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Thrustmaster TCA Sidestick Airbus Edition: First Look

THRUstmaster Tca Sidestick First Look

Finding the right hardware to start your journey into flight simulation is always tough. For months, I tried desperately to use a keyboard and mouse. The virtual flight instructors were always mad at me for terrible landings (tips on pg. 63), but I always blamed the hardware setup I had. However, when I got my first joystick, my flight sim life changed. Finally having full control over each movement meant I could land with much more precision. I could no longer blame my hardware for the rough landings, but at least having a joystick made things easier than ever before.

As we enter into this new realm of flight simulation, it’s worth stopping to remember that finding your first piece of hardware is a crucial first step into your flight simulation journey.

For years, Thrustmaster has been involved in the production of quality hardware in the flight simulation world. The TCA Sidestick Airbus Edition is the latest in a long line of products from the hardware manufacturers, but the first entry that is designed with commercial airliners in mind. Working closely alongside Airbus, the new TCA Sidestick is designed to offer enthusiasts and future pilots alike the chance to hold something close to the real thing.

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Design and Feel

The design is taken straight out of an Airbus cockpit. Blue hues make up the base, whilst the buttons and switches strike a good resemblance to sidesticks I’ve seen in rea Airbus cockpits. Despite being made from plastic, it feels sturdy and durable.

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Reminder: Win €100 simMarket Gift Card

Win 100 Euro Simmarket
Just a reminder to let you know you could win a €100 simMarket Gift Card. To celebrate the release of our third issue of the FSElite Magazine, we wanted to give back to the community with an easy way to win a fantastic prize. In partnership with AviationLads and simMarket, we’re proud to be able to offer the community a chance
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Win €100 simMarket Gift Card

Win 100 Euro Simmarket
To celebrate the upcoming release of our third issue of the FSElite Magazine, we wanted to give back to the community with an easy way to win a fantastic prize. In partnership with AviationLads and simMarket, we’re proud to be able to offer the community a chance to win a 100 gift card to spend on anything within the simMarket store! To
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FSElite Developer Interview: AirHauler 2 For X-Plane

Just Flight Airhauler 2 Interview
Years after the release for Prepar3D, X-Plane users have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of AirHauler 2 from JustFlight. With its release in May of this year, what's in store for future virtual airline pilots and managers? AirHauler 2 gives you the ability to create your own airline, grow your hangar with purchased aircraft, earn cash (albeit not real) and
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How to Improve Your Landings with a Flight Simulator: The FSElite Tutorial

In this FSElite tutorial, we discuss the basic techniques you can use to help improve your landings with a flight simulator. In this video, I showcase different aircraft landings ranging from Cessna 172 to a Boeing 747.

Disclaimer: This tips and tricks video is designed to help you in a flight simulation environment and does not substitute any kind of real-world training.

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iniBuilds and FSElite Partnership Concluded

FSEIiniB
A Joint Statement from Ubaid (CEO at iniBuilds) and Calum (Content Director at FSElite) Over the past year, iniBuilds and FSElite have worked together to provide the community with the ability to easily access a huge range of freeware content; liveries, GSX profiles and dynamic lighting. Both partners are extremely pleased with the response from the community with many people
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iniBuilds Weekly Recap – May 22nd

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We hope you've had a great week! Below, you can find our releases for this week: GSX Profiles Aerosoft Hamburg Dynamic Lighting Flightbeam Quito LatinVFR Guatemala City Digital Designs Leipzig V2 FSDreamTeam Louisville Aerosoft Hamburg Liveries Lucky Air FSLabs A320 (B-6947) Kulula PMDG NGXu 737-800 'Flying 101' (ZS-ZWP) Lufthansa PMDG 747-400 (D-ABVS) Ryanair PMDG NGXu 737-800 (EI-GDE) by SimTextures N946P
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iniBuilds Weekly Recap – May 15th

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Happy Friday! You can check out our releases for this week below: GSX Profiles Orientalism Dammam Dynamic Lighting PacSim Rarotonga V2 FSDreamTeam Honolulu UK2000 London Luton Liveries Cathay Dragon Aerosoft A330-300 (B-HYB) Air Austral PMDG NGXu 737-700 (F-ODZY) AOM French Airlines PMDG NGXu 737-600 (F-GINL) Blue Islands Carenado ATR-72 (G-ISLN) Silk Way West Airlines PMDG 747-8F (VQ-BBH) by ProfessorMadman Travel
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iniBuilds Weekly Recap – May 8th

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We've hope you've had a great week! You can find our latest releases below: Perpar3D v5 Compatibility Files Some sceneries that are not compatible with Prepar3D v5 may show default buildings through the scenery’s objects. Our Prepar3D v5 Scenery Compatibility Files add exclude files that remove these default buildings, without interfering with any existing scenery files or modifications. You can download
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