Thrustmaster, a company famous for producing awesome gaming equipment, has created something extraordinary again. Namely, after creating excellent gamepads and steering wheels in collaboration with none other than Ferrari, they made a licensing agreement with the U.S. Air Force in order to make something like you have never seen before – the mind-blowing Thrustmaster Hotas Warthog joystick.
This joystick is, believe it or not, a unique replica set of the U.S. Air Force A-10C’s joystick. It features a dual throttle system with a control panel that looks pretty much like the one you can see in an actual aircraft and it lets you control two different engines at the same time. It weighs about 14 lbs, because the throttle handles, bases and the joystick itself are made of high quality metal. This means that it is very stable and almost indestructible.
Thrustmaster Warthog has 55 programmable action buttons and two 4-direction hat switches with built-in push buttons, which is more than enough to play any flying simulator with ease and all of these buttons require pressure identical to that of a real airplane. Yes, they went that far. With all of this, plus the 5 programmable LED lights that can simulate night flights or adapt to your room’s lighting, H.E.A.R.T. (HallEffect AccuRate) technology that is a magnetic sensor system, 16-bit resolution that provides surgical precision and T.A.R.G.E.T. (Thrustmaster Advanced Pogramming Graphical Editor) software that gives you the opportunity to adapt the joystick to your playstyle by configuring even the slightest details, the sensation you will get from this masterpiece of a joystick will be absolutely realistic.
The only downside of this joystick is its price of over $400, however if you’re into avionics and flight simulators, this is an item worth investing in, the reviews don’t lie, Thrustmaster Warthog can be an amazing addition to your gaming gear, because with it the sky is the limit, since the fun, the experience and the feelings it will give you are truly indescribable.
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