Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog Flight System for PC

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About this product


  • Official licensed replica flight controls from a US Air Force A-10C tankbuster
  • Includes flight stick and dual throttles with integrated control panel
  • 3D magnetic sensors (Hall Effect) on the stick for razor sharp precision

Product overview

• Official licensed replica flight controls from a US Air Force A-10C tankbuster
• Includes flight stick and dual throttles with integrated control panel
• 3D magnetic sensors (Hall Effect) on the stick for razor sharp precision
• 5 coil spring system for firm, linear and fluid tension with no dead zones
• Super stable, weighted base (over 3kg)
• 14-bit resolution on each throttle (16384 values)
• Throttle hand rest constructed out of metal
• Throttle lock
• Adjustable friction system
• Realistic idle detent
• Realistic and disengageable afterburner detent

Take Control Of Your Gaming
The Hotas Warthog joystick is the result of an intense collaboration between Thrustmaster's development teams and members of the simmer community. Exchanges and studies were carried out constantly throughout the product's development phase, in order to create a joystick which meets the most specific and precise requirements of the experts. The result is a replica set of the joystick, dual throttle system and dual throttle control panel of the U.S. Air Force A-10C attack aircraft.

Weighing in at more than 6.5kg and using metal for the joystick, throttle handles and bases, the Hotas Warthog joystick is physically imposing. When you take into account the 55 fully programmable action buttons and 2 four-direction hat switches, each with a built-in push button (this is the first joystick in the world to incorporate such a feature), it becomes clear that the Hotas Warthog is in a class of its own, best described in terms of superlatives

Utlimate Immersion
The joystick features 19 action buttons, along with a "Point Of View" hat. It provides extreme precision, thanks to the H.E.A.R.T HallEffect AccuRate Technology magnetic sensor system it employs: 16-bit precision (65536 x 65536 values), with no gimbals (cardan joints). What's more, pressing on the joystick's buttons and triggers requires pressure identical to that required in an actual airplane – a true first in the world of joysticks.

Particular attention has been paid to freedom of use for simmers, with the joystick's handle being detachable (so that it can also be used on the base of the Hotas Cougar joystick, if the user wishes), and its base being detachable as well (allowing users to install the joystick in a cockpit).

Designed And Engineered To Perfection
The throttle component has also been very carefully designed, with a dual throttle system allowing for independent control of 2 motors: a locking system lets the user either attaches the 2 throttles together, or else keeps them independent of one another. The magnetic sensor technology used for the throttles (14-bit resolution, with 16384 values on each throttle) provides unrivalled precision.

Switching to the Idle and Afterburner detents is carried out via a Pull and Push system, for even greater realism. The Afterburner detent is disengageable, allowing users to perfectly adapt the throttle control to the type of airplane they are piloting. The throttles feature a total of 17 action buttons, a "Point Of View" hat and a "mouse hat / slew control".

Mechanical Brilliance
The product's final mechanical component, the control panel, provides an extensive number and variety of controls. It includes a friction wheel, allowing users to manually adjust the resistance of the throttles according to their own taste. It also features backlighting for functions, which users will certainly appreciate for night flights; the 5 programmable LEDs are also a plus for use in dark or low-light conditions. The base includes a "trim wheel" and 15 action buttons, including numerous push buttons with resistance identical to that on a real airplane and industrial metal switches (2 or 3 positions) with highly realistic pressure.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's actually worth the money in case you were wondering Any reasonable person would think that anyone who spends this much on a gaming peripheral is an idiot, and they would probably be right. However, once you own one, you'll never look back and you will be happy that you took the leap. It does feel a bit stiff at first compared to cheaper ones, but it feels beautiful in the hand and has plenty of useful buttons. The throttle has green leds on all the labels, which looks really cool too. It does need a solid support to attach it though, there's no sitting it on your knee or anything like that. If you're wondering why only four stars, mine has a tiny bit of stiction around the centre, not enough to start dismantling it but noticeable. Doesn't spoil the use of it but it is there. I would also have preferred to pay a little less as it's been around a few years now and closer to £200 would have made it even sweeter.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing Build Quality & Setup Difficult This kit is very well made and initially installs with no problems. The main axis on the joystick works great but the other functions require setting up. You have to download the Target software which then lets you associate keyboard functions with the Hotas switches is sounds easy but it is a big learning curve and I have only managed the basics so far after a month of ownership. It would be much better if there were preset profiles especially for FSX which is the most common sim in use, it would just be a matter of editing these to personalise the controls to suit individual use. When I contacted Thrustmaster I was just pointed in the direction of the forums which did not really help. Overall this is a great joystick but just let down by a poor interface. I am still pleased that I purchased it even at the high price.
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A true replica! I bought this product from here over three years ago and after alot of use still works as if new. Works flawlessly with dcs world and all other flight simulators. Best money I've ever spent!
Date published: 2016-06-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well made Great product would be good if it had a Perspex cover to show it off and keep the dust off the controls, keeping it as pristine as possible. A well made and solid piece of kit, much impressed.
Date published: 2016-08-19
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