Buttons are pretty intuitive and placed nicely, never had to look down at the controls once. throttle slide feels okay, might need to loosen it from factory to make it a bit smoother. Has a very unique placement of a mini joystick on the front around your index finger, which feels very natural when controlling vertical/horizontal thrusters. That's easily its best feature.There's a TON of buttons on the thumb side, but they all have very different shapes so they are each immediately recognizable without taking eyes off the screen (or out of VR).Only gripe i have is that because its a straight forward/back slide, its difficult to tell where the center/zero is without looking down at the throttle and trying to eyeball the center. Would be great if there was some kind of tactile "click" you could feel when the throttle was in the zero/center position. I think traditional throttle design on a tilt axis provides much better feel and control because you don't need to look at any in game dashboard to have a good sense of your input (bending your wrist vs. sliding your arm forward and back).Bought this shortly after purchasing the tk16 joystick from thrustmaster and unfortunately didn't have luck with that. But they seemed to have made a solid throttle here. Went back to my logitech e3d pro, no issues and works great with this throttle.
Great product for the price. Didn't like the way it was shipped. They just placed a label on the box itslef and sent it through the mail. Wasn't even taped shut.
Did what i needed it to.
I like this throttle it has a rudder control if you dont have pedals, a couple of buttons, and a couple hats. This is my first throttle and i have this paired to my t16000m FCS. Out of the box it works well with games i tested with:Elite Dangerous (this throttle is basically meant for this game)X-plane 11 (again, this throttle is basically meant for this game too)Everspace (throttle works but the game has poor overall joystick support though)World of Warplanes (game doesn't make good use of throttle anyway , but the boost mode works with the throttle.T.A.R.G.E.T software installation is brokenDrivers do not download.Everything works out of the box, so software and drivers are really not needed anyway.Fair price and highly recommend this if this is your first Throttle/hotas setup.
I HAVE USED THRUSTMASTER SINCE THE TOP GUN AFTERBURNER HOTAS AND I HAVE THE Thrustmaster T 16000M SPACE SIM DUO STICK HOSAS BUT THE RUDDER CONTROL ON THE THROTTLE IS A THIN CHEAP PIECE OF PLASTIC