmaster T. Flight HOTAS perfroms way above its paygrade. Yes it's plastic, no it doesn't weigh a ton, but it doesn't move around during use. The feel of the stick and throttle are great, with the stick's resistance being adjustable via a knob on its underside. Button placement is great, and the built in button mapping means you get the controls you want, where you want them, even on games that dont allow custom mapping. I love that the throttle seperates from the stick, but the cable between them could have been a bit longer. It is juuuust long enough to allow my keyboard to sit between, so larger setups will be out of luck. Overall, its 10% less stick for 1/2 or 1/3 the competition's price.

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                        5.0

                        Improve flight control

                        By theAce

                        from Fremont, CA

                        About Me Gaming Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Improved Game Play

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Games

                          Comments about Thrustmaster T. Flight HOTAS X:

                          My son plays H.A.W.X 2 using an old Attack3 stick.
                          I bought the HOSTA X to replace the old one. The boy plays passed 3 levels in 2 hours. He's so happy and told me that the new stick helps him to be an 'Ace'.
                          The device is well built. Expected to last for a long time.
                          It's little odd to me that why the engineers choose to use the Allen key screws at the bottom to attach the throttle to the main stick. While phillip screws were used to attached the bottom covers, which will not be removed often.

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                          5.0

                          A Lot for the Money

                          By megadirk

                          from Redding, CA

                          About Me Hardcore Gamer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast Setup

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Games

                            Comments about Thrustmaster T. Flight HOTAS X:

                            5 Stars is given for overall performance for price. This a $ joystick with much better ergonomics than other in the price range. Everything works as advertised. I have been using it with Elite Dangerous on a Windows 8.1 custom machine. Drivers downloaded and installed automatically and all buttons were programmable within Elite Dangerous.0% Throttle is a little hard to get at first without looking at the on screen HUD.It's made of plastic, feels like it's made of plastic, BUT doesn't feel like anything is going to break.For $ it's cheap enough where buying another one isn't going to kill you if it happens to break, but it feels like it will last a while.Great stick overall.

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                            5.0

                            Great starter HOTAS

                            By Drudge

                            from Redding, CA

                            About Me Hardcore Gamer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast Setup
                            • Improved Game Play
                            • Stick Smoothness A-

                            Cons

                            • Throttle Smoothness C

                            Best Uses

                            • Elite Dangerous

                            Comments about Thrustmaster T. Flight HOTAS X:

                            I am very happy with this hotas from thrustmaster. Even tho it is only an entry level hotas it is surprisingly well built. It has everything you will need for your first hotas setup. The only thing that may need a little improvement is the throttle isn't as precise as some of the other much more expensive hotas setups. Overall you definitely get more than what you pay for in this hotas. The stick is very smooth and everything seems to be durable.

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                            5.0

                            Great Price - Just as described

                            By DuckfanKen

                            from Eugene, OR

                            About Me Hardcore Gamer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast Setup
                            • Improved Game Play

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Entertainment
                              • Games
                              • Interactivity

                              Comments about Thrustmaster T. Flight HOTAS X:

                              Purchased this item through B&H and they shipped it immediately. Great price, great deal, thank you!

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                              5.0

                              Best Value Joystick/Throttle Combo avail

                              By Anthony

                              from Brooklyn, NY

                              About Me Hardcore Gamer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Can Separate Joythrottle
                              • Sturdy

                              Cons

                              • None

                              Best Uses

                              • Games

                              Comments about Thrustmaster T. Flight HOTAS X:

                              I've been using this device for Elite Dangerous and War Thunder and have been very pleased. The build quality is great and it feels very solid to the touch.Worked instantly with most games, and set-up was effortless. Compared to other options, this is really the only Joystick/Throttle combo available for a decent price.

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                              5.0

                              T. Flight HOTAS X by Thrustmaster

                              By STP

                              from CHINO,CA

                              About Me Frequent Player

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fast Setup

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Thrustmaster T. Flight HOTAS X:

                                  Works excellent.

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