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I currently have the Honeycomb Alpha Yoke, Honeycomb Bravo Throttle Quadrant and a logitech extreme 3d pro flight stick. I was wondering if it would be better just to purchase the Thrustmaster TCA set since it mimics the real life airbus flight stick and throttles. Or could I simply get by using my logitech extreme 3d pro flight stick and the honeycomb bravo? What do you think would give me a better overall experience?


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The TCA Airbus throttle is not that expensive and great for airbus - has throttle detent locking and a lock pin for both throttles to keep them aligned - as for the stick it was great but not my thing I need a yoke

Oh and you can hear the clicks on the throttles thats very nice

I just picked up the Thrustmaster Boeing yoke wow its awesome - push pull yokes  is old news - also got Honeycomb Bravo Throttle Quadrant with airbus handles but doesnt have locking throttle detents but not a huge deal due to all of its other benefits 

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I like the Thrustmaster T 16000M Joystick with hall ICs, never go out of adjustment or get noisy. For  throttle, I use the Logitech Quad Throttle. I just don't like I used them years ago and found them to be a PIA. Notchy, and take up too much room. 

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13 minutes ago, Bobsk8 said:

I like the Thrustmaster T 16000M Joystick with hall ICs, never go out of adjustment or get noisy. For  throttle, I use the Logitech Quad Throttle. I just don't like I used them years ago and found them to be a PIA. Notchy, and take up too much room. 

Pardon me barging in, but I thought a throttle was included with a Thrustmaster T 16000M. Am I mistaken?


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37 minutes ago, captain420 said:

I currently have the Honeycomb Alpha Yoke, Honeycomb Bravo Throttle Quadrant and a logitech extreme 3d pro flight stick. I was wondering if it would be better just to purchase the Thrustmaster TCA set since it mimics the real life airbus flight stick and throttles. Or could I simply get by using my logitech extreme 3d pro flight stick and the honeycomb bravo? What do you think would give me a better overall experience?

I have the stick, I also have the HC alpha and bravo, so what I done was, I got the Airbus pack for the Bravo and its perfect. Once they get the buttons to work with the Fenix on the Bravo, I feel it would be much better than the TCA quadrant. And yes I know its not the whole 320 throttle design but its good enough. 

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1 minute ago, hvw said:

Pardon me barging in, but I thought a throttle was included with a Thrustmaster T 16000M. Am I mistaken?

Yeah and the throttle is a POS. Small throw, impossible to set accurately. 

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4 minutes ago, Bobsk8 said:

Yeah and the throttle is a POS. Small throw, impossible to set accurately. 

Thanks a lot, Bob, you saved me from buying this one. I was looking for a "budget" joystick with throttle so I may now go as well for the TM TCA.


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3 minutes ago, hvw said:

Thanks a lot, Bob, you saved me from buying this one. I was looking for a "budget" joystick with throttle so I may now go as well for the TM TCA.

Yes, with some aircraft you need a throttle with a long throw for accuracy. 

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58 minutes ago, captain420 said:

I currently have the Honeycomb Alpha Yoke, Honeycomb Bravo Throttle Quadrant and a logitech extreme 3d pro flight stick. I was wondering if it would be better just to purchase the Thrustmaster TCA set since it mimics the real life airbus flight stick and throttles. Or could I simply get by using my logitech extreme 3d pro flight stick and the honeycomb bravo? What do you think would give me a better overall experience?

https://www.amazon.com/Thrustmaster-TCA-Officer-Pack-Airbus-pc/dp/B0873QXDQS/ref=sr_1_6?crid=D368BDH10KB4&keywords=Airbus+stick+and+throttle+msfs&qid=1653658297&s=videogames&sprefix=airbus+stick+and+throttle+msfs%2Cvideogames%2C104&sr=1-6


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On 5/27/2022 at 9:47 AM, Richard Sennett said:

 

I just picked up the Thrustmaster Boeing yoke wow its awesome - push pull yokes  is old news -

Yes, I'm sure we'll now see everyone retrofitting all aircraft with push pull yokes into that...  🙄

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On 5/27/2022 at 10:08 AM, hvw said:

Pardon me barging in, but I thought a throttle was included with a Thrustmaster T 16000M. Am I mistaken?

Yes, and no... There is the set, and there is the standalone stick.

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On 5/27/2022 at 2:33 PM, captain420 said:

I currently have the Honeycomb Alpha Yoke, Honeycomb Bravo Throttle Quadrant and a logitech extreme 3d pro flight stick. I was wondering if it would be better just to purchase the Thrustmaster TCA set since it mimics the real life airbus flight stick and throttles. Or could I simply get by using my logitech extreme 3d pro flight stick and the honeycomb bravo? What do you think would give me a better overall experience?

I tried it in the shop. In my humble opinion, it feels as cheap as it is. Flying with manual thrust would make me go insane.

I much prefer my TWCS Thrustmaster lever, and get along with a button for reverse. This device also has two wings which can be used for rudder in case your space does not allow rudder pedals, or they are too expensive. The little wheel on the side can be used for brakes then.


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Is there a way to get the buttons hdg, alt etc working on the honeycomb bravo with the Fenix …has anybody been able to do that….if so …..how?? I’ve got the throttle, and flaps and spoilers to work but I want to be able to map the buttons etc….advice please? Thanks 


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i use the TCA throttle with TM warthog for the sidestick works perfect for me , i only really fly the fenix. I have loads of lights and switches assigned via FSUIPC , great after landing ,idont really have to take my eyes off the runway/exit 


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so using FSUIPC will sort the job out of assigning the switches and buttons on the the bravo will it?


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