Las Vegas, January 6, 2015 — Thrustmaster is extending its range of A-10C flight control replicas under official license from the U.S. Air Force with the dual throttles and control panel, dedicated to conventional or space flight simulation games for PC.
Taking the experience one step further with a standalone controller:
This standalone throttle allows joystick owners to enjoy the unrivalled realism of a HOTAS (Hands On Throttle And Stick) configuration. The HOTAS Warthog Dual Throttles controller offers and perfects this unique experience by providing dual throttles combined with a comprehensive control panel! It is the ideal device to make the most of all flight simulations – whether your preference goes to civilian (Flight Simulator X, Prepar3D 1 & 2, X-Plane, etc.), military (DCS World, IL-2 Battle of Stalingrad, etc.) or even space (Elite: Dangerous, Star Citizen, and more) flight simulators.
The main asset of this Thrustmaster product is unquestionably the H.E.A.R.T. technology (HallEffect AccuRate Technology), which features 2D (Hall Effect) magnetic sensors located on both throttle controls, ensuring surgical and lasting precision and 14-bit resolution (delivering 16,384 values) on each throttle. USB connectivity allows users to easily update the device's firmware. The HOTAS Warthog Dual Throttles can be combined with any multi-USB compatible joystick. The HOTAS Warthog™ Dual Throttles also feature a metal handrest, a locking mechanism allowing users to attach both controllers and an adjustable friction system delivering firm, linear and smooth tension, without dead zones. The IDLE control features a Pull & Push system, also used by the AFTERBURNER. On the latter, the mechanism can be engaged or disengaged, so that users can switch from a civilian flight configuration to a combat flight configuration in just a few seconds. Buttons and switches alike offer realistic pressure levels, delivering unrivalled sensations. The controller features no less than 17 action buttons, as well as 1 slewp (a 2-axis ministick) with a 3D magnetic sensor and 1 multidirectional hat.
The ultimate advantage of the control panel:
Under the dual throttles lays the control panel – also a perfect replica of the genuine device! This highly stable panel boasts a backlit display and 5 programmable indicator lights ensuring instant visual identification in all light conditions, to optimize access to the 15 action buttons and the TRIM wheel. To enable users to make the most of their controller, the T.A.R.G.E.T (Thrustmaster Advanced pRogramming Graphical EdiTor) programming software can be downloaded for free at http://ts.thrustmaster.com/. It allows users to test, configure and program their Thrustmaster® HOTAS Warthog™ (complete, joystick and/or dual throttles), MFD Cougar, HOTAS Cougar™ and T.16000M controllers. To ensure maximum user-friendliness, it offers a Drag & Drop-based interface and features multiple programming levels: Basic, Advanced and Script.
• The THRUSTMASTER HOTAS Warthog™ Dual Throttles will be available at the suggested retail price of €229.99 (taxes included), and will be revealed exclusively in the Thrustmaster online shop from mid-February.