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Thrustmaster

HOTAS WARTHOG™

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In a nutshell
A replica set of the joystick, dual throttle system and dual throttle control panel of the U.S. Air Force A-10C attack aircraft.
Best for
Military aviation
Level
Expert

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Under the hood

Thrustmaster Hotas Warthog Joystick

The HOTAS WARTHOG USB dual-throttle 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 the HOTAS WARTHOG: a replica set of the joystick, dual throttle system and dual throttle control panel of the U.S. Air Force A-10C attack aircraft.

Thrustmaster Hotas Warthog Joystick

Weighing in at more than 14 lbs 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 (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.

The Most Precise and Feature-Filled Joystick You Can Get

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, and its base being detachable as well (allowing you to install the joystick in a cockpit).

Pull and Push Throttle System with Disengageable Afterburner

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 unrivaled 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”.

Control Panel with 5 Programmable LEDs

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.

Thrustmaster expert flying ecosystem

These products are part of a range of flight simulation peripherals that can be used in conjunction with one another: a complete ecosystem featuring the Hotas Warthog, TFRP rudder pedals* and MFD* (Multi-Functional Display) cockpit panels. These elements are also compatible with the T.A.R.G.E.T advanced programming software**.
* Sold separately.
** Free of charge, available for download from the http://ts.thrustmaster.com website.

T.A.R.G.E.T advanced programming software** on PC

The HOTAS WARTHOG joystick’s deadly weapon is known as T.A.R.G.E.T (Thrustmaster Advanced pRogramming Graphical EdiTor). T.A.R.G.E.T is a software suite allowing users to test, configure and program Thrustmaster controllers. In this way, T.A.R.G.E.T allows for total interaction between different Thrustmaster USB controllers, with simplified configurations in simulators, and the use of a single preset for all controllers, rather than having to use as many different presets as controllers. Finally, T.A.R.G.E.T includes built-in presets for well-known games (both recent and older titles), and lets users create new presets too.

** Free of charge, available for download from the http://ts.thrustmaster.com website.

Officially licensed by

Officially licensed product of the Department of the Air Force. Endorsement by the United States Air Force is neither intended nor implied.

More details

(Width/Height/Depth)
(cm) 32.0 x 44.0 x 26.0

6440 g

1 Replica JOYSTICK
• Innovative new H.E.A.R.T HallEffect AccuRate Technology(*):
– 3D magnetic sensors (Hall Effect) on the stick: enjoy surgical
precision that stays razor-sharp over time
– 16-bit resolution (65536 x 65536 values)
– 5 coil spring system: firm, linear and fluid tension, with no dead
zones (*)
• USB connection with upgradeable firmware
• Super-stable, weighted base (over 3kg)
• New detachable handle, crafted entirely of metal:
– also compatible with HOTAS COUGAR™ handle (and vice-versa)
– new replica shape
– detachable metal plate for desk- or cockpit-style use
– new, realistic pressure on buttons and trigger
– 19 action buttons in total + one 8-way “point of view” hat:
. 1 x 8-way “point of view” hat
. 2 x 8-way hats
. 1 x 4-way hat with push button
. 1 x metal dual trigger
. 2 x push buttons
. 2 x pinkie push buttons

Dual Replica THROTTLES
• Innovative new H.E.A.R.T HallEffect AccuRate Technology(*):
– 3D magnetic sensors (Hall Effect) on the 2 throttles: enjoy surgical
precision that stays razor-sharp over time
– 14-bit resolution (16384 values) on each throttle
• USB connection with upgradeable firmware
• Dual throttles, featuring:
– metal hand rest
– locking system
– adjustable friction system: firm, linear and fluid tension, with no
dead zones
– realistic IDLE detent with “Pull & Push”(*) system
– realistic and disengageable AFTERBURNER detent with “Pull &
Push”(*) system
– realistic pressure on buttons and switches
– 17 action buttons in total + 1 mouse hat with push button + one 8-
way “point of view” hat:
. 1 x mouse hat with push button and 3D magnetic sensor (Hall
Effect)
. 1 x 8-way hat
. 1 x 4-way hat with push button
. 1 x push button
. 1 x 3-position switch (2 momentary + 1 permanent)
. 2 x 3-position switches (3 permanent)
. 1 x 3-position switch (1 momentary + 2 permanent)

1 Replica CONTROL PANEL
– Weighted base (over 3kg) incorporated underneath the throttles
– Backlit functions
– 5 programmable LEDs
– Realistic pressure on buttons and switches
– 15 action buttons in total + 1 TRIM wheel:
. 1 x TRIM wheel
. 2 x push buttons
. 5 x 2-position switches (2 permanent)
. 2 x 3-position switches (1 momentary + 2 permanent)
. 2 x 3-position switches (3 permanent)

1 SOFTWARE SUITE:
T.A.R.G.E.T (Thrustmaster Advanced pRogramming Graphical
EdiTor).
• To test, configure and program Thrustmaster® controllers: HOTAS
WARTHOG™, MFD Cougar, HOTAS Cougar™ and T.16000M.
• Uses the “Drag and Drop” principle.
• Multiple programming levels: Basic, Advanced and Script.

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