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Thrustmaster 2960738 Hotas Warthog Flight Stick

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  • Joystick Replica Of The U.s. Air Force A-10c Attack Aircraft Flight Stick
  • Stand-alone Hotas Warthog Joystick
  • From The Creator Of The Original Hotas Concept And The Worldwide Benchmark Flight Sim Controllers: The Hotas Cougar and The Hotas Warthog
  • Detachable Handle With Entirely Metal Construction
  • Compatible With Hotas Cougar(tm)

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 34.3 x 28.7 x 25.7 cm ; 4.7 Kg
  • Shipping Weight: 4.7 Kg
  • Item model number: 2960738
  • ASIN: B00CBVHJ00
  • Date first available at Sept. 12 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #64,677 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

Joystick Replica Of The U.s. Air Force A-10c Attack Aircraft Flight Stick
Stand-alone Hotas Warthog Joystick
From The Creator Of The Original Hotas Concept And The Worldwide Benchmark Flight Sim Controllers: The Hotas Cougar & The Hotas Warthog
Detachable Handle With Entirely Metal Construction
Compatible With Hotas Cougar(tm)
Replica Shape Of The A-10c Flight Stick
Detachable Metal Plate For Desk Or Cockpit-style Sue

From the Manufacturer

The HOTAS Warthog is a joystick replica of the U.S. Air Force A-10C attack aircraft flight stick and features a detachable handle, crafted entirely of metal. It gives you the winning advantage with 3D magnetic sensors with surgical precision, that won't decrease over time. Users also have free access to the Thrustmaster Advanced Programming Graphical Editor software suite.

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By francis deschamps on Sept. 14 2014
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Don't drop this on your foot! Sept. 16 2013
By Dan - Published on
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The warthog stick is solid metal and heavy. Over all it is an excellent stick with just a couple annoyances for me. It requires a good deal of force to keep the stick off center. It can be very tiring for long flights where constant pressure on the stick is needed. I also found the button layout uncomfortable. I know that it is modeled after the actual stick used in the A10c warthog, but still, it could have been improved by adding an adjustable hand rest.

The button and hat switches are top quality and feel like they will last for a long time. Accuracy of the stick is top notch. The stick can be unscrewed from the base theoretically allowing for different styles of stick replacements, but Thrustmaster has yet to sell any.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Extremely Stiff Trigger & Hats -- but it can do things no other stick can do Nov. 15 2013
By Thomas Hinshaw - Published on
I have been using this joystick going on three years now. I bought it with the throttle, but I don't use the throttle, preferring to use a Razer Nostromo gamepad with my right hand. I use it for space flight simulators (Star Trek Online ("STO") and X-wing Alliance), rather than for conventional flight simulation. The Hall sensor pots gives this stick reliable steering accuracy far above your average joystick. My pots are still going strong after years of very heavy use; I only notice some very slight drift in the center now which is easy to program around. The software for the stick will allow you to do things no other stick can do (e.g., program a very good Point of View hat on a game that does not have built in support for such a hat, like STO). However, to get the most out of the software does require superior programming skills, or at least a lot of time and skills at searching the internet for tips. ;-) My biggest beef with this joystick is that the trigger and hats are designed with extremely stiff action. The stiff action is apparently intended to simulate the feel of a real Warthog. I am not wearing flight gloves and trying to steer while pulling "g"s, and I don't need or want a trigger or hats that give my fingers cramps with repeated use. I much prefer the feel of the predecessor stick (the Cougar). Luckily, I have an old Cougar stick that screws into my new Warthog base. If Thrustmaster still sold Cougar sticks to use on this baby I would recommend it to all my friends without reservation. Note, I have no quarrel with the feel of the steering, only the trigger and hat stiffness.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Top notch joystick Oct. 28 2013
By Dragonhill - Published on
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I generally go through joysticks about one every year and thats after they start to wear out. This thing is solid and almost unbreakable. I use it for many different game types and it can literally get hours of use per day. I use a program called joy2key that allows it to be used like a keyboard. This is a must have if you want to fully get you money out of this thing. I would normally dock this a star due to the cost but there is nothing out in the market like it. No drifting, perfect centering and lots of buttons.

You get what you pay for in this product. It costs allot, you get allot.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The Ultimate Joystick, bar none. July 21 2014
By Z Z - Published on
I purchased this stick to replace my Thrustmaster T16000m as my main right-handed stick, and I moved the T16K to my left hand instead of a throttle. I mostly play Elite Dangerous and Star Citizen, and the dual joystick setup works wonders in both of those games(better I think that the HOTAS setup). For reference I have owned a Saitek X52 and 65f also. the X52 broke, and I wasn't a big fan of the X65f's force sensing feature.

First thing to note about this stick is that it FEELS expensive. The full metal construction and the rather substantial weight of it is augmented by the solid, deliberate action and the high-resistance buttons to make you feel like you're using a tool, not a toy. Some people are put off by the "stiff" action and buttons, but after a few weeks of use I've gotten used to both of those features, and now other joystick buttons and actions feel weak and cheap by comparison.

I hear a great many people complain about the button layout. The stick IS a replica of an A10 stick, which is ALSO the same as an F16 stick. The F16 is a dogfighter, and the stick has been designed to be ergonomic when mounted in that airframe. If you look at pictures of the F16, the stick is mounted low and to the side of the pilot. In that position, it's very easy even with smaller hands to reach all the buttons, and fully explore the stick's range of motion. If you have this stick sitting on a desk, odds are your hand is going to be reaching "up" towards the stick, and you may have difficulty reaching the POV hat as a result. You don't "need" to mount this stick to a chair to get the full benefit, but it will make it far more ergonomic than a desktop. I have larger hands so I just plop it on my desk and it works for me, but if you have smaller hands a chair-mount might work better for you!

As far as accuracy is concerned, this stick is insanely accurate. It reports some 65000~ individual positions along each axis, and as a result can probably recognize smaller movements than you can make. The heavier action combined with those sensors makes it easy, not just possible, to make fine adjustments without having to set a large response curve to compensate for lack of sensor resolution.

All in all I'm completely satisfied with this stick. I honestly don't find it "lacking" in any way, and it feels like the ultimate joystick to have right now. If anything I wish Thrustmaster would release some alternate handles (Eurofighter/F22/F35, etc) that fit into the Warthog base so I could try those out! (here's hoping!)

I hope this helps inform your purchasing decision!
You are better off getting a cheaper hotas system from CH or ... May 18 2015
By Hiko S. - Published on
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Got it for my DCS A10C experience. Well what can I say...with higher price comes quality...or at least that is to be expected from any product of high value; this one does just that. For the price you pay, you will get a HOTAS stick that will truly enhance your air sim experience. Be warned though, if you prefer flight arcade/sim, then this is not going to be doing much for you.

You are better off getting a cheaper hotas system from CH or Saitek and that should do just fine. However if you want hardcore experience in the genre, nothing can beat it (as of now). Reason for not getting it for casual sim is because it is primarily designed to be felt as a real flight stick would feel. That would take away the fluid sensation you would get when flying a jet, say, in BF4, Arma or even Elite Dangerous. The stick is very stiff and will require some good force to move, which in terms over long hours of play can wear out your wrist/hand. So assuming you are ok with that issue or have strong hand to cope with long hours of stress, this is fantastic!
NOTE: It does NOT have a twisting option for rudder control. So if you plan on using it, get a good flight pedal. They are usually quite cheaper than this beast, so if you have this, by default, would be assumed that you already have a flight pedal.

It truly shines in DCS world. Apart from A10C, it is great for other DCS modules as well. What's better is you can have this flight stick paired with a different brand's throttle. So a CH throttle with this stick can do wonder if you want to keep the budget in check or want to feel the 'mix and match' type setup.

I am currently using it with a saitek X52 throttle and it works amazing well without any hassle. Of course going to replace the X52 soon for the TM throttle for full sim experience, but until that time, it is serving as a nice 'transition' flight stick from mediocre to advanced flight control system.

If you have the money and/or an avid aerial simulation lover, this is a must buy. The king of HOTAS (as of now).

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