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Thrustmaster Set to Announce New Flying Yoke System and Joystick Soon

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Whilst there continues to be a bit of a shortage of components in order to make hardware across the world, developers and manufacturers continue to press on with their plans to provide fans with new ways to interact with their games and simulators. Thrustmaster is one such company and has confirmed plans to announce a number of new products before the end of the year.

On social media, Thrustmaster said that before the end of the year, they will unveil two new bits of hardware that relate to flight simulation. The first will be a new Flying Joystick bundle for PC and the second will be a new Flying Yoke system for Xbox consoles and PC. Details on both are nonexistent right now. On the post, they said, “we are truly grateful for the support and interest you are showing by regularly asking for news on our upcoming projects.” It continues, “as we have a lot of amazing products in all our different universes to reveal in the next six months, here is a summary of what we will unveil before the end of 2021.”


Thrustmaster has been actively developing and bringing new hardware to the flight simulation scene for years now, with the most recent hardware being the TCA Airbus packages. They have been met with critical acclaim, so hopefully whatever Thrustmaster has in store will meet those same expectations and demands.

As for when and where this announcement will take place; it appears as though FlightSimExpo 2021 is the answer. We don’t have any further details just yet, but with such a large presence at this year’s show, there’s no doubt something will be announced during this period of time. As always, we’ll be following the news and bringing it back to you as and when we learn more.

The featured image used is from the TCA Airbus Series and not representative of a new product.

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Honeycomb Aeronautical Produce Price Increase, Warning to Scalpers

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Honeycomb Aeronautical has taken to Facebook to announce some changes to their product pricing and the reasoning behind these new changes. Since the pandemic, a global chip shortage has made a massive impact on all types of products, including flight sim hardware. The shortage of materials and shipping vessels has led to price increases across the board for Honeycomb Aeronautical.
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Try the Upcoming Turtle Beach VelocityOne Flight Control System This September

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Last month, Turtle Beach announced it would be entering the flight simulation hardware market with the VelocityOne Flight Control System. Today, they confirmed that flight simmers will be able to go hands-on with the VelocityOne Flight Control this September at FlightSimExpo in San Diego. Turtle Beach says that they have collaborated with both engineers and pilots to design and produce the
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Turtle Beach Announces VelocityOne Flight

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Mostly known for their gamer-centric headsets, Turtle Beach has today announced a new set of flight controls designed for Microsoft Flight Simulator on Xbox Series S|X and Windows 10. Announced on their website earlier today, the VelocityOne Universal Flight Controls will include both a yoke and a modular throttle quadrant. Turtle Beach says that they have collaborated with both engineers
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Next Level Racing Announces Boeing Co-Branded Cockpit Product

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Next Level Racing, which most recently released the Flight Simulator Lite, has announced a brand new venture with aerospace company, Boeing. The new co-branding partnership will see the release of new cockpit products for fans around the world starting this year. "We are excited and proud of our new global collaboration with Boeing." Kam Khadem, Head of Brand and Strategic Growth
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Cockpit Master CS 737X CDU Announced

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Home cockpit builders will be pleased to see that a new player is on the scene with a brand-new standalone plug and play 737 CDU module. Developed by Cockpit Part Aviation Technology Co. Ltd, the new Cockpit Master CS 737X CDU enables simmers to simply plug in the device into a PC and use it seamlessly with a variety of aircraft.

Designed specifically for Boeing aircraft in a variety of simulators, the CS 737X CDU simply plugs into your PC via a USB port and it will connect via a bridge to your aircraft. Once connected, you can use the CDU as though you were using the real thing. With zero lag between input and it recognising in the simulator, the experience is meant to be seamless. Furthermore, the product comes with a full-colour TFT-LCD screen and has adjustable brightness and colours depending on the aircraft type. To help support the product on your desk, it comes with an adjustable aluminium desktop stand.

The CS 737X CDU works with FSX, Prepar3D, X-Plane and soon Microsoft Flight Simulator. Whilst it is dubbed a “737” product, it is actually compatible with the PMDG 737NG (and NGXu), PMDG 747 and the PMDG 777. On X-Plane, it is compatible with the Zibo 737-800 and also the IXEG 737-300.

Pre-orders for the Cockpit Master CS 737X CDU are now open on Aerosoft. Pre-ordering will save you 5% off the full price, meaning you can buy one for €598.73 (excludes tax and shipping). 

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Next Level Racing Releases Flight Simulator Lite

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Hardware developer Next Level Racing has released its latest flight simulation related product, Flight Simulator Lite. The new hardware represents the first foldable flight cockpit which is ideal for those with limited space but demands a solution to have all their flight controls on a stable platform. Flight Simulator Lite by Next Level Racing suits both commercial and combat flight
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Update: Honeycomb Aeronautical Throttle Pack for A319 – A380 Releasing April 19th

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Update: Since the original publication of this article, it is now been confirmed that users can pre-order the unit before they ship out on April 19th. As per our article, the price will be $69.99 USD. You can pre-order the throttles right now from the Honeycomb Aeronautical website. It's not known yet if resellers such as Aerosoft will also sell the
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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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