Here we go, review
Wow, 3 pages of review and not one mention of the elephant in the room: the price.
Pre-orderd. I realize that as much as I “want” it, living with 4 women dictates that I “need” it as much as any man.
I’m a little bit torn. I would certainly like the Hornet grip, but I’m thinking the VirPil MongoosT-50 CM2 might be the better option for me. The main thing I like about it is the hand brake, which is useful for the Russian aircraft and the Spitfire.
I’m also likely to be buying the Honeycomb yoke and throttle because I seem to be sinking a lot of time and money into X-Plane these days. That would probably be the best investment for me, all things considered. We will see though.
Oh, I just looked that up, and now I’m wondering about compatibility of that throttle with IL-2 as well.
The Great thing about this Grip is it will serve three modules…
They all use this grip…not sure about the earlier Sea Harriers that RAZBAM have said are planned?
“Man, I regret buying too much sim hardware” ~No one. Ever.
Do the right thing, buy them all, and report back on your findings.
Its for science.
Yeah that’s one of my only two reservations about it. Since I have both the Hornet and Harrier I’m really tempted to get it, but it’s nearly 60% the cost of an entire Warthog HOTAS for the single stick, sans base.
I’m also curious if it has any additional functionality over the Warthog stick, or if it’s simply a shape/ergonomics difference.
@Clutch this is suposedly from TM press release :
The HOTAS philosophy works best when your controller layout matches the actual HOTAS layout. It makes it much easier to learn when you don’t have an additional layer of what-button-is-what-on-the-actual-HOTAS to think about.
I’m not keen on having to transfer the Viper throttle functions to the TMHW throttle, but I’m even less keen on shelling out for an F-16 replica.
Unless you have previous muscle memory from having used a certain stick/layout prior, a HOTAS program that fits your physical HOTAS the closest you can get to the real thing (with some personal additions or changes) shouldn’t really make a difference.
I bet you are configuring it right now aren’t you? I have mine arriving a day earlier than expected. Supposed to be delivered on Sunday now. Can’t wait.