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Thrustmaster F-16C Viper HOTAS Add-On Grip (For Cougar & Warthog Bases)

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Add a replica F-16C Viper grip to your Thrustmaster Warthog HOTAS and take your enemies down in a storm of bullets

The 1:1 scale F-16C Viper grip from Thrustmaster is a direct replica of the grip used in the REAL F-16 fighter jet. This grip is a direct fit for Cougar and Warthog bases.

Crafted from industrial-grade materials including an all-metal structure, this grip is a first-class piece of flight sim gear, designed to last you a lifetime.

Key features

  • Durable, industrial-grade materials for an authentic feel and maximum product lifespan
  • Replica of the real F-16C Viper strike fighter aircraft flight stick, crafted from metal
  • Realistic sensations when pushing buttons and using other controls
  • 19 action buttons in total
  • 1 x 8-way “point of view” hat switch
  • 2 x 8-way hat switches
  • 1 x 4-way hat switch with push button
  • 1 x metal trigger
  • 2 x push buttons
  • 2 x pinkie push buttons

Scroll up and grab your Thrustmaster F-16C Viper grip now.

Model

F-16C VIPER HOTAS Add-On Grip
Buttons

19 action buttons including…

2 x 8-way hat switches
1 x 4-way hat switch with push button
1 x metal trigger
2 x push buttons
2 x pinkie push buttons

Compatibility:

PC
HOTAS Warthog
HOTAS Cougar

1x Thrustmaster F-16C Viper flight stick grip
User manual
Accessories

All Thrustmaster gear is covered by a two year limited warranty. This warranty protects you against manufacturer defaults. 

If for some reason your item doesn't work as expected, simply contact us and we'll either repair your item under warranty...or we may be able to offer a refund/exchange.

Again, if for some reason your item doesn't work as expected, contact us right away and we'll sort out any issues ASAP.

You might have some questions about shipping times and costs. So, let’s cover some of those questions for you here…

How long will it take for my order to arrive?

We’ve partnered with Australia’s fastest couriers to make sure you get your order FAST.

99% of our orders are shipped within one business day. That means if you order on a Monday, we’ll usually ship same day or the next business day (Tuesday).

Your order will usually arrive in 3 to 5 business days. Of course, this depends on where you’re located. If you live in a metro area, you can expect your order to arrive within 3 days.

If you live outside a metro area, you order will usually take a little longer to arrive. We recommend you allow 5 business days for your order to arrive.

The moment your order is on the way, we’ll send you tracking details via email. That means you’ll be able to keep an eye on your order and see where it is at any point in time.

Of course, if you have any questions or queries in relation to your order, simply email us, call (03) 9018 7271 or open the live chat function. We’ll help you in any way we can.

How much is shipping?

Shipping costs depend on item weight and shipping destination. We’ll do everything we can to ensure you receive the best shipping rates available.

Shipping is calculated in checkout. Simply fill in your address details and our shipping calculator will show the final shipping cost.

A lot of items we sell include free shipping. If an item is labelled free shipping, you won’t pay a single cent for shipping.

What if I’m not home when my order arrives?

No stress. If you’re not home, our couriers will drop your order off at the nearest depot or post office. 

Contact details will be left at your door or in your mailbox so you can organise redelivery.

Hey what gives, it’s been more than a week and my order hasn’t arrived. Where is it?

No worries. The first thing we recommend you do is check your tracking details. It may just be that your order was held up a little.

If your tracking details don’t shed any light on where your order is, contact us on (03) 9018 7271 and we’ll help work out where your order is.

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100% customer happiness guaranteed (we mean it!)

OK, so the above title might sound a little corny to you, but it’s true. 

We’ll bend over backwards to ensure you are 100% happy and satisfied with everything you buy from us. 

We want you to tell your friends and family about your experience with us (and hopefully that’ll mean they visit our website, too). 

And the only way you’re going to do that is when you’re happy with our service, right?

See, we’re not one of those big box electronics stores with a multi-million marketing budget. Those companies treat you like a number. Because they can afford to! They’ve got money coming out of their ears.

We’re different. We’re a small Aussie business. Every single potential customer that hits our website is precious to us (that includes you). 

So, again, we’ll do everything we can to make sure you’re over the moon with your Gamer Gear Direct shopping experience.

Do you think Harvey Norman can promise that kind of service? Probably not.

But look, you don’t have to take our word for Here’s what our customers are saying about us…

Ashley Woolnough says: ‘I want to say a huge thank you to Blake and the team at Gamer Gear Direct. The service has been absolutely impeccable from the moment I first looked at items to the moment they were delivered. I bothered Blake quite a bit, but nothing was too much trouble and he went above and beyond to help me. 5-star service’.

Joe Platt had this to say: ‘Just want to say how awesome the gaming chair is that we bought. Amazing quality, helpful service and the fastest delivery of an online purchase. Arrived Next Day!’

And this from B. Richardson: ‘Purchased an Audeze headset and it arrived inside two days. Thanks for the fast shipping and great service!’

That’s not an exhaustive list, either. There are plenty more happy customer stories we could share with you.

But let’s move on…

Five-star customer support. We’re just an email, phone call or live chat away. We’re here to help you day or night

‘Officially’ we’re around to support you and help you out with your questions and queries between normal business hours (Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm).

But just between us…we’re pretty much here to help you out around the clock, 7 days a week.

We don’t switch off. For example, it’s not unusual for one of our team to be helping a customer with a shipping request at 9pm at night. 

If you need a hand with anything just email us, call (03) 9018 7271 or open the live chat function and we’ll help you in any way we can.

Shop with confidence! If you don’t like what you’ve ordered you’ve got 30-days to return it. No questions asked (and we’ll even pay the return shipping)

The moment you buy anything from Gamer Gear Direct you’re automatically covered by our 30-day return policy.

This means if you’re not happy for any reason (and reason at all) you can return your item/s for refund or exchange. And we’ll even cover the return shipping.

That means you can shop with confidence. Again, if for any reason you’re not happy just return your items to us for a refund or exchange.

On top of our 30-day return policy, you’re also covered by a manufacturers warranty. Every product we sell is covered by a minimum 6-month warranty (most are covered by a 1 year or better warranty)

So, you can rest assured when you buy from us, you’re buying top quality, brand name products (no crap ‘grey import’ products here)

Super-fast shipping Australia wide. 99% of our orders are shipped with one business day (that’s fast!)

When you’re shopping online, you want your order fast, right? 

We understand that. That’s why 99% of our orders are shipped within one business day from the time you order.

Your order will usually arrive within 3 to 5 business days from the day you ordered. Doesn’t matter whether you order a 50kg racing simulator cockpit or a mousepad, we’ll make sure you get your order in super quick time. We use the fastest couriers in the country to make sure you get your order in record time.

You can track your order the entire time. As soon as your order is on the way we’ll send you an email with tracking details. 

Of course, if you have any questions or queries about your order simply email us and we’ll help you in any way we can.

Every product you buy from Gamer Gear Direct is covered by a minimum 6-month, manufacturer warranty

Nothing worse than buying something online and it’s faulty, right?

That’s exactly why every item we stock is covered by a minimum 6-month warranty. If the product you ordered from us doesn’t work right, simply return it to us and we’ll get it fixed for you under warranty. Or provide you with a replacement item.

Safe and 100% secure checkout. Your private details will never be shared

Our shopping cart is fitted with SSL encryption. That means you data is completely secure when you shop on our website. We don’t save or share any of your payment details.

You might have some questions about shipping times and costs. So, let’s cover some of those questions for you here…

How long will it take for my order to arrive?

We’ve partnered with Australia’s fastest couriers to make sure you get your order FAST.

99% of our orders are shipped within one business day. That means if you order on a Monday, we’ll usually ship same day or the next business day (Tuesday).

Your order will usually arrive in 3 to 5 business days. Of course, this depends on where you’re located. If you live in a metro area, you can expect your order to arrive within 3 days.

If you live outside a metro area, you order will usually take a little longer to arrive. We recommend you allow 5 business days for your order to arrive.

The moment your order is on the way, we’ll send you tracking details via email. That means you’ll be able to keep an eye on your order and see where it is at any point in time.

Of course, if you have any questions or queries in relation to your order, simply email us, call (03) 9000 0545 or open the live chat function. We’ll help you in any way we can.

How much is shipping?

Shipping costs depend on item weight and shipping destination. We’ll do everything we can to ensure you receive the best shipping rates available.

Shipping is calculated in checkout. Simply fill in your address details and our shipping calculator will show the final shipping cost.

A lot of items we sell include free shipping. If an item is labelled free shipping, you won’t pay a single cent for shipping.

What if I’m not home when my order arrives?

No stress. If you’re not home, our couriers will drop your order off at the nearest depot or post office. 

Contact details will be left at your door or in your mailbox so you can organise redelivery.

Hey what gives, it’s been more than a week and my order hasn’t arrived. Where is it?

No worries. The first thing we recommend you do is check your tracking details. It may just be that your order was held up a little.

If your tracking details don’t shed any light on where your order is, contact us on (03) 9000 0545 and we’ll help work out where your order is.

Hey there.

If you’ve clicked on this tab, you’re obviously looking for a reason or two on why you should shop for your gaming goodies at Gamer Gear Direct, rather than those other online stores.

And we’ll (not so) humbly say there’s lots of reasons we think you should shop with us…and not hand over your hard-earned cash at one of those big box retailers like Harvey Norman or JB Hi-Fi. 

First up, we’ve got a policy here at Gamer Gear Direct we like to call…

100% customer happiness guaranteed (we mean it!)

OK, so the above title might sound a little corny to you, but it’s true. 

We’ll bend over backwards to ensure you are 100% happy and satisfied with everything you buy from us. 

We want you to tell your friends and family about your experience with us (and hopefully that’ll mean they visit our website, too). 

And the only way you’re going to do that is when you’re happy with our service, right?

See, we’re not one of those big box electronics stores with a multi-million marketing budget. Those companies treat you like a number. Because they can afford to! They’ve got money coming out of their ears.

We’re different. We’re a small Aussie business. Every single potential customer that hits our website is precious to us (that includes you). 

So, again, we’ll do everything we can to make sure you’re over the moon with your Gamer Gear Direct shopping experience.

Do you think Harvey Norman can promise that kind of service? Probably not.

But look, you don’t have to take our word for Here’s what our customers are saying about us…

Ashley Woolnough says: ‘I want to say a huge thank you to Blake and the team at Gamer Gear Direct. The service has been absolutely impeccable from the moment I first looked at items to the moment they were delivered. I bothered Blake quite a bit, but nothing was too much trouble and he went above and beyond to help me. 5-star service’.

Joe Platt had this to say: ‘Just want to say how awesome the gaming chair is that we bought. Amazing quality, helpful service and the fastest delivery of an online purchase. Arrived Next Day!’

And this from B. Richardson: ‘Purchased an Audeze headset and it arrived inside two days. Thanks for the fast shipping and great service!’

That’s not an exhaustive list, either. There are plenty more happy customer stories we could share with you.

But let’s move on…

Five-star customer support. We’re just an email, phone call or live chat away. We’re here to help you day or night

‘Officially’ we’re around to support you and help you out with your questions and queries between normal business hours (Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm).

But just between us…we’re pretty much here to help you out around the clock, 7 days a week.

We don’t switch off. For example, it’s not unusual for one of our team to be helping a customer with a shipping request at 9pm at night. 

If you need a hand with anything just email us, call (03) 9000 0545 or open the live chat function and we’ll help you in any way we can.

Shop with confidence! If you don’t like what you’ve ordered you’ve got 30-days to return it. No questions asked (and we’ll even pay the return shipping)

The moment you buy anything from Gamer Gear Direct you’re automatically covered by our 30-day return policy.

This means if you’re not happy for any reason (and reason at all) you can return your item/s for refund or exchange. And we’ll even cover the return shipping.

That means you can shop with confidence. Again, if for any reason you’re not happy just return your items to us for a refund or exchange.

On top of our 30-day return policy, you’re also covered by a manufacturers warranty. Every product we sell is covered by a minimum 6-month warranty (most are covered by a 1 year or better warranty)

So, you can rest assured when you buy from us, you’re buying top quality, brand name products (no crap ‘grey import’ products here)

Super-fast shipping Australia wide. 99% of our orders are shipped with one business day (that’s fast!)

When you’re shopping online, you want your order fast, right? 

We understand that. That’s why 99% of our orders are shipped within one business day from the time you order.

Your order will usually arrive within 3 to 5 business days from the day you ordered. Doesn’t matter whether you order a 50kg racing simulator cockpit or a mousepad, we’ll make sure you get your order in super quick time. We use the fastest couriers in the country to make sure you get your order in record time.

You can track your order the entire time. As soon as your order is on the way we’ll send you an email with tracking details. 

Of course, if you have any questions or queries about your order simply email us and we’ll help you in any way we can.

Every product you buy from Gamer Gear Direct is covered by a minimum 6-month, manufacturer warranty

Nothing worse than buying something online and it’s faulty, right?

That’s exactly why every item we stock is covered by a minimum 6-month warranty. If the product you ordered from us doesn’t work right, simply return it to us and we’ll get it fixed for you under warranty. Or provide you with a replacement item.

Safe and 100% secure checkout. Your private details will never be shared

Our shopping cart is fitted with SSL encryption. That means you data is completely secure when you shop on our website. We don’t save or share any of your payment details.

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SANDOR D PADILLA II

Well built quality, though there is one caveat. Machine screw in center of stick will losen over time/use. I solved it with a drop of Loctite Blue to prevent movement in the future. Great stick other than that!

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ALH

Had to take away 1 star for the lower 4-way thumb switch(Air to air weapons select). It occasionally sticks to the right and the mount of the switch seems a bit loose. Besides that it's a great piece. This is my 3rd thrustmaster unit and my first ever issue. My first purchase was at least 15 years ago and it still use it. I have heard thrustmaster is good about warrantees.

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MortonBosco

Simply love the stick, but my hands are too big, so I want back to my Warthog controller. Great stick if you have smaller hands.

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George Xu

I am a big fan of flight sims (primarily DCS) and getting a joystick grip that mimics the jets I fly in the simulator adds a tremendous amount of immersion. The grip feels to be the same level or high quality than the Thrustmaster Warthog grip. The head of the grip is significantly larger which can be a pro or con. The hat switches all have a distinctive 'click' when activated so there's no ambiguity around when a button has been depressed. Speaking of buttons, the level of force to activate the main trigger, pickle button feels significantly heavier which I find to be a positive -- they don't feel like toys with very little resistance.The grip is not 100% metal as with the Warthog grip but it's not a detractor. The parts of the handle that you interact with is metal and it feels solid. One other thing to note is that the Hornet grip has fewer buttons than the Warthog grip, so if you were looking for a single grip to cover all your bases, the Warthog grip may be a better option.The grip pairs nicely with the Warthog base or with the higher end Virpil base. While the grip is expensive, it is worth the price and I'm glad Thrustmaster continues to make products to cater to our niche flight sim market.

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Eliav D.

This did not come with a stand and it’s another 250 extra dollars