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Honeycomb Aeronautical Throttle Pack for A319 – A380 Releasing April 19th

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In an email sent to customers who own Honeycomb Aeronautical’s Bravo unit, it has been confirmed that the Throttle Pack for Airbus A319 – A380 will release on April 19th 2021.

The email also confirmed that the throttles are open to pre-orders for customers prior to its April 19th 2021 release. What isn’t made clear is whether the release date is the day people can expect to receive them or when they’ll begin to ship.

The new Throttle Pack, which is designed to be used with the Bravo Throttle Quadrant (which is sold seperately), includes 4 Airbus throttle modules and a new spoiler and flap mechanism.

When FSElite checked the official Honeycomb Aeronautical site, the product has already sold out. However, the email, seen by FSElite, confirms that the price of the Throttle Pack for Airbus A319 – A380 will be $69.99 (minus duties and import taxes). The product page hasn’t been updated with the release date and remains as Q2 2021.

Honeycomb Aeronautical recently revealed that production issues and shipping delays were impacting people getting both the Alpha and Bravo units, so it’s interesting to see how the new Throttle Pack will impact shipment to customers.

In other news, Honeycomb Aeronautical recently shared the idea of selling dust covers to protect your flight simulation hardware. You can read more about that here.

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Honeycomb Aeronautical Gives Production Update

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Hardware developer Honeycomb Aeronautical has given a small production update for those awaiting Alpha and Bravo units from the company. It has been many months since the initial batch of units were release, but the team has seen various challenges over the past few months which has led to a lack of inventory on their own website and at multiple
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VIRPIL Controls Announces VPC MongoosT-50CM3 Throttle

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Hardware developer VIRPIL Controls has announced their latest product, the VPC MongoosT-50CM3 Throttle.  The announcement came via a post to VIRPIL's website forum, which includes some preview images, as well as an in depth look at the features of the new piece of hardware. According to the post, VPC MongoosT-50CM3 throttle was actually first teased back in August, via a
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Further Details on Honeycomb Aeronautical Future Controls

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Back in October, we reported that Honeycomb Aeronautical is worked on a range of new controllers that will further enhance your flight simulation experience. They include a brand new flight stick and throttle, a closer look at the Charlie Rudder pedals and also a revamped version of the Alpha Flight controls which will include Xbox Series X|S support. In the
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Honeycomb Aeronautical Bravo Throttle Production Delay

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Honeycomb Aeronautical has confirmed there is a small delay to the production schedule. This delay statement was issued by Honeycomb on Facebook and is due to an issue at one of the factories producing the units.

Whilst the delay news is unwelcome by some, it has only resulted in a minor delay with the first week of units due to be completed on November 23rd 2020. Following on from that, additional production weeks will follow and a shipping schedule will be reconfirmed once Honeycomb are totally sure of when units will be shipped. Any units purchased from the Honeycomb Aeronautical website will be shipped directly from Hong Kong for the fastest delivery possible, with shipping taking between 3-7 days.

Honeycomb did apologise for the delay and assure customers that they are delivering products that they can be proud of.

The delay is unfortunate, but you can read our hands-on first impressions of the Honeycomb Aeronautical Bravo Throttle in preparation for getting your unit.

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Total Controls Multi-Function Button Box Announced

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A brand-new Multi-Functional Button Box from a company called Total Control is currently in a Kickstarter and hopes to help simmers looking to improve their flight simulation hardware experience. The Multi-Function Button Box will give users access to a range of buttons, handles and knobs to help them overcome the need to rely on a keyboard and mouse - particularly
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The Journey to Virtual Fly: The FSElite Original

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Let's take a journey to Virtual-Fly, in Spain, using the Xcub and Virtual-Fly hardware(YOKO+, RUDDO+, TQ6+) in Microsoft Flight Simulator.   PC Specs Case: Lian-Li 0-11 Dynamic XL Mobo: Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master CPU: Intel i9 9900K (Stock Clocked) GPU: Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 2080Ti RAM: 64gb G.Skill Trident Z Royal DDR4 @ 3600 850W Platinum certified power supply, 280mm
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Honeycomb Aeronautical Shows off Bravo Throttle In Action

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Whilst pre-orders for the Honeycomb Aeronautical Brave Throttle controls happened a few weeks ago, customers are now just waiting to get their hands on the hardware for their simulator. Despite some initial hiccups with the process, Honeycomb Aeronautical has shown off how the hardware can be used in Microsoft Flight Simulator. To be more specific, Nicki from the team has
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