Most of the hardcore fans of playing flight simulators will not have a flight side stick at their home. The generic joysticks or flight sticks are the essential accessories for the PC gaming options. Windows support the enhancement of Xbox-style gamepads with the decrease of space combat and aerial simulation. As of now, these are referred to as a niche product and may change within a year. Microsoft Flight Simulator launching by tomorrow with an ambitious and gorgeous project to mark a series upgrade.
This feature is available for anyone to utilize with the Xbox Game Pass option. This year, the Star Wars Squadrons will recreate the space battle tense of the TIE Fighter and X-Wing games. Most of them will not prefer to use a gamepad and like to search for the best entry-level flight stick. Thrustmaster’s Airbus Side Stick will cost around $69.99 and an ideal choice to use. The full name of this product is the Airbus Edition TCA Side Stick.
Airbus A320 has a design to replicate the side stick at a 1:1 ratio and also famous from its competitor. Without any additional installation, you can just connect with the Microsoft Flight Simulator directly from the box. Side Stick is another premium product but places are also plasticky to feel. However, it comes with affordable pricing to impress the users. The solid base is enough and convincing with the stick movement. Apart from using the gamepad, you can gain more access and control with this side stick.
Airbus Flight Stick – Importance
The Airbus Side Stick will lack with the customizability or input options. It includes the following features:
- A throttle slider
- A twist-lock
- 8-way hat switch, which is meant for the cockpit
- Four sticks
- 12 base buttons
An extra button is configured for working at the throw’s bottom side. The swappable side buttons within the stick will allow you to set up like an airliner’s left or right seat. You can place the side stick with the wide or narrow options for both sides and a wider red module button. The biggest weak point of the side stick is its throttle slider. Gauge positioning will never work with the stick’s base for the markings and also feels flimsy.
It can provide the best job but, essential to upgrade the unit. This side stick is supported and also compatible with throttles and pedals of the TCA ecosystem. Airbus throttle quadrant will match the pricing of $99.99 and deliver the same by next month on purchase. Some of them may not experience the actual planes’ flying mechanics to use. You can feel infinitely comfortable & convincing to utilize the Microsoft Flight Simulator instead of using the Thrustmaster Side Stick.
When compared to the Xbox Gamepad, you can use the Airbus Flight Stick A320 unit for gaming purposes. It will offer more resistance and also give fine control over the available three axes of the air movement. This is not possible if you would like to replicate the same by using a little thumbstick. A side stick like Airbus A320 unit is an ideal option to utilize with the Flight Simulator applications.
Airbus Flight Stick – Features
Versatile & Innovative Design
- Airbus Side-stick A320 type’s ergonomic replica with thrust reverser mechanism and in-built throttle axis.
- The fully modular and ambidextrous joystick will include 4 swappable & easier joystick head button modules.
- You are allowed to choose from the 4 different configurations. Small aircraft has a wide center or narrow stick configuration along with the left or right seat for an airliner.
T.A.R.G.E.T Software Compatible
T.A.R.G.E.T (Thrustmaster Advanced pRogramming Graphical EdiTor Software) will create or load a particular mapping preset for a specific aircraft. It is possible to save the entire list of your favorite settings. The application will allow users to create their unique settings for in-game options.
Microsoft Flight Simulator (Native Integration)
This plug & play feature will allow your device to recognize automatically within the game. The joystick is compatible with the Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 to works with X-Plane 11, Prepar3D, and Flight Simulator X. Airbus A320 joystick is another great addition for your Fligtsim Labs A320-X or Aerosoft A321 & A320. It is supported on PC running Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system. Some rudder controllers are also compatible and need to purchase separately. A few of them are TPR (Thrustmaster Pendular Rudder) and TFRP (Thrustmaster T.Flight Rudder Pedals).
Versatile & Accurate Side Stick
This flight stick from Thrustmaster will utilize the magnetic sensor for making it extremely perfect and accurate. In case, if rudder pedals are not available then it is much easier to work by using this stick twist. This joystick type has a new feature named “rudder lock”. If rudder pedals are not available then disable the stick rotation mechanically.
You can easily get rid of utilizing the rudder input from your available stick. The Airbus A320 Side Stick can be an ideal option for both right-handed and left-handed pilots. You can also adjust the configuration of the modular button. Thrustmaster side stick includes a throttle axis located near the stick’s base for reverse thrust function.
Airbus A320 – Experiencing Pilot Feeling
TCA Side Stick Airbus Edition from Thrustmaster will offer a unique experience of pilot feel. The joystick will replicate the side stick and provides an ultimate addition to gain a realistic experience of flight simulator.
TCA Side Stick from Thrustmaster is the most popular and first product to offer the civilian flight simulation market. You can personalize your airliner experience by utilizing the Airbus related products after the launch of TCA Side Stick. Airbus Edition of the TCA Quadrant will feature the true-to-life and impressive Airbus throttle quadrant.
Complete the given list of throttles courses, ignition control, and starter switches. Users can expand the game series with the release of a quadrant add-on. The set-up will complete with the hardware by using a detailed flap-system, parking brakes, and spoiler functionality. Three products combination can provide access to the entire main controls available within the Aircraft flight deck.