MFG, known in the sim community for their rudder pedals, has now released a small, yet important product: the MFG Warthog extension.
This extension is used to increase the length of the Warthog joystick increasing the travel distance and, thus, improving the accuracy of the joystick. This extension becomes even more important for helicopter pilots since it provides better control over the helicopter.
According to MFG:
Product is intended to improve Thrustmaster’s HOTAS Warthog joystick behaviour by extending Warthog’s grip position as compared to it’s gymbal mechanisam, thus minimizing the shortcomings of original design ( sticktion of gymbal mechanics, short throw of the joystick, strong centering spring). Every Warthog joystick + extension owner will confirm that this small and relatively inexpensive addon will dramatically improve original behaviour of the stick by means of more natural ( larger) throw of the stick which makes it possible to be used as decent center or side mounted joystick. Customers also experience better feeling in handling of the plane due to fine positioning of the stick which is most important while dogfighting.
Only shorcoming of this acessory is that it can hardly be used with joystick sitting on top of a regular desk. Un-modified Thrustmaster Warthog sit too high on a desk too, and by adding extension to it desk usage ergonomics make it unpractical to say at least…so warthog joystick base must be somehow mounted in lower position than office desk to utilise potential of an Warthog extension. If your intention is to use Extension with a desk mounted joystick we recomend lenght of 7.5 cm only, with limited ergonomics !!
- Can be used on Thrustmaster Warthog or Cougar joystick
- made of aluminum alloy, polished (lightweight)
- proffesionally produced cable (reliability, short connector size, thin and long cable for easy assembly and easy twisting)
- threads adopted so multiple extensions can be used used together ( adjust lenght)
- stepless grip rotation angle fixing due to unique thread design (custom grip offset)
- 3x lenghts available : 7.5 cm, 10cm and 12 cm
The price for the 3 lengths will be the same (40,00€ per unit) and MFG offers a discount if you buy 2 or more units, which is great for virtual squadrons that want to improve their Hogs.
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