Enjoy the T50 Mongoose stick my friend.
For What Its worth … I’d recommend maybe buying the TM Warthog throttle unit separately, then maybe if you like that … and you are bound to … buy a Virpil base, you have the grip now and it will works perfectly on a Virpil or TM base (without the front brake lever axis on TM base and software) … in my honest opinion the stock TM Warthog stick base is not so good, the TM Warthog grip stick itself is nigh on perfect, but we may be able to buy a separate TM F/A-18 Hornet grip with equal button press functions as stock TM Warthog grip in near future … this may have a knock on effect of some selling on their TM Warthog stick grips , I wont be though.
Once you get the TM Warthog throttle, get the slew mod, big difference … take a look at the Virpil throttle too, it looks really nice, newer version now too, but not nice enough … IMHO … to replace my TM Warthog throttle modded.
Pedals, you are spoilt for choice now, lots of good ones for different budgets, have four sets here just now believe it or not … Main ones after some testing , and Troll tried them too, I like the new TM Pendular pedals a lot now, after a little getting used to and adjusting spring tension ETC, they are my keeper main use pedals, second set I regularly use are the MFG Crosswinds V2 pedals, very smooth if you can get over the WW2 style and feel on your feet … apparently limited numbers of Combat style pedals new or add on to existing units will be available very soon from my contact with MFG.
Have a couple of Saitek pedals, one Regular, one Combat, they are both the same really internally and are easy modded to remove the centre detent … a must mod IMHO … had CH pedals a long time ago, they have never changed much, nice solid pedals, bit to close together for my comfort though.
My Saitek pedals really need to go on Ebay soon.
Virpil have new pedals coming out soon, have a look there, there are more, but, hey … these are my experiences.