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Take to the skies with your new Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog!
Modelled on the same joystick and throttle used in the US Air Force A-10C attack jet, the Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog is the ultimate joystick and throttle set-up for flight sim enthusiasts.
Weighing in at close to 7kgs, the HOTAS Warthog is constructed almost entirely from metal. From the joystick, throttle, handles and bases – it’s all metal. The build quality is impeccable. It’ll trample any of those cheap Chinese joysticks you’ll find on eBay.
The HOTAS Warthog is easily the most precise and feature packed HOTAS joystick on the market today.
The Warthog includes Thrustmasters’ exclusive H.E.A.R.T. system. A series of 3D magnetic sensors that remove component friction and ensures that joystick remains razor sharp for life.
With 55 fully programmable action buttons and 2 four-direction hat switches (that include built in push buttons), the Warthog can be set-up to fly whatever aircraft you desire.
The HOTAS Warthog is truly in a class if its own.
More details below. First, here’s some of the awesome features packed into the HOTAS Warthog from Thrustmaster…
- Joystick and throttle modelled on those used in US A-10C attack jet
- Includes innovative H.E.A.R.T 3D magnetic sensors instead of plastic/metal components. This system removes all friction and wear and tear from the joystick, so it stays accurate for life
- Multiple programming levels: Basic, Advanced and Script
- 14-bit resolution (16384 values) on each throttle
- USB connection with upgradeable firmware
- Dual throttles, featuring metal hand rest, locking system, adjustable friction system
- Disengageable afterburner detent, realistic pressure on buttons and switches
- 17 throttle action buttons in total
- 16-bit resolution joystick features detachable handle crafted entirely from metal
- 5 coil spring system: firm, linear and fluid tension, with no dead zones
- Realistic pressure on buttons and trigger
- 19 joystick action buttons in total
- Throttle control panel features a weighted base (over 3kg) for superior stability
- 5 programmable LEDs
- 15 control panel action buttons in total
Here’s everything you need to know about the Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog joystick…
The Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog is an absolute beast of a joystick – best in class
The HOTAS Warthog tips the scales at 7kg and features metal construction for the joystick, throttle handles, and bases. It’s a big joystick.
It was designed to be physically imposing and replicate the throttle and joystick used in the A-10C attack jet. And boy, what a replica it is!
You’ve got 55 fully programmable action buttons and multiple switches (including 2x hat switches with built-in push button (the first joystick in the world to feature push button hat switch).
As soon as you put the HOTAS warthog in your hands you’ll know you’re dealing with a joystick that’s in a class of its own.
Life-like push and pull, dual throttle system with afterburner on/off
Thrustmaster have painstakingly designed the HOTAS Warthog throttle system. You can choose between a single throttle to control a single motor or you can opt for the dual arm system to control two motors independently. The choice is yours.
The push and pull system allows you to easily switch to idle and afterburner detent.
You can easily disengage the afterburner detent so you can adapt your throttle control to the type of aircraft you’re flying.
Also, the throttle on the Warthog features 17 action button, a POV hat and a mouse hat/slew control.
Easily the most precise and feature-packed HOTAS joystick on the market today
The HOTAS Warthog features Thrustmasters exclusive H.E.A.R.T (HallEffect AccuRate Technology™) system.
The name is quite the mouthful. But essentially, this advanced technology is a series of contactless magnetic sensors that remove any friction from the internal mechanism. This reduces wear and tear on the internals of the Warthog guaranteeing it’ll be super accurate for years to come.
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.
Also, Thrustmaster have paid particular attention 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).
Fully adjustable control panel with 15 action buttons and 5 programmable backlit LEDs
The throttle quadrant of the Warthog includes a control panel based with loads of functionality.
You’ve got a friction wheel and 15 action buttons, allowing you to manually adjust the resistance of the throttles to suit your own taste.
Plus, 5 programmable, backlit LEDs that look awesome when you’re playing in the dark.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab your Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog today for only $829 (plus a small shipping fee).
Metal hand rest
Adjustable friction system: firm, linear and fluid tension, with no dead zones
Realistic IDLE detent with “Pull & Push” system
Realistic and dis-engageable 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)
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
New detachable handle, crafted entirely of metal
Detachable metal plate for desk- or cockpit-style use
New, realistic pressure on buttons and trigger
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)
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
Weighted base (over 3kg) incorporated underneath the throttles
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)
1x Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog
All Thrustmaster gear is backed by a two year limited warranty. This warranty covers you against manufacturer defects.
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.
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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) 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?
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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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