Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog Flight Stick and Throttle

Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog Flight Stick and Throttle

Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog Flight Stick and Throttle

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Product Highlights

  • Replica Joystick / Dual Throttles
  • Replica Backlit Control Panel w/ 5 LEDs
  • 51 Programmable Action Buttons
  • 7 Hat Buttons and 1 Trim Wheel
  • USB Plug-and-Play
  • Realistic Idle and Afterburner Detent
  • 3-D Magnetic Sensor Technology
  • Realistic Weighted and Metal Design
  • Software for Fully Programming Controls
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Thrustmaster HOTAS WARTHOG overview

  • 1Description

Since most of us can't readily cruise the skies in a real A-10C Warthog, however much we might desire, there's always the next best thing: the HOTAS WARTHOG Flight Stick and Throttle from Thrustmaster. This carefully crafted setup has the look, feel, and usability that might just make you wonder if it was pulled from the actual jet! In total, this setup from Thrustmaster features dual throttles with a metal hand rest, a weighted control panel underneath, and a detachable joystick that has a metal handle and a weighted base. Because it is USB-powered and plug-and-play, you can immediately get started. In terms of controller configuration and as a more advanced option, you can also use the free downloadable T.A.R.G.E.T software to test out and reprogram all of the controls on these components to your exact taste. You can even program keyboard functions into the controls.

With the software and hardware components, you will have a wide array of features designed to keep your "Hands-On-Throttle-And Stick" so that your gaming experience is as realistic, immersive, and keyboard-free as you like. The joystick boasts 19 action buttons and one 8-way "point of view" hat. Each of these buttons as well as the trigger requires an amount of pressure realistic to the actual Warthog aircraft's controls.

To ensure stellar precision, the joystick utilizes a so dubbed, "H.E.A.R.T HallEffect AccuRate Technology", or a magnetic sensor system that senses the position of the joystick as you use it. While many joysticks utilize mechanical sensors that physically wear down over time and end up degrading the precision of the joystick, Thrustmaster's use of magnetic sensors prevents mechanical friction. In turn, this lack of friction means that your joystick's precision remains stellar and intact over time. The level of precision is also enhanced by the absence of any dead zones, so that even the slightest movement of the joystick results in a reaction. Beyond these features, the joystick is 16-bit, has a 5-coil spring system, a detachable metal plate for desk or cockpit use, and a detachable handle that you can switch out with the HOTAS COUGAR handle. You can also switch your HOTAS WARTHOG handle with the HOTAS COUGAR joystick base as well.

A close second to the joystick, the Dual Throttles have a total of 17 action buttons. The Dual Throttles also have 1 mouse hat with a push button and one 8-way "point of view" hat. Each of these buttons requires an amount of pressure realistic to that of the actual Warthog's controls. Much like the joystick, the dual throttles also utilize the H.E.A.R.T HallEffect AccuRate Technology for ensuring stellar precision over time and eliminating the wear of mechanical friction.

In addition, the dual throttles feature a few different systems for extended realism. There's a locking system so that you can lock the throttles together and control both aircraft motors together. You can also unlock the throttles and use them to separately control each motor. Aside from that system, the throttles allow switching between IDLE and AFTERBURNER detents with a "Pull & Push" system like that found in the actual Warthog aircraft. As you use the Pull & Push system, you can also utilize a third system with the friction wheel attached on the control panel. It allows you to increase or decrease the amount of resistance you feel when moving the throttles. If you want more or less resistance to ensure better control, give that wheel a turn.

In terms of that control panel, you will have 15 action buttons as well as one TRIM wheel at your service. Like the throttles and joystick, these buttons require an amount of pressure comparable to that of the actual Warthog's controls. In addition, the panel features 5 programmable LEDs and adjustable backlighting in case you're in low-light conditions.

All told, the HOTAS WARTHOG Flight Stick and Throttle from Thrustmaster might be the next best option to actually flying but for flight simulators, consider it your first choice.

Replica Joystick

19 action buttons in total and one 8-way "point of view" hat
Realistic pressure on buttons and trigger
Detachable metal plate for desk or cockpit-style use
Replica shape
Detachable handle, crafted entirely of metal
Handle compatible with HOTAS COUGAR (and vice versa)
Super-stable, weighted base
Innovative H.E.A.R.T HallEffect AccuRate Technology
16-bit resolutionn (65536 x 65536 values)
5 coil spring system
USB connection with upgradeable firmware

Dual Replica Throttles

17 action buttons in total as well as 1 mouse hate with push button and one 8-way "point of view" hat
Realistic pressure on buttons and switches
Realistic and disengageable AFTERBURNER and IDLE detent with "Pull & Push" system
Adjustable friction system
Metal hand rest
Locking system
Innovative H.E.A.R.T HallEffect AccuRate Technology
3D magnetic sensors on the 2 throttles
14-bit resolution (16384 values) on each throttle
USB connection with upgradeable firmware

Replica Control Panel

15 action buttons in total and 1 TRIM wheel
Realistic pressure on buttons and switches
5 programmable LEDs
Weighted base incorporated underneath the throttles

T.A.R.G.E.T Program

Software has three modes that allow you to test, configure, and program your Thrustmaster controllers
Basic mode is ideal if you're starting out and need to make simple modifications to your controller configuration
Advanced mode is ideal for more complicated adjustments and customizations of your controls
Script mode is ideal if you want to harness the full power and flexibility of the program and write your own programming commands for your controllers and their functions
UPC: 663296415240
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Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog Flight Stick and Throttle
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    Thrustmaster HOTAS WARTHOG specs

    System Requirements 2x USB port

    To Operate T.A.R.G.E.T Software:

    Desktop/laptop PC with Intel Pentium III/Athlon 1GHz processor or higher 512MB RAM Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP
    Windows Vista (32 & 64-bit)
    Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit)

    16-bit, 1280 x 960 video resolution
    100MB free hard disk space
    Buttons 51 Programmable
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 22.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.7 x 13.5 x 10.4"

    Thrustmaster HOTAS WARTHOG reviews

    HOTAS Warthog Flight Stick and Throttle is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 46.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Actually Worth the Price I needed a high precision, (>8bit), controller for commercial/enthusiast military vehicle sim. The solid construction supports the higher precision and allows for flexible mounting. Theoretically, the Hall Effect technology should provide for a long, useful life. The buttons are realistically stiff, but seem crisp in their response. The throttle is a wonder in itself, too bad I don't have a use for it. The programming software is overkill for all but the most complex flight sims and can do almost anything, (except map relative mouse movement to the HAT switch?) It's terribly documented, but the Web has a number of people who are willing to answer any questions.
    Date published: 2012-02-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flying High with the HOTAS Warthog Having used 8 HOTAS Warthog sets for well over a year now at Air Combat Zone (a jet foghter entertainment center where we use the joysticks and throttles for both pre sim training and in our CF-18 Hornet full cockpit flight simultors), the performance of these units has been flawless in what is probhably the most challenging environemnt you could imagine them being used in. Buying a Warthog and pampering it for your own air combat gratification is one thing, unleasing the genral public, who of course for the most part don't know how to fly using a joystick,certainly put this throttle and stick through the wringer. And day in, day out the Warthog performes like a trooper.
    Date published: 2012-11-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely amazing! I upgraded from a Saitek X52. I use this for DCS Black Shark and Flaming Cliffs 3. I have yet to use it with A10C but I plan to in the future. This thing has a big price tag but if you are serious about flight SIMs then it is a worthy investment. B & H is selling it for the best price I could find online and they have always delivered in a quick manner. So when I saw they had some in stock again I jumped on it. The precision at which I can now control the aircraft is nothing short of amazing. I can pull maneuvers that were not quite possible with the x52. The quality of construction is second to none and I completely expect it to last a lifetime. If you have the funds and you love flight SIMs then I would highly encourage this stick.
    Date published: 2013-02-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top quality This is the best quality hotas out there. Full functionality as per the real thing out of the box with DCS A10 Warthog simulator. Also highly configurable with all the simulators and games out there. It's expensive but if you want the best, this is it. Looking at the quality and care employed in the construction quickly explains the cost.
    Date published: 2011-07-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best HOTAS on the market I'm a private pilot and a flight sim enthusiast since the very first days of Microsoft flight simulator. I've owned almost every flight peripheral made, and built a fully functional 737 cockpit. Without exaggeration the Thrustmaster Warthog joystick and throttle is the best piece of kit I've purchased. It's been out for years now but nothing else comes close to its feel and precision. This isn't cheap but it represents the difference between a toy and a full simulator grade piece of equipment. If you're serious about flying it is absolutely worth every penny. It is plug and play with the DCS A10-C, and all functions are automatically mapped. Worth the cost for the A10 alone. Highly recommended.
    Date published: 2017-04-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thrustmaster hotas warthog I purchased this product about a week ago to replace my aging flight simulator sitck. It is solid as a rock and so far I can find no faults with it. Very precise compared to other sticks I have used. I am still learning how to use it. This is for serious flight simulator users but anyone can learn to use it. It is pricy but I guess you get what you pay for.
    Date published: 2012-06-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best of the Best I have had many HOTAS's in the past 10 - 15 years.� The most recent 5 year period I have gone through 4.� Starting with the Rhino X-55 from Siatek which I had 2 fail on me and break from use due bad wiring in throttle and to cheap plastic used on stick.� I also had the Thrustmaster t-16000 HOTAS w/rudder package which still works great after over a year of constant use. Not I got this at a great price through B&H and must say it is a beast.� Metal components that will not fail.� Control that is second to none and feel which is unbelievable.� Definitely the best of the best.
    Date published: 2018-01-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best joystick ever!!!!! Can't find any product that is on the same level, it's a perfect one!
    Date published: 2011-03-04
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