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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 outlets. The team wanted to address some of these issues and has done so through Facebook.

In their Facebook post, the team listed a handful of reasons as to why there has been a lack of units even since the initial release. The first reason is attributed to the electronics industry facing component shortages. This is impacting a huge number of products including those produced by Honeycomb Aeronautical. They said that some of the components that they need have a typical lead time of 6-7 months, despite having a backup inventory of these specific components, the team have used them up to produce units at maximum capacity.

Even after the units have been produced, Honeycomb Aeronautical has also got a challenge with container availability from Asia. They said that Honeycomb needs to wait several weeks for availability to ship products to the resellers around the world. That said, the team said that there are shipments on the way to resellers. To try and circumvent some of the issues, Honeycomb has allocated some of its inventory to ship directly from Hong Kong via FedEx and only charge 30% of the actual cost to the customer. This has been a popular option and as such, they sell out as quickly as they make them available in the shop.

On another note, the team shared an image for dust covers that Honeycomb uses at various tradeshows to keep their products in good condition. The team has asked if the community would want to purchase one if they were on sale. Honeycomb hasn’t confirmed this will actually happen but said that an estimated price would likely be $14.99. Feel free to share your thoughts with Honeycomb Aeronautical.

Whilst some of the challenges are beyond the control of Honeycomb Aeronautical, the team want to thank the community for the support and will continue to post updates on tech issues and solutions.

Whilst getting a unit is difficult, you can check out our review to see what we through on the Bravo Throttle Quadrant.

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Next Level Racing Introduces New Flight Simulation Hardware

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Whilst the name of the company implies that flight simulation isn’t their speciality, this is far from the case as Next Level Racing has introduced a new series of products designed specifically to enhance flight simulation. The all-new F-GT Flight Simulator and the GTtrack Flight Simulator are both designed to offer a premium experience for enthusiasts with a desire to have a mounted and realistic hardware set-up.

Building on from their range of racing equipment, the new Combat Flight Pack can turn these set-ups into fully functional at-home cockpits designed to mount all of your equipment in realistic positions. The Combat Flight Pack can be applied to either the F-GT Cockpit series or the GTtrack series, as well as be used in conjunction with Motion Platform v3 to give you an at-home motion cockpit.

The new Combat Flight Pack isn’t just for those looking to take part in combat flight simulation, but also for those who enjoy GA or jet flying.

“With the feedback from our customers and professional pilots, our team has been working very hard on flight solutions for our customers for quite some time now.” said Hess Ghah, CEO at Next Level Racing in a press release provided to FSElite. Ghah continued by adding “We are excited to launch our first series of flight cockpits combining our F-GT and GTtrack cockpits with the combat flight pack making an excellent solution for customers who enjoy both racing and flight. Over the years, we have been very proud to have supplied flight cockpits to professional companies such as NASA®, Bristols University Department of Aerospace Engineering, British and Australian Air force cadets,Saitek® and many more that has given us great experience in the category of flight cockpits.”

Each product from Next Level Racing is built using high-quality materials, advanced construction techniques and also worldwide shipping using a huge number of distributors.

F-GT Flight Simulator

The F-GT Flight Simulator includes the Next Level Racing frame, the combat flight pack and seat, multiple holders and mounts with pre-made holds making it suitable for hardware from major platforms including Thrustmaster, Logitech and others. The F-GT Flight Simulator product is available for Europe (628 Euro VAT included), North America ($628 USD), Asia Pacific (AUD$998 GST included) and UK (£518 VAT included). Shipping is made from a range of global distributors.

The full feature list is down below and details are on the website.

GTtrack Flight Simulator

The GTtrack Flight Simulator includes the Next Level Racing frame, the combat flight pack and seat which features dual locking racing seat slider, multiple holders and mounts with pre-made holds making it suitable for hardware from major platforms including Thrustmaster, Logitech and others. The F-GT Flight Simulator product is available for Europe (928 Euro VAT included), North America ($1028 USD), Asia Pacific (AUD$1,298 GST included) and UK (£818 VAT included). Shipping is made from a range of global distributors.

The full feature list is down below and details are on the website.

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