Notes: One 8 way hat, trigger, and twist stick for rudder. Throttle and buttons on base. Replica of German WW2 KG12 grip. Non-removable grip.
Gladiator Pro Mk. II (stick, throttle)
USD $245-329 EUR???
Notes: Interchangeable grips; can use KG12, MCG, or MCG Pro. KG12 same as the Gladiator Mk. II. MCG offers 14 buttons, two slew axises, two hats, and two triggers. MCG Pro offers 24 buttons and an additional slew axis over the MCG. MCG grips are based on Russian sticks.
Gunfighter Mk. II (stick)
USD $299-$459 EUR €309,00-409,00
Notes: Same grip offerings as Gladiator Pro Mk. II. No controls on base. Can be ordered with tabletop base or floor/customizable base.
One idea : lets make it just a list and each listing can be linked to individual thread for that particular hardware ( kit ). You know, its going to be BIG list and lot of details, notes, pictures, reviews, price changes etc. And we probably would like to discus the individual devices
@Franze so feel free to edit and use similar formating on the first post ( without the notes, prices ).
I would suggest table like this :
[‘url’=>to individual forum thread] DEVICE [/‘url’] MANUFACTURER LEVEL
The CH Quad comes with 4 x T handles and 2 each P and M handles - so anything from a twin prop to a 4 engine jet.
CH Quad and Saitek TPM lever handles are pretty much interchangeable, meaning I can put two CH Quad throttle handles on two Saitek TPM levers for a nice B737, Lear, Mustang, etc. two throttle set up. The third lever is the Flaps. B727? DC-10, L-1011? I use all 3 Saitek levers with CH Quad T handles.
So given that, the idea is to mix and match.
Each peripheral has its strengths and weaknesses that can dovetail with a specific FSX, P3D, X-Plane or DCS aircraft.
For example, Aerosoft’s OV-10 Bronco. Obviously a military aircraft so the Warthog HOTAS Stick is a must, but not the HOTAS throttle. The OV-10, like many turboprops has a throttle, fuel, and prop levers (on the left side) So I use the CH Pro Throttle Quad instead. It really gives you more of a feel for flying the aircraft.
1 - Never get rid of a peripheral - it might be a good fit for a new aircraft (I still have my Microsoft Sidewinder Pro)
2 - List out all your peripherals and think about mix-match combinations (I’m still thinking abut how to set up my B-47)
3 - As much as possible, use standard switchology. Example: the left most switch on both my Saitek TPM and CH Quad is landing gear. If I don’t have room for a Flap lever, the right most switch on both is Flaps, the next in from the right is Spoilers (up is Armed; down is toggle), etc.
Hey guys, thankyou to all whom have contributed and put the effort into collating all the information on controller hardware.
I recently sat down and did a little wiki page for the 229th to assist new inductees on joining the unit and getting set up, one of the things I included was a hardware page so that newcomers could see what the majority of guys in the unit were flying. (Although very few have given me any feedback so that I can update the list…)
but its a rabbit-hole to be sure and I quickly rationalised what I was doing to just putting the callsigns of members who owned/used them so that they could be contacted on TeamSpeak or Discord to discuss the merits, pros and cons of each device.
I just didn’t have the scope to include reviews, pricing, etc.
although if theres anything on my page that might be of use, Im happy to contribute some time to add to the list (via Nevo or whomever)
My Bf-109 Slaw device pedals. They are rock solid. All components are medal and they are very high quality. They have been with me since July 2015 and have not experienced any degradation. Had a problem in the beginning w BoS. Mr Slaw gave me support until I was satisfied. The calibration software fixed them up. He has good customer service. In all the time I’ve had these, not even a paintchip has come off. They look as new. The pedals themselves are like sim jewelry. I wear socks or shoes when I use them. I know 500 bucks is a lot for pedals but I got tired of replacing Saitek pedals. The quality was bad and they lasted me less than 2 years. I went through 2 pairs.