The Honeycomb Aeronautical Bravo Throttle Quadrant is perhaps one of the most anticipated pieces of hardware for flight simulation. Following on from the hugely successful, and frankly incredible, Alpha Flight Controls, the Bravo has a lot to live up to. When Honeycomb first entered this space with their initial proposals, it had the community excited for what could possibly come from having such varied controls at price points that appealed to the masses.
We feel a true review can only come after an extended period of time with the controls in a variety of simulators, but we also know that many of you are keen to learn about our first initial impressions of the new hardware. With that in mind, we’re going to cover the fundamentals of the controls, our first thoughts and the overall look and feel.
Unboxing and Set-Up
If you haven’t watched our unboxing video, go check it out now. As you will see, the box is well presented and the controls are packaged up super nice. Inside, you will find the two sets of throttle handles (GA and Commercial), 2 clamps, the suction pad and of course, the main Bravo hardware itself. There are a series of leaflets about Aerosoft and various partners, as well as the instruction manual. I’m mostly impressed at how compact the box was, yet the product was nicely protected throughout with some very premium feeling foam. If you own the Alpha Flight Controls, then you will already be familiar with the quality.