... you take into account the 55 fully programmable action buttons and 2
four-direction hat switches, each with a built-in push button (the first
joystick in the world to incorporate such a feature), it becomes clear
that the HOTAS WARTHOG is in a class of its own.
The product's final mechanical component, the control panel, provides an
extensive number and variety of controls. It includes a friction wheel,
allowing users to manually adjust the resistance of the throttles
according to their own taste. It also features backlighting for functions,
which users will certainly appreciate for night flights; the 5
programmable LEDs are also a plus for use in dark or low-light conditions.
The base includes a trim wheel and 15 action buttons, including numerous
push buttons with resistance identical to that on a real airplane and
industrial metal switches (2 or 3 positions) with highly realistic
pressure. The throttle component has also been very carefully designed,
with a dual throttle system allowing for independent control of 2 motors:
a locking system lets the user either attaches the 2 throttles together,
or else keeps them independent of one another.
The magnetic sensor technology used for the throttles (14-bit
resolution, with 16384 values on each throttle) provides unrivaled
precision. Switching to the Idle and Afterburner detents is carried out
via a Pull and Push system, for even greater realism. The Afterburner
detent is disengageable, allowing users to perfectly adapt the throttle
control to the type of airplane they are piloting. The throttles feature a
total of 17 action buttons, a Point Of View hat and a mouse hat / slew
control. The joystick features 19 action buttons, along with a Point Of
View hat. It provides extreme precision, thanks to the H.E.A.R.T
HallEffect AccuRate Technology magnetic sensor system it employs: 16-bit
precision (65536 x 65536 values), with no gimbals (cardan joints).
3D magnetic sensors (Hall Effect) on the 2 throttles: enjoy surgical
precision that stays razor-sharp over time
14-bit resolution (16384 values) on each throttle
USB connection with upgradeable firmware
15 action buttons in total + 1 TRIM wheel