Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog

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  • Replica US Air force A-10C aircraft joystick pack
  • Pull & push throttle with disengageable afterburner
  • The most feature filled joystick you can get
  • Free Shipping Australia Wide
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Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog - Pagnian Advanced Simulation
Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog - Pagnian Advanced Simulation
Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog - Pagnian Advanced Simulation
Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog - Pagnian Advanced Simulation
Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog - Pagnian Advanced Simulation

Product information

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. 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.

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.

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".

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).

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.

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 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

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.

Optimized profiles (T.A.R.G.ET)

  • HOTAS Warthog – IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad (PC)
  • HOTAS Warthog – Elite: Dangerous (PC)
  • HOTAS Warthog – Star Citizen (PC)
  • HOTAS Warthog – World of Planes (PC)
  • HOTAS Warthog – War Thunder (PC)
  • T.A.R.G.E.T Software
  • All optimized T.A.R.G.E.T presets for the HOTAS Warthog™
  • (*) Patent pending.
  • (**) HOTAS™ is a trademark of Guillemot Corporation S.A..

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MS
09/01/2021
Mark S.
Australia Australia
Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog

Sooo much better than my old joystick, now I can play my favourite game in the world Digital Combat Simulator and fly with confidence and enjoyment. Sooo many buttons, love it.

JF
08/15/2021
JR F.
Australia Australia
Great

Top service. Immediate dispatch. Way better than all the other useless places I bought stuff for my computer from.

CD
08/04/2021
Christopher D.
Australia Australia
Thrustmaster WARTHOG - Great Product

I upgraded to the Thrustmaster WARTHOG from my old and trusty Logitech Extreme 3D and I primarily bought the stick for DCS (A-10,F-16 and F-18 modules). I looked at more expensive alternatives, but settled on the WARTHOG due to it being a replica of the A-10 and it could provide a more realistic HOTAS experience in DCS. After purchase, the product was dispatched the next business day by Pagnian and delivered within 2 days. It was my first purchase from Pagnian but I will not hesitate to buy from them again. The product itself is very solid. The stick is all metal and has a high quality feel to it. Unlike other reviews I have not had any issues with the stick and it’s gimbal. The operation is smooth and makes flying so much more enjoyable, especially A/A refuelling! One point to note, it does not have a Z axis, so you will require rudder pedals. Likewise the throttle quadrant is a great addition with its many switches and buttons. Most of the throttle is metal but the throttles themselves are made primarily of plastic, but I don’t find this a problem. Overall, the WARTHOG is a massive upgrade and I would recommend it to anyone that can justify the price. Yes, there may be alternatives (VKB, Virpil etc) but if you want something in stock and in Australia the Thrustmaster is really your only option.

PW
08/04/2021
Paul W.
Australia Australia
Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog

Excellent all round. The product (Thrustmaster Hotas Warthog) is excellent. Price was good with free postage and service from Pagnian was outstanding (delivered in 2 days). Definitely recommend these guys.

J
07/16/2021
J
Australia Australia
Worst stick I've ever owned

I'll start by saying that Pagnian offered a competitive price and delivered it within a matter of days to metro Sydney. Kudos to them for great service! The problem is with the stick itself. The throttle is primo quality with no issues. The stick, however, is the worst stick I've ever owned. The metal grip feels great, high quality, etc. The buttons mostly feel very good, though I find the hats can be a bit 'spongey', meaning that they don't give a 'click' feedback. This wasn't really an issue for me, and it may be how the real stick on the real A-10 Warthog feels, as this is a replica after all. I found using gloves to be a much more comfortable way to use the stick as this is how the real stick is designed to be used. The problem itself lies in the base, or the gimbal to be more precise. Fresh out of the box I immediately noticed that the stick gets stuck in various positions. With the stick at full deflection, it will move more or less smoothly. It is between centre and full deflection that you will notice the sticking, especially the closer to centre that you are. This is no minor thing and greatly affects your flying. At the centre, it is literally impossible to make minute adjustments, which is crucial for both warbirds (WWI and WWII) and for a lot of functions with jets, particularly refuelling. Forget getting your crosshairs on target - this stick simply can't do it. At medium deflection, the problem is also quite bad. I found that while trying to dogfight, I regularly felt as though I was at full deflection, only to find that the stick had become stuck. I literally had to yank the stick to move it further, as progressively increasing the pressure just would not work. This, of course, causes your plane to **** suddenly and more often than not spin out of control. Not jerking the stick to full deflection simply means not using the full turn radius of the plane, thus rendering dogfighting impossible. This is a combat stick, not a GA stick, so not being able to dogfight with it is a little bewildering. I thought I perhaps had a defective unit, but I did some research into the issue, and lo and behold, it is a well-known problem with the Warthog stick that is known as 'stiction'. This is caused by the gimbal being plastic (yes that's right, the outside is all metal but what you don't see is the plastic internals!), where the gimbal mould has left-over plastic ridges that catch on other internal components. There are only two ways to resolve this problem: Buy an expensive mounting and extension setup (which mitigates but doesn't fully eliminate the problem), or to open the gimbal up, fully taking it apart in a rather intimidating and involved looking process, sanding down the offending plastic ridges, adding new special, high-viscosity grease, and putting it all back together again, hopefully not breaking any of the delicate components in the process, but likely voiding your warranty just for taking it apart and finishing the job of the manufacturers! There is just no other way around this stiction problem, but for this price point, it is absolutely absurd that I have to do risky maintenance on a brand new, high-end stick. It is equally absurd that I have to spend $400+ for desk mounts and extensions, bringing the total cost for this setup to $1000+. I got the Warthog because I thought it was a high-end stick at a competitive price compared with the other high-end sticks on the market, but at $1000 I could have gone with something else that doesn't have these issues. I would never recommend this stick to anyone and will be telling anyone who asks to steer well clear of the Warthog. I have packed my brand new stick back up in its box and have contacted Pagnian. If Pagnian can do something about this, my review may change, but as is, this was a total waste of money and I am very disappointed by the whole experience. I'll be steering clear of Thrustmaster products in future too. Please heed my warning and don't make the same mistake I did. Go with VKB or Virpil - it'll cost you the same in the end.