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AVA F/A-18 Super Hornet Flight Stick

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CHF 456.00

Expected on 01/07/2024

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    SKU: EU-TRM-089
    Article code: 2960863
    Barcode: 3362932915782


    Thrustmaster sets a new standard with AVA

    Thrustmaster has set a new standard with their AVA (Advanced Versatile Aviation) ecosystem. At the heart of the AVA F/A-18 Super Hornet Flightstick lies the meticulously engineered all-metal AVA Base, which is fully adaptable to your flight preferences and needs. On top of the AVA Base you'll find the Boeing licensed, scale 1:1, F/A-18 Super Hornet Flightstick, which comes with an ultra-realistic 2-step trigger and 19 action buttons. Finally, Thrustmaster has added the AVA Desktop Plate and AVA Offset Adapter to this package to complete the bundle.

    Sophisticated Engineering for Precision Piloting

    The AVA Base set is remarkably adaptable, allowing pilots to tailor their control interface to their specific flying preferences. The AVA allows for easy and rapid adjustments to the joystick's four functional elements: cam profiles, spring resistances, dampers, and deflection masks. This versatility caters to a range of pilots, from fighter jet enthusiasts seeking robust tension to helicopter pilots prioritizing finesse and precision. Each component can be modified without the need for complex tools or prolonged downtime, empowering pilots to make on-the-fly adjustments.

    The AVA system utilizes HEART (HallEffect AccuRate Technology™) on all axes, which uses 3D magnetic sensors to deliver extreme accuracy and responsiveness. This technology eliminates physical contact points in the sensor, drastically reducing wear and tear and enhancing the longevity and reliability of the measurements.

    Seamless Compatibility and Performance

    Besides its technical features, the AVA flight stick is designed for seamless integration with popular flight simulation software, such as Digital Combat Simulator (DCS) and Microsoft Flight Simulator. This plug-and-play compatibility ensures that the software recognizes the stick instantly, requiring no additional configuration and allowing pilots to immerse themselves in simulation with minimal setup time.

    Authenticity in Design

    The Thrustmaster F/A-18C Hornet HOTAS Add-On Grip, which is included with this AVA bundle, is a replica of the famous McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C flightstick. With Boeing's permission, it is designed for the most demanding flightsimmers. The stick weighs 720 grams and is made of high-quality, sustainable materials. Because of this, the stick provides an authentic experience that mirrors the actual aircraft's control. Pilots can feel the resistance and push of 19 action buttons, including an ultra-realistic 2-step trigger and an 8-direction hat switch.

    Modularity for Future Expansion

    The AVA F/A-18 Super Hornet Flightstick is delivered to your doorstep, including a full metal AVA Desktop Plate, which prevents your flight controls from moving during flight maneuvers, and the AVA Offset Adapter, which allows users to position their joystick grip at either 15° or 30° (for central piloting configurations).
    However, the AVA is not only about current capabilities but also about future possibilities. Its modular design allows for integrating an expansive range of accessories, including additional grips, extensions, cams, springs, and dampers. This scalability ensures that the AVA system can evolve with technological advancements and user requirements, solidifying its place as a future-proof investment in flight simulation technology.


    • Product Type: Joystick
    • Connectivity: USB
    • Platform: Windows
    • Works with: Microsoft Flight Simulator‚ X-Plane‚ DCS World (and more)
    • Warranty: 2 years
    • Warranty-type: Carry-in

    Pros and cons

    • Cutting-Edge Technology: Utilizes H.E.A.R.T technology for zero dead zones and precise control
    • Extensive Customizability: Features easy external adjustments for axis curves‚ resistance‚ damping‚ and travel
    • Seamless Integration: Automatically recognized by top flight sim games; plug-and-play functionality
    • Premium Pricing: The AVA F/A-18 Super Hornet Stick may be expensive for casual hobbyists

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