I’m in the market to replace my spiky Saitek setup.
I had had a Thrustmaster or two in the very old days and found that the pots and switches (pre-warthog) didn’t seem to last long which brought me to the Russian developers. But I confess, I can’t tell the difference, especially in regards to mounts, ease of use, and cross compatibility.
I currently have my Saitek on a pair of Monster Tech mounts clamped to my desk and I think that is probably the way I’ll keep it, though a center mount sounds awesome. I’d like max buttons/hats, but I’ve never been all that lucky with microsticks, so that’s not a big factor for me.
I’ve always loved my Harrier stick, so being able to use the TM Hornet one, either native or on the Virpil mount might be nice. That’s not really a show stopper for me though. More of a nice to have.
Obviously, I’ll need a throttle. I know VKB doesn’t make one at present. Don’t know if that’s a problem with too many devices in some games.
Any insight you might have as to what you have, how you mount it, and any programming or cross compatibility issues would be greatly appreciated before I attempt to get one of these things ordered.