Thrustmaster releases "stand-alone" HOTAS Magnetic Base

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the HOTAS Warthog, Thrustmaster is making it more affordable to get your set for the F-18 or F-16.

Thrustmaster HOTAS Magnetic Base

Until now, if you wanted to get the Thrustmaster Warthog HOTAS for your F-18 or the F-16, you’d have to get the full joystick, with the A-10 grip, and then spend even more money on the grip.

Thrustmaster is changing that. You will now be able to get the HOTAS Magnetic base by itself and purchase the grip you prefer.

Pre-orders will start on January 15, 2020 on both the Thrustmaster e-shop and worldwide stores. The base will be made available on February 28, 2020 with a suggested retail price of £119.99 / €129.99 / $159.99.

Here's the official word:

Thrustmaster is now giving members of its flight sim community the opportunity to totally customize and build their own dream setup from the ground up, thanks to the launch of a standalone version of its beloved HOTAS Magnetic Base for the very first time ever. The ability to purchase the base on its own gives simmers a level of adaptability that they’ve only been able to dream about until now, allowing them to use any of their favorite Thrustmaster add-on flight sticks (sold separately) with the base — and ushering in a brand-new era of optimized, fully customizable flight experiences for each and every user. The HOTAS Magnetic Base also proudly sports an eye-catching logo paying homage to the HOTAS Warthog™ Flight Stick’s 10th anniversary, sure to appeal both to collectors and old-school simmers looking to give their flight setup a dramatic instant upgrade.

HOTAS Magnetic Base key features:

 Detachable metal plate for desk or cockpit-style use, with special 10th anniversary graphic.

  • The base features H.E.A.R.T Hall Effect AccuRate Technology, with 3D (Hall Effect) magnetic sensors for surgical precision that won’t decrease over time.
  • Super stable weighted base (weighs more than 4.4 lb / 2 kg without a flight stick grip installed).
  • The base is compatible with all flight simulation games.
  • Compatible on PC with the following Thrustmaster flight stick grips: HOTAS Cougar™, HOTAS Warthog™, F-16C Viper™ and F/A-18C Hornet™.
Sérgio Costa

About Sérgio Costa

Sérgio has been a flight simulation enthusiast for nearly 25 years. His passion with helicopters developed during MSFS 2000 when he discovered the complexity of these aircraft and the challenge it was to control them. Since then he has been primarily a helicopter flight simmer, trying his best not to crash and kill all his virtual passengers. Sérgio is HeliSimmer.com's editor and writer and one of the Three Grumpy Simmers, a YouTube series and Podcast produced together with YouTubers Bel Geode and NovaWing24, obviously dedicated to flight simulation.

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