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Thrustmaster T.16000M FCS HOTAS for PC

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Original Price $319.00
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From Thrustmaster comes this beast of a HOTAS joystick – the T.16000M FCS HOTAS!

You’ll be flying like a pro in no time with the Thrustmaster T.16000M FCS HOTAS. This is a great, value-for-money HOTAS that’s plug-and-play compatible for PC.

If you’re into flight games and you’re chasing a top quality HOTAS that’ll go the distance and won’t break the bank - you’ve found it.

The T.16000M HOTAS includes the Thrustmaster T.16000M joystick and the TWCS throttle for a fully-fledged flying sim experience.

The joystick features a rapid fire/brake trigger, multi-directional hat switch, 16 programmable action buttons and 4 independent axes. You’ll have the perfect flight set-up, no matter what game you’re playing.

The TWCS throttle features Thrustmasters exclusive S.M.A.R.T technology. This unique system is made up of industrial-class, aluminium slide rails for perfectly smooth throttle sliding motion.

That’s not all. The throttle also includes a ton of action buttons and toggles each programmable via the downloadable T.A.R.G.E.T programming software.

Key features

T.16000M Joystick

  • H.E.A.R.T (HallEffect AccuRate Technology) magnetic sensor system ensures friction-free action for razor-sharp precision that won’t decrease over time
  • Precision levels up to 256 times greater than current systems (i.e. resolution value of 16000 x 16000)
  • Helical spring (0.1” / 2.8 mm in diameter) inside the stick providing firm, linear and smooth tension
  • Fully ambidextrous joystick
  • 3 removable components allow the joystick to be perfectly tailored for left-handed or right-handed use
  • 16 action buttons with braille-style physical button identification
  • One 8-way point-of-view hat switch
  • 4 independent axes, including twist rudder (controlled by rotating the stick)
  • Ergonomic trigger for brake (civilian flight) or rapid fire (military flight, space simulation) control
  • Multidirectional hat switch (for panoramic view)
  • Ergonomic design for optimum comfort
  • Wide hand rest for reduced stress
  • Weighted base for enhanced stability
  • T.A.R.G.E.T programming software allows you to load and program individual map profiles for each game you play

TWCS Throttle

  • S.M.A.R.T technology: unique system of slide rails for perfectly smooth throttle sliding motion – precise and comfortable, with 3.2 inch/80 mm range of travel
  • 5 (+3) axes: 1 throttle + 2-axis mini-stick + 1 toggle rudder + 1 rotary antenna + connector for optional external 3-axis TFRP rudder (16-bit throttle axis = 65635 values / all other axes = 1024 values each)
  • 14 action buttons + 8-way PoV hat: two 4-way hat switches + 3 buttons + one 2-position slider + 1 push mini-stick + one 8-way Point of View hat switch
  • Manual toggle rudder with 15° angle and re-centering
  • Connector for optional external TFRP rudder (sold separately)
  • Tension screw (accessible via underside of throttle’s base): adjust the S.M.A.R.T mechanism’s resistance to suit your taste
  • 1 mini-stick with push button that can be used for elevation and strafing in space simulation games or for slew control; can also be used for menu selection and validation
  • 1 rotary wheel: easily validate settings or control radio antenna
  • Ready for cockpit mounting: 2 M6 screw threads for attachment to cockpit + 4 rubber foot pads for perfect stability on a desk or cockpit
  • T.A.R.G.E.T programming software allows you to load and create specific mapping profiles for every game you play
  • 100% compatible with PC

Here’s everything you need to know about the Thrustmaster T.16000M FCS HOTAS…

Ultra-precise joystick that’s fully programmable. You can fine tune the T.16000 FCS joystick to suit each flying game you play for an off-the-charts, immersive gaming experience!

The T.16000M joystick features 16 buttons and 4 axes. Each one is fully programmable. Better still, the internal memory stores every program you plug in.

That means you can switch from one program to the next, to suit whatever game you’re playing. All with the push of a button.


TWCS throttle – a feature packed, detachable throttle designed to take your flight experience to the next level

The throttle includes Thrustmasters exclusive S.M.A.R.T technology.

This unique system is made up of industrial-class, aluminium slide rails for perfectly smooth throttle sliding motion.

You’ve also got a ton of programmable features including 14 action buttons, toggles, mini-sticks and more…all each programmable via the downloadable T.A.R.G.E.T programming software.

100% plug-and-play installation. Just plug in the T.16000M HOTAS and start flying

Thrustmaster have designed the T.16000M HOTAS to be so easy to install, even your Grandma could do it.

Seriously, all you need to do is plug in the joystick into any USB port and you’re done.

All features of the T.16000M HOTAS are preconfigured for immediate and hassle-free take off – EVERY TIME.

Super-comfortable, ergonomic joystick and detachable throttle with weighted base for extra stability

Forget those Chinese knock-off HOTAS units that cramp your hand.

The T.16000M FCS HOTAS (both the joystick and the throttle) are specifically designed to be comfortable in your hand.

Plus, the weighted base ensures your joystick won’t move an inch.

Model Number: TM-2960778
Brand: Thrustmaster
Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year
Compatible with PC ONLY

1x Thrustmaster T.16000M FCS joystick
1x Thrustmaster TWCS detachable throttle
Instruction manual
Warranty card


All Thrustmaster gear is covered by a one 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.

How long will it take for my order to arrive?

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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) 9961 0240 or open the live chat function. We’ll help you in any way we can.

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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) 9961 0240 and we’ll help work out where your order is.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 50 reviews

The stick is really good, although the hand rest tends to get loose over time and you can't tighten it down. Doesn't impact controllability, it's just mildly annoying.The throttle is sticky out of the box. You will want to take the bottom off and lubricate it with Nyogel 767A dampening grease. Get a good squirt of it in there, and it'll smooth out and feel much better. Based on the quality of the T.Flight HOTAS I was not expecting this stick to be all that great, but it's actually quite well-made. It even has a couple of rubberized grips to make the handle feel less cheap.Unless you're in the market for one of the truly high-end sticks, this is probably the best blend of affordability and utility.


Excellent stick, best you can get for the money for Elite Dangerous/space sims. You will eventually need to pull the handle apart and shave some plastic from the Yaw pot cage (google). Over time it will drift because there's pressure from hand weight pressing down on it. Easily fixed with an exacto. The pot itself needs to be cleaned out with a q-tip and 91% isopropyl once a year or if drift occurs. Mine had a bunch of liquidized carbon inside that was easy to clean + clean the pot contacts. Good as new, and this is the most preferable stick for space sims because of button placement and specifically the TWS throttle.

Randall W Havens II

What you need to know:For a budget space sim flight system, this is the ticket. It's very hard to find a decent stick (and throttle) that supports a twist on the joystick handle, and ample buttons and analog sticks for fancy things like gimbals and working MFDs. For this price point, nothing really beats it.The catch:They have those amazing Hall Effect sensors and boast about them, but they are NOT ON THE Z AXIS. Only X and Y. The Z axis has a cheap Chinese potentiometer, and after *maybe* 100 hours, it is spiking constantly, it's now impossible to play, even after using software to adjust a deadzone and other troubleshooting. (Spiking is when the axis is registering input randomly without you giving it any, as I found out) It's out of warranty, so I'm going to try my hand at repairs, but I will be looking elsewhere for my next stick. I am also getting lots of spiking on the rudder flap on the back of the throttle, I've had to just stop using that, and I assume it has a similar cause, though I haven't taken it apart yet.That's the big problem, but there's a few minor gripes as well. The horizontal slide of the throttle is not very satisfying, tends to stick and doesn't feel very accurate. You can adjust the stiffness, but it doesn't seem to help much. The stick is/was perfect imho, until the z axis wore out. The bottom buttons could use some lighting or better touch labeling I guess, it's hard to find the right button in the dark with just tiny little bumps to guide you, and.

Nikolay Gekht

I've been using this kit for 4 months now.Good:- Very good quality.- The joystick and throttle are both quite friendly for left-handed (yep, I am).- Nice set of features - a lot of buttons, switches, sliders and so.- Allows conveniently assign all critical controls on buttons - roll/pitch/yawn/throttle/prop/flaps/breaks/reverse/gears + 8-way look-around and return to default view.Ok:- Throttle requires to be adjusted and lubricated to provide really smooth movement.- Yawn control at throttle is ok. The pedal set is better but definitely better than nothing. I would say it is enough to regular operations with no-wind/low wind, but not precise enough to work through shifting winds or to fly helicopter.Bad:- Twist control on joystick is useless at best.- Worse, to provide twist abilities they have use quite a complex suspension and therefore it is almost impossible to manipulate one axis without significantly disturbing the others.- The spring is really heavy making precise manipulation almost impossible.All together make the joystick not the best one for flying in aviasim, especially in heavy weather, or to fly a helo.After 4 months I am still using the throttle and quite satisfied with it, but finally replaced the joystick with CH Flightstick pro and CH Pedals.

Philippe Debaty

I bought this specifically for Elite Dangerous that I play in VR. For that purpose, the throttle is great because it has many buttons and thumb joysticks. The one weakness of the throttle for Elite is that it does not have a center detent (a way to feel the center of the throttle without looking at it). This can be fixed with magnets and glue or with velcro (search youtube for center detent on T16000 throttle) and after that.The joystick is ok, but I wish there were more buttons on the stick itself. The buttons on the base of the joystick are not great, because you have to take your hand off the joystick to reach them, and when in VR, they're not positioned intuitively and it takes some fumbling around to find the right button (although you get better at it over time).So for Elite Dangerous, I would recommend getting the throttle, making the center detent mod, and buying a different joystick such as a logitech one.