Thrustmaster TCA Captain Pack Airbus Edition, Ergonomic replicas of the world-famous Airbus sidestick and throttle quadrant. Compatible with PC


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Default functions in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

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TCA Captain Pack

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TCA Officer Pack

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TCA Quadrant

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TCA Quadrant Add-on

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TCA Sidestick

HEART Magnetic Technology ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
Modular joystick ✔ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✔
Thrust reversers ✔ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✔
Flaps ✔ ✘ ✘ ✔ ✘
Airbrakes ✔ ✘ ✘ ✔ ✘
Landing gear ✔ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘
Throttles 3 3 2 0 1


Dimensions: 47.8 x 28.6 x 19.5 cm; 1 Kilograms
Model: 2960858
Dimensions: 47.8 x 28.6 x 19.5 cm; 1 Kilograms
Origin: China

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194 Responses

  1. [email protected] cpcable says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 11 From Our UsersI bought this for my son – who is rightly or wrongly following his dad’s footsteps into commercial aviation – as a Christmas present. It’s early days yet, but as his school has an A320 sim, and it’s training aircraft are all glass cockpit DA40/42’s, I thought this might be the most appropriate controller for his PC.

    The Captain pack comes with the joystick itself, the thrust levers, and the flap/speedbrake attachments.

    The joystick is very similar to the real thing, with a few extra buttons here and there, which you could assign within your sim of choice to various functions. One of the things I really like, is the ability to switch over the control from left-handed operation to right, and vice versa. With the autopilot disconnect switch and A.N.other (that doesn’t exist in real life) being swappable.

    This is a major plus point, as not only does it allow you to fly an Airbus style aircraft from either seat, with the controls correctly laid out, but, in the case of my lad, he’ll do his initial training in the DA40 from the left seat, so being able to ‘fly’ with his left hand and operate the throttle and other controls with his right – later switching seats as he progresses to the end of the course. And this pack allows him to switch over ‘seamlessly’.

    The joystick itself, and the whole pack, is made from plastic, but generally feels substantial enough to put up with the rigours of simming. If you don’t have rudder pedals, the joystick has a twist function to allow some form of rudder control. This can be locked out with a switch underneath the base of the unit.

    The thrust levers are set up for Airbus flight straight out of the box, with ‘detents’ for CLB/MCT/TOGA almost like the real thing. The ‘detents’ can be removed, again, by accessing the underside of the unit. Reverse lock switches are in place, though the ‘lift’ to go through the gate actually into reverse isn’t there. Likewise the engine switches are straight forward switches, whereas in real life, they have a ‘lift’ over the gate to activate. A shame this wasn’t incorporated, but not a deal breaker.

    Just below the engine switches are the two fire indicators – only they’re not – they’ve been replaced by push button switches – which I think is a good compromise, it ‘looks’ the part, while adding some extra functionality, as again, these can be programmed/allocated to your liking.

    And in-between the ‘fire indicators’ is the engine crank/start-ign rotary selector – all present and correct, though again, there is no ‘lift’ required to activate it (you’ll see a common theme here)!

    Either side of the throttle quadrant, are the speedbrake, gear, and autobrake controls to the left, and flap, rudder trim, and park brake to the right.

    Starting with the flap selector, it looks like a scaled down version of the real thing (the whole of the thrust lever assembly is scaled down to around 1/2 real size (ish – it’s been a few years since I flew Airbus). But, as with all other controls some of the real life features are missing – in this case, the lever that you have to pull up to release and move the selector from detent to detent is physically in place, but it doesn’t move, or serve any purpose other than ‘looking the part’. The detents themselves are all there for Flap positions 1, 2 & 3, so again, a decent compromise.

    Below the flap lever is the rudder trim, along with the rudder trim reset button, and below that still is the park brake – again a simple switch, which should have a lift gate to prevent accidental movement – but doesn’t. Both of these controls are on the real aircraft, though they’re not positioned where they are here – but we can easily forgive that, as at least they have been included – though it is a shame that they used a generic rotary switch for the rudder trim (the same as the engine start selector) instead of something that looks like the real thing. At least the park brake is an accurate, but smaller, copy of the real thing.

    The speedbrake then is basically a repeat of the flap lever; I can see why they’ve done this, as it makes things a lot cheaper to mass-produce, but does mean it’s not quite accurate. It looks right, but has no ‘push’ to release function, nor does it have a ‘pull’ to arm function. Again, it’s an acceptable compromise to keep costs down I suppose. Where it does differ from the real thing, which could have been easily avoided, were the number of detents, which the real thing doesn’t have – in real life, there is a ‘soft’ stop at the halfway mark to stop you inadvertently demanding more than half speedbrake (there are limitation on it’s use – though generally the aircraft won’t deploy more than you’re allowed, it will ‘complain’ with a warning that you’re trying to deploy too much). The detents can be removed entirely with adjustment from underneath, but there’s no facility to just have a single detent at the halfway point.

    Just below the speedbrake is the gear lever. A much smaller copy of the real thing, and again, for sake of something to include, it’s not in the correct place, but happy to have it. You know what I’m going to say by now – again there’s no ‘lift’ protection, which is there in real life.

    And finally, the Autobrake selector. On the single-aisle Airbus, this is a combination of three lit push buttons, to select, Low, Med, or Max. I have to assume that this is a copy of the autobrake switch on the 350/380 series aircraft (maybe the 330, but I don’t know). It has a few more selections available, including BTV, which is Brake To Vacate – something not available on single aisle Airbus – we don’t even have it on the 787. Again, the switch isn’t protected by a lift, or push, function as it would be in real life – just a plain rotary switch.

    Connecting up to a PC requires just a single USB connection, as the units all link together before running a single cable to the computer. Run the Thrustmaster setup, and then it’s automictically recognised and configured for you, with most major controls being correctly assigned (this was using MS Flight Sim 2020).

    All in all, for a couple of hundred quid, if you’re serious about your simming, it’s probably one of the best value packs out there. While it’s definitely Airbus centric, it can certainly be used for other types too, and there are plenty of spare buttons on the joystick base to assign other major functions.

    It loses a star simply because of the compromises that TM have chosen to make in the name of cost savings and convenience – namely the lack of any ‘lift’ protection function on any switch or lever which would have them in real life. I can accept it overall though – too many people out there wouldn’t know about said protections and TM would most likely have a a lot of returns from people then forcing, and breaking, switches – and likely blaming the product!

    So am I being mean in dropping the star? Probably! If you think so, feel free to take my 4 star review as a 5 star review – just accept that it’s almost like the real thing – but not quite! 😉

  2. JoeySamons says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 14 From Our UsersI bought this for my son – who is rightly or wrongly following his dad’s footsteps into commercial aviation – as a Christmas present. It’s early days yet, but as his school has an A320 sim, and it’s training aircraft are all glass cockpit DA40/42’s, I thought this might be the most appropriate controller for his PC.

    The Captain pack comes with the joystick itself, the thrust levers, and the flap/speedbrake attachments.

    The joystick is very similar to the real thing, with a few extra buttons here and there, which you could assign within your sim of choice to various functions. One of the things I really like, is the ability to switch over the control from left-handed operation to right, and vice versa. With the autopilot disconnect switch and A.N.other (that doesn’t exist in real life) being swappable.

    This is a major plus point, as not only does it allow you to fly an Airbus style aircraft from either seat, with the controls correctly laid out, but, in the case of my lad, he’ll do his initial training in the DA40 from the left seat, so being able to ‘fly’ with his left hand and operate the throttle and other controls with his right – later switching seats as he progresses to the end of the course. And this pack allows him to switch over ‘seamlessly’.

    The joystick itself, and the whole pack, is made from plastic, but generally feels substantial enough to put up with the rigours of simming. If you don’t have rudder pedals, the joystick has a twist function to allow some form of rudder control. This can be locked out with a switch underneath the base of the unit.

    The thrust levers are set up for Airbus flight straight out of the box, with ‘detents’ for CLB/MCT/TOGA almost like the real thing. The ‘detents’ can be removed, again, by accessing the underside of the unit. Reverse lock switches are in place, though the ‘lift’ to go through the gate actually into reverse isn’t there. Likewise the engine switches are straight forward switches, whereas in real life, they have a ‘lift’ over the gate to activate. A shame this wasn’t incorporated, but not a deal breaker.

    Just below the engine switches are the two fire indicators – only they’re not – they’ve been replaced by push button switches – which I think is a good compromise, it ‘looks’ the part, while adding some extra functionality, as again, these can be programmed/allocated to your liking.

    And in-between the ‘fire indicators’ is the engine crank/start-ign rotary selector – all present and correct, though again, there is no ‘lift’ required to activate it (you’ll see a common theme here)!

    Either side of the throttle quadrant, are the speedbrake, gear, and autobrake controls to the left, and flap, rudder trim, and park brake to the right.

    Starting with the flap selector, it looks like a scaled down version of the real thing (the whole of the thrust lever assembly is scaled down to around 1/2 real size (ish – it’s been a few years since I flew Airbus). But, as with all other controls some of the real life features are missing – in this case, the lever that you have to pull up to release and move the selector from detent to detent is physically in place, but it doesn’t move, or serve any purpose other than ‘looking the part’. The detents themselves are all there for Flap positions 1, 2 & 3, so again, a decent compromise.

    Below the flap lever is the rudder trim, along with the rudder trim reset button, and below that still is the park brake – again a simple switch, which should have a lift gate to prevent accidental movement – but doesn’t. Both of these controls are on the real aircraft, though they’re not positioned where they are here – but we can easily forgive that, as at least they have been included – though it is a shame that they used a generic rotary switch for the rudder trim (the same as the engine start selector) instead of something that looks like the real thing. At least the park brake is an accurate, but smaller, copy of the real thing.

    The speedbrake then is basically a repeat of the flap lever; I can see why they’ve done this, as it makes things a lot cheaper to mass-produce, but does mean it’s not quite accurate. It looks right, but has no ‘push’ to release function, nor does it have a ‘pull’ to arm function. Again, it’s an acceptable compromise to keep costs down I suppose. Where it does differ from the real thing, which could have been easily avoided, were the number of detents, which the real thing doesn’t have – in real life, there is a ‘soft’ stop at the halfway mark to stop you inadvertently demanding more than half speedbrake (there are limitation on it’s use – though generally the aircraft won’t deploy more than you’re allowed, it will ‘complain’ with a warning that you’re trying to deploy too much). The detents can be removed entirely with adjustment from underneath, but there’s no facility to just have a single detent at the halfway point.

    Just below the speedbrake is the gear lever. A much smaller copy of the real thing, and again, for sake of something to include, it’s not in the correct place, but happy to have it. You know what I’m going to say by now – again there’s no ‘lift’ protection, which is there in real life.

    And finally, the Autobrake selector. On the single-aisle Airbus, this is a combination of three lit push buttons, to select, Low, Med, or Max. I have to assume that this is a copy of the autobrake switch on the 350/380 series aircraft (maybe the 330, but I don’t know). It has a few more selections available, including BTV, which is Brake To Vacate – something not available on single aisle Airbus – we don’t even have it on the 787. Again, the switch isn’t protected by a lift, or push, function as it would be in real life – just a plain rotary switch.

    Connecting up to a PC requires just a single USB connection, as the units all link together before running a single cable to the computer. Run the Thrustmaster setup, and then it’s automictically recognised and configured for you, with most major controls being correctly assigned (this was using MS Flight Sim 2020).

    All in all, for a couple of hundred quid, if you’re serious about your simming, it’s probably one of the best value packs out there. While it’s definitely Airbus centric, it can certainly be used for other types too, and there are plenty of spare buttons on the joystick base to assign other major functions.

    It loses a star simply because of the compromises that TM have chosen to make in the name of cost savings and convenience – namely the lack of any ‘lift’ protection function on any switch or lever which would have them in real life. I can accept it overall though – too many people out there wouldn’t know about said protections and TM would most likely have a a lot of returns from people then forcing, and breaking, switches – and likely blaming the product!

    So am I being mean in dropping the star? Probably! If you think so, feel free to take my 4 star review as a 5 star review – just accept that it’s almost like the real thing – but not quite! 😉

  3. KayleneBurley says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 14 From Our UsersI bought this for my son – who is rightly or wrongly following his dad’s footsteps into commercial aviation – as a Christmas present. It’s early days yet, but as his school has an A320 sim, and it’s training aircraft are all glass cockpit DA40/42’s, I thought this might be the most appropriate controller for his PC.

    The Captain pack comes with the joystick itself, the thrust levers, and the flap/speedbrake attachments.

    The joystick is very similar to the real thing, with a few extra buttons here and there, which you could assign within your sim of choice to various functions. One of the things I really like, is the ability to switch over the control from left-handed operation to right, and vice versa. With the autopilot disconnect switch and A.N.other (that doesn’t exist in real life) being swappable.

    This is a major plus point, as not only does it allow you to fly an Airbus style aircraft from either seat, with the controls correctly laid out, but, in the case of my lad, he’ll do his initial training in the DA40 from the left seat, so being able to ‘fly’ with his left hand and operate the throttle and other controls with his right – later switching seats as he progresses to the end of the course. And this pack allows him to switch over ‘seamlessly’.

    The joystick itself, and the whole pack, is made from plastic, but generally feels substantial enough to put up with the rigours of simming. If you don’t have rudder pedals, the joystick has a twist function to allow some form of rudder control. This can be locked out with a switch underneath the base of the unit.

    The thrust levers are set up for Airbus flight straight out of the box, with ‘detents’ for CLB/MCT/TOGA almost like the real thing. The ‘detents’ can be removed, again, by accessing the underside of the unit. Reverse lock switches are in place, though the ‘lift’ to go through the gate actually into reverse isn’t there. Likewise the engine switches are straight forward switches, whereas in real life, they have a ‘lift’ over the gate to activate. A shame this wasn’t incorporated, but not a deal breaker.

    Just below the engine switches are the two fire indicators – only they’re not – they’ve been replaced by push button switches – which I think is a good compromise, it ‘looks’ the part, while adding some extra functionality, as again, these can be programmed/allocated to your liking.

    And in-between the ‘fire indicators’ is the engine crank/start-ign rotary selector – all present and correct, though again, there is no ‘lift’ required to activate it (you’ll see a common theme here)!

    Either side of the throttle quadrant, are the speedbrake, gear, and autobrake controls to the left, and flap, rudder trim, and park brake to the right.

    Starting with the flap selector, it looks like a scaled down version of the real thing (the whole of the thrust lever assembly is scaled down to around 1/2 real size (ish – it’s been a few years since I flew Airbus). But, as with all other controls some of the real life features are missing – in this case, the lever that you have to pull up to release and move the selector from detent to detent is physically in place, but it doesn’t move, or serve any purpose other than ‘looking the part’. The detents themselves are all there for Flap positions 1, 2 & 3, so again, a decent compromise.

    Below the flap lever is the rudder trim, along with the rudder trim reset button, and below that still is the park brake – again a simple switch, which should have a lift gate to prevent accidental movement – but doesn’t. Both of these controls are on the real aircraft, though they’re not positioned where they are here – but we can easily forgive that, as at least they have been included – though it is a shame that they used a generic rotary switch for the rudder trim (the same as the engine start selector) instead of something that looks like the real thing. At least the park brake is an accurate, but smaller, copy of the real thing.

    The speedbrake then is basically a repeat of the flap lever; I can see why they’ve done this, as it makes things a lot cheaper to mass-produce, but does mean it’s not quite accurate. It looks right, but has no ‘push’ to release function, nor does it have a ‘pull’ to arm function. Again, it’s an acceptable compromise to keep costs down I suppose. Where it does differ from the real thing, which could have been easily avoided, were the number of detents, which the real thing doesn’t have – in real life, there is a ‘soft’ stop at the halfway mark to stop you inadvertently demanding more than half speedbrake (there are limitation on it’s use – though generally the aircraft won’t deploy more than you’re allowed, it will ‘complain’ with a warning that you’re trying to deploy too much). The detents can be removed entirely with adjustment from underneath, but there’s no facility to just have a single detent at the halfway point.

    Just below the speedbrake is the gear lever. A much smaller copy of the real thing, and again, for sake of something to include, it’s not in the correct place, but happy to have it. You know what I’m going to say by now – again there’s no ‘lift’ protection, which is there in real life.

    And finally, the Autobrake selector. On the single-aisle Airbus, this is a combination of three lit push buttons, to select, Low, Med, or Max. I have to assume that this is a copy of the autobrake switch on the 350/380 series aircraft (maybe the 330, but I don’t know). It has a few more selections available, including BTV, which is Brake To Vacate – something not available on single aisle Airbus – we don’t even have it on the 787. Again, the switch isn’t protected by a lift, or push, function as it would be in real life – just a plain rotary switch.

    Connecting up to a PC requires just a single USB connection, as the units all link together before running a single cable to the computer. Run the Thrustmaster setup, and then it’s automictically recognised and configured for you, with most major controls being correctly assigned (this was using MS Flight Sim 2020).

    All in all, for a couple of hundred quid, if you’re serious about your simming, it’s probably one of the best value packs out there. While it’s definitely Airbus centric, it can certainly be used for other types too, and there are plenty of spare buttons on the joystick base to assign other major functions.

    It loses a star simply because of the compromises that TM have chosen to make in the name of cost savings and convenience – namely the lack of any ‘lift’ protection function on any switch or lever which would have them in real life. I can accept it overall though – too many people out there wouldn’t know about said protections and TM would most likely have a a lot of returns from people then forcing, and breaking, switches – and likely blaming the product!

    So am I being mean in dropping the star? Probably! If you think so, feel free to take my 4 star review as a 5 star review – just accept that it’s almost like the real thing – but not quite! 😉

  4. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    It has a nice, solid feel to it. Really impressed, especially for the price. The throttle is not the best design, but I have a separate throttle so not worried.

  5. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I ordered this to dip my toe into Microsoft’s Flight Simulator (combined with VR). At the price point its a quality piece of kit and feels pretty solid with good buttons and a responsive stick with no dead zone. The throttle slider lets it down, it slides up and down smoothly enough and does the job but the plastic slider twists from side to side (almost feels loose) and the supposed detent to allow for reverse thrust is none existent, you just can’t feel it All that said I’m really enjoying using it and have no regrets buying it. I think to improve on this stick you would have to spend considerably more money.

  6. jeroxie says:

     United Kingdom

    I ordered this to dip my toe into Microsoft’s Flight Simulator (combined with VR). At the price point its a quality piece of kit and feels pretty solid with good buttons and a responsive stick with no dead zone. The throttle slider lets it down, it slides up and down smoothly enough and does the job but the plastic slider twists from side to side (almost feels loose) and the supposed detent to allow for reverse thrust is none existent, you just can’t feel it All that said I’m really enjoying using it and have no regrets buying it. I think to improve on this stick you would have to spend considerably more money.

  7. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I ordered this to dip my toe into Microsoft’s Flight Simulator (combined with VR). At the price point its a quality piece of kit and feels pretty solid with good buttons and a responsive stick with no dead zone. The throttle slider lets it down, it slides up and down smoothly enough and does the job but the plastic slider twists from side to side (almost feels loose) and the supposed detent to allow for reverse thrust is none existent, you just can’t feel it All that said I’m really enjoying using it and have no regrets buying it. I think to improve on this stick you would have to spend considerably more money.

  8. mglawler says:

     United Kingdom

    I ordered this to dip my toe into Microsoft’s Flight Simulator (combined with VR). At the price point its a quality piece of kit and feels pretty solid with good buttons and a responsive stick with no dead zone. The throttle slider lets it down, it slides up and down smoothly enough and does the job but the plastic slider twists from side to side (almost feels loose) and the supposed detent to allow for reverse thrust is none existent, you just can’t feel it All that said I’m really enjoying using it and have no regrets buying it. I think to improve on this stick you would have to spend considerably more money.

  9. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I ordered this to dip my toe into Microsoft’s Flight Simulator (combined with VR). At the price point its a quality piece of kit and feels pretty solid with good buttons and a responsive stick with no dead zone. The throttle slider lets it down, it slides up and down smoothly enough and does the job but the plastic slider twists from side to side (almost feels loose) and the supposed detent to allow for reverse thrust is none existent, you just can’t feel it All that said I’m really enjoying using it and have no regrets buying it. I think to improve on this stick you would have to spend considerably more money.

  10. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    This is a really good joystick, it has a smooth and firm action in all 3 axes with a medium strength spring. I am using it with X-Plane 11 with the B737-800 and had no issues installing and configuring it.

    The only small downside as others have said is that the throttle slider came installed upside down on my unit, it was sticking out below the front of the unit at minimum throttle. Also the detent arm for reverse was not even touching the cut-outs intended for it so it had no feel at all. I fixed both these issues myself with little effort.

    You can lift off the black plastic throttle button by carefully and slowly rocking it up and down as you lift. Then remove the screw holding the plastic detent arm and lift it off. Cut a couple of thin strips of electrical tape and place directly underneath where the arm sits, as close to the screw as possible. Replace the arm, press it down on the tape and tighten the screw. The arm ends should now sit about 2mm higher than before. Add another layer of tape if needed.

    There is a very good guide on Reddit to do this, just google “Detent Fix for Thrustmaster Airbus Stick”.

    I’m not going to knock off a star for this problem even though this should have been done correctly at the factory as it was a very easy fix and I otherwise love this joystick. Hope the above is helpful to someone.

    Excellent joystick for the price

  11. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    This is a really good joystick, it has a smooth and firm action in all 3 axes with a medium strength spring. I am using it with X-Plane 11 with the B737-800 and had no issues installing and configuring it.

    The only small downside as others have said is that the throttle slider came installed upside down on my unit, it was sticking out below the front of the unit at minimum throttle. Also the detent arm for reverse was not even touching the cut-outs intended for it so it had no feel at all. I fixed both these issues myself with little effort.

    You can lift off the black plastic throttle button by carefully and slowly rocking it up and down as you lift. Then remove the screw holding the plastic detent arm and lift it off. Cut a couple of thin strips of electrical tape and place directly underneath where the arm sits, as close to the screw as possible. Replace the arm, press it down on the tape and tighten the screw. The arm ends should now sit about 2mm higher than before. Add another layer of tape if needed.

    There is a very good guide on Reddit to do this, just google “Detent Fix for Thrustmaster Airbus Stick”.

    I’m not going to knock off a star for this problem even though this should have been done correctly at the factory as it was a very easy fix and I otherwise love this joystick. Hope the above is helpful to someone.

    Excellent joystick for the price

  12. Kim Wetzel says:

     United Kingdom

    This is a really good joystick, it has a smooth and firm action in all 3 axes with a medium strength spring. I am using it with X-Plane 11 with the B737-800 and had no issues installing and configuring it.

    The only small downside as others have said is that the throttle slider came installed upside down on my unit, it was sticking out below the front of the unit at minimum throttle. Also the detent arm for reverse was not even touching the cut-outs intended for it so it had no feel at all. I fixed both these issues myself with little effort.

    You can lift off the black plastic throttle button by carefully and slowly rocking it up and down as you lift. Then remove the screw holding the plastic detent arm and lift it off. Cut a couple of thin strips of electrical tape and place directly underneath where the arm sits, as close to the screw as possible. Replace the arm, press it down on the tape and tighten the screw. The arm ends should now sit about 2mm higher than before. Add another layer of tape if needed.

    There is a very good guide on Reddit to do this, just google “Detent Fix for Thrustmaster Airbus Stick”.

    I’m not going to knock off a star for this problem even though this should have been done correctly at the factory as it was a very easy fix and I otherwise love this joystick. Hope the above is helpful to someone.

    Excellent joystick for the price

  13. JeroldLarson says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 2 From Our UsersThis is a really good joystick, it has a smooth and firm action in all 3 axes with a medium strength spring. I am using it with X-Plane 11 with the B737-800 and had no issues installing and configuring it.

    The only small downside as others have said is that the throttle slider came installed upside down on my unit, it was sticking out below the front of the unit at minimum throttle. Also the detent arm for reverse was not even touching the cut-outs intended for it so it had no feel at all. I fixed both these issues myself with little effort.

    You can lift off the black plastic throttle button by carefully and slowly rocking it up and down as you lift. Then remove the screw holding the plastic detent arm and lift it off. Cut a couple of thin strips of electrical tape and place directly underneath where the arm sits, as close to the screw as possible. Replace the arm, press it down on the tape and tighten the screw. The arm ends should now sit about 2mm higher than before. Add another layer of tape if needed.

    There is a very good guide on Reddit to do this, just google “Detent Fix for Thrustmaster Airbus Stick”.

    I’m not going to knock off a star for this problem even though this should have been done correctly at the factory as it was a very easy fix and I otherwise love this joystick. Hope the above is helpful to someone.

    Excellent joystick for the price

  14. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 2 From Our UsersThis is a really good joystick, it has a smooth and firm action in all 3 axes with a medium strength spring. I am using it with X-Plane 11 with the B737-800 and had no issues installing and configuring it.

    The only small downside as others have said is that the throttle slider came installed upside down on my unit, it was sticking out below the front of the unit at minimum throttle. Also the detent arm for reverse was not even touching the cut-outs intended for it so it had no feel at all. I fixed both these issues myself with little effort.

    You can lift off the black plastic throttle button by carefully and slowly rocking it up and down as you lift. Then remove the screw holding the plastic detent arm and lift it off. Cut a couple of thin strips of electrical tape and place directly underneath where the arm sits, as close to the screw as possible. Replace the arm, press it down on the tape and tighten the screw. The arm ends should now sit about 2mm higher than before. Add another layer of tape if needed.

    There is a very good guide on Reddit to do this, just google “Detent Fix for Thrustmaster Airbus Stick”.

    I’m not going to knock off a star for this problem even though this should have been done correctly at the factory as it was a very easy fix and I otherwise love this joystick. Hope the above is helpful to someone.

    Excellent joystick for the price

  15. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    This stick is really comfortable, very accurate. I love the ability to change hand orientation.
    A couple of things I would change; the throttle control is clearly an afterthought, no ability to reverse thrust. And the base could be a little heavier as achieving full deflection causes the stick to lift off the desk. Both these issues have solutions. Buy the throttle quadrant and screw the stick down via the threaded holes on the base. All in all, for the price, 100% recommend.

  16. Kellee1708 says:

     United Kingdom

    This stick is really comfortable, very accurate. I love the ability to change hand orientation.
    A couple of things I would change; the throttle control is clearly an afterthought, no ability to reverse thrust. And the base could be a little heavier as achieving full deflection causes the stick to lift off the desk. Both these issues have solutions. Buy the throttle quadrant and screw the stick down via the threaded holes on the base. All in all, for the price, 100% recommend.

  17. CharleyBrinkman says:

     United Kingdom

    This stick is really comfortable, very accurate. I love the ability to change hand orientation.
    A couple of things I would change; the throttle control is clearly an afterthought, no ability to reverse thrust. And the base could be a little heavier as achieving full deflection causes the stick to lift off the desk. Both these issues have solutions. Buy the throttle quadrant and screw the stick down via the threaded holes on the base. All in all, for the price, 100% recommend.

  18. Anonymous says:

     Spai

    Quitando que es todo de plstico, deberan de haber utilizado materiales metlicos en algunos casos. No entiendo como pueden pintar letras, nmeros y rallas y olvidar poner en los laterales de la palanca, las palabras IDLE, FLEX, TOGA,REVERSAS. Con hacer la superficie donde van las flechas de cada posicin, 3 milmetros ms anchas, tenan espacio para escribir. An sin hacerlo ms ancho tambin podran haberlo escrito. Por eso no le doy las cinco estrellas, por no poner los textos y no poner las palancas metlicas

  19. Anonymous says:

     Spai

    Esperaba que fueran las palancas metlicas. Me quedo desilusionado que no se puedan armar los spoilers, se pone un palanca que hace la mitad de su funcin, es como si en las palancas de motores no pusieran las reversa. Por lo dems, estn bien y funcionan bien, pero deberan cuidar esos detalles, por eso no le doy 5 estrellas

  20. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    This product is so overpriced but spotted a used AS good as new offer for just 88, the product really is AS good as new and was well worth the purchase to upgrade my throttle quadrant.

    AS GOOD AS NEW

  21. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    This product is so overpriced but spotted a used AS good as new offer for just 88, the product really is AS good as new and was well worth the purchase to upgrade my throttle quadrant.

    AS GOOD AS NEW

  22. Jackie Lam says:

     United Kingdom

    This product is so overpriced but spotted a used AS good as new offer for just 88, the product really is AS good as new and was well worth the purchase to upgrade my throttle quadrant.

    AS GOOD AS NEW

  23. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Being an enthusiastic flight simmer and retired Aeronautical Engineer I really appreciate the quality of this produc

  24. DorthyBarrallie says:

     Italy

    Ottimo prodotto della Thrustmaster , riconosciuto anche dall’Airbus, lo uso con x-plane 11.53.
    Corrispondenza quasi perfetta con gli aerei Airbus del simulatore . Abbastanza facile da settare , per chi usa X-Plane ottima corrispondenza con gli airbus Toliss sia bi che quadrimotore, sia per quelli Jard che Flight Factor.
    Consiglio vivamnete per una simulazione pi realistica

    Ottima replica Throttle

  25. patrick99 says:

     United Kingdom

    Game recognised it straight away, buttons a bit awkward , good product for price

  26. Anonymous says:

     Italy

    Ho acquistato il prodotto per potermi immergere nella simulazione di Microsoft Flight Simulator nei migliori dei modi possibili, e cos stato. Non ho nulla da ridire per quanto riguarda la Sidestick, molto comoda e soprattutto molto maneggevole, ma ho qualcosina da ridire riguardo il Quadrant. Mi aspettavo qualcosa di decisamente pi “grande” e non qualcosa di queste dimensioni, non molto pratico il suo utilizzo e avvolte si fa fatica. A mio parare, il Quadrant doveva essere leggermente pi “grande” cos da evitare di avere una manetta che sembra quella per dar potenza ai motori degli aerei delle micromachines, per il resto: nulla da ridire.

  27. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I was using a Saitek-Logitech X52 Pro set up with MSFS2020, but although this has over 30 configurable, buttons, sliders, and knobs, it can only be used right-handed, and I am left handed.
    So I replaced this with this Thrustmaster Flight Stick which has 16 or 17 configurable buttons and can be set for LH use.
    The Thrustmaster was immediately recognised by MSFS2020, and basic configurations were preset. The actual joystick has a very smooth precise action, which made flying the sim’s planes easier.
    In a previous review a customer complained of the poor detente on the throttle slider (activation for button 17). I too had this problem. I solved it by removing the unit’s baseplate and slightly loosening the screws securing the throttle slider. There is now a clear, positive detente on the slider, but, of course, opening the the unit invalidates any warranty, so this is a risk.

  28. Britt Hayes says:

     United Kingdom

    I was using a Saitek-Logitech X52 Pro set up with MSFS2020, but although this has over 30 configurable, buttons, sliders, and knobs, it can only be used right-handed, and I am left handed.
    So I replaced this with this Thrustmaster Flight Stick which has 16 or 17 configurable buttons and can be set for LH use.
    The Thrustmaster was immediately recognised by MSFS2020, and basic configurations were preset. The actual joystick has a very smooth precise action, which made flying the sim’s planes easier.
    In a previous review a customer complained of the poor detente on the throttle slider (activation for button 17). I too had this problem. I solved it by removing the unit’s baseplate and slightly loosening the screws securing the throttle slider. There is now a clear, positive detente on the slider, but, of course, opening the the unit invalidates any warranty, so this is a risk.

  29. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I was using a Saitek-Logitech X52 Pro set up with MSFS2020, but although this has over 30 configurable, buttons, sliders, and knobs, it can only be used right-handed, and I am left handed.
    So I replaced this with this Thrustmaster Flight Stick which has 16 or 17 configurable buttons and can be set for LH use.
    The Thrustmaster was immediately recognised by MSFS2020, and basic configurations were preset. The actual joystick has a very smooth precise action, which made flying the sim’s planes easier.
    In a previous review a customer complained of the poor detente on the throttle slider (activation for button 17). I too had this problem. I solved it by removing the unit’s baseplate and slightly loosening the screws securing the throttle slider. There is now a clear, positive detente on the slider, but, of course, opening the the unit invalidates any warranty, so this is a risk.

  30. AnthonyAshbolt says:

     United Kingdom

    I was using a Saitek-Logitech X52 Pro set up with MSFS2020, but although this has over 30 configurable, buttons, sliders, and knobs, it can only be used right-handed, and I am left handed.
    So I replaced this with this Thrustmaster Flight Stick which has 16 or 17 configurable buttons and can be set for LH use.
    The Thrustmaster was immediately recognised by MSFS2020, and basic configurations were preset. The actual joystick has a very smooth precise action, which made flying the sim’s planes easier.
    In a previous review a customer complained of the poor detente on the throttle slider (activation for button 17). I too had this problem. I solved it by removing the unit’s baseplate and slightly loosening the screws securing the throttle slider. There is now a clear, positive detente on the slider, but, of course, opening the the unit invalidates any warranty, so this is a risk.

  31. Lauren Cooper says:

     United Kingdom

    I was using a Saitek-Logitech X52 Pro set up with MSFS2020, but although this has over 30 configurable, buttons, sliders, and knobs, it can only be used right-handed, and I am left handed.
    So I replaced this with this Thrustmaster Flight Stick which has 16 or 17 configurable buttons and can be set for LH use.
    The Thrustmaster was immediately recognised by MSFS2020, and basic configurations were preset. The actual joystick has a very smooth precise action, which made flying the sim’s planes easier.
    In a previous review a customer complained of the poor detente on the throttle slider (activation for button 17). I too had this problem. I solved it by removing the unit’s baseplate and slightly loosening the screws securing the throttle slider. There is now a clear, positive detente on the slider, but, of course, opening the the unit invalidates any warranty, so this is a risk.

  32. Russell33M says:

     Germany

    Der Joystick ist recht wertig und alles in allem eben ein Joystick. Der Throttle ist angenehm in der Hand, knnte allerdings etwas stabiler sein. Heit.. der Kunststoff der beiden Schubhebel knnte seitlich etwas mehr Festigkeit aufweisen. Ganz wichtig sind aktuelle Treiber und das entsprechende Firmware Update. Leider war das System nicht brauchbar mit X-Plane in Betrieb zu nehmen, was sehr schade ist. MSFS2020 funktioniert mit dem Paket aber recht gut. Es gibt mittlerweile einige Youtube Videos dazu. Ich werde die anderen Erweiterungen auch noch beschaffen.
    Und ja….es gibt natrlich Hardware die wesentlich besser ist, aber muss es denn immer gleich 400 Euro Material sein?

  33. JacksonArchdall says:

     United Kingdom

    I bought this having looked at all the options in the price range and decided on this because of the Airbus branding. Don’t be put off by it thinking it’s style over substance, it isn’t and the product met my expectations 100%

    Pros:
    -Buttons feel quality
    -Moving the stick is smooth and feels good with excellent return to centre system
    -Set up was easy with windows recognising it and programing controls was easy (I use FSX)
    -Although plastic it is of sturdy quality

    Cons-
    -Throttle is a nice feature but small and hard to use

    Met my expectations 100%

  34. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I bought this having looked at all the options in the price range and decided on this because of the Airbus branding. Don’t be put off by it thinking it’s style over substance, it isn’t and the product met my expectations 100%

    Pros:
    -Buttons feel quality
    -Moving the stick is smooth and feels good with excellent return to centre system
    -Set up was easy with windows recognising it and programing controls was easy (I use FSX)
    -Although plastic it is of sturdy quality

    Cons-
    -Throttle is a nice feature but small and hard to use

    Met my expectations 100%

  35. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I bought this having looked at all the options in the price range and decided on this because of the Airbus branding. Don’t be put off by it thinking it’s style over substance, it isn’t and the product met my expectations 100%

    Pros:
    -Buttons feel quality
    -Moving the stick is smooth and feels good with excellent return to centre system
    -Set up was easy with windows recognising it and programing controls was easy (I use FSX)
    -Although plastic it is of sturdy quality

    Cons-
    -Throttle is a nice feature but small and hard to use

    Met my expectations 100%

  36. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I bought this having looked at all the options in the price range and decided on this because of the Airbus branding. Don’t be put off by it thinking it’s style over substance, it isn’t and the product met my expectations 100%

    Pros:
    -Buttons feel quality
    -Moving the stick is smooth and feels good with excellent return to centre system
    -Set up was easy with windows recognising it and programing controls was easy (I use FSX)
    -Although plastic it is of sturdy quality

    Cons-
    -Throttle is a nice feature but small and hard to use

    Met my expectations 100%

  37. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I bought this having looked at all the options in the price range and decided on this because of the Airbus branding. Don’t be put off by it thinking it’s style over substance, it isn’t and the product met my expectations 100%

    Pros:
    -Buttons feel quality
    -Moving the stick is smooth and feels good with excellent return to centre system
    -Set up was easy with windows recognising it and programing controls was easy (I use FSX)
    -Although plastic it is of sturdy quality

    Cons-
    -Throttle is a nice feature but small and hard to use

    Met my expectations 100%

  38. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    A good quality, handy throttle with some nice Airbus touches – works great on X-Plane 11 with my ToLiss A319/A321, and can be configured with any other aircraft in the X-Plane controller settings.

    I’m aware it works with FS2020 also, although I haven’t used it much on that sim.

    The thrust detents work great, although the manual thrust ‘gate’ is a fair bit smaller than on the real thing – although the quadrant on the whole is probably just over half the size, so this is to be expected.

    My only minor criticism, is the resistance still feels a little too low, meaning the motion of the throttles is a little bit too loose, but still doesn’t feel flimsy or poorly built (remember this isn’t a professional 1:1 replica piece of hardware!).

    Overall good value, for those looking for a handy throttle quadrant, which works especially nicely flying your chosen Airbus!

    A great, immersive addition to your Simulation!

  39. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    A good quality, handy throttle with some nice Airbus touches – works great on X-Plane 11 with my ToLiss A319/A321, and can be configured with any other aircraft in the X-Plane controller settings.

    I’m aware it works with FS2020 also, although I haven’t used it much on that sim.

    The thrust detents work great, although the manual thrust ‘gate’ is a fair bit smaller than on the real thing – although the quadrant on the whole is probably just over half the size, so this is to be expected.

    My only minor criticism, is the resistance still feels a little too low, meaning the motion of the throttles is a little bit too loose, but still doesn’t feel flimsy or poorly built (remember this isn’t a professional 1:1 replica piece of hardware!).

    Overall good value, for those looking for a handy throttle quadrant, which works especially nicely flying your chosen Airbus!

    A great, immersive addition to your Simulation!

  40. Marcel6467 says:

     United Kingdom

    A good quality, handy throttle with some nice Airbus touches – works great on X-Plane 11 with my ToLiss A319/A321, and can be configured with any other aircraft in the X-Plane controller settings.

    I’m aware it works with FS2020 also, although I haven’t used it much on that sim.

    The thrust detents work great, although the manual thrust ‘gate’ is a fair bit smaller than on the real thing – although the quadrant on the whole is probably just over half the size, so this is to be expected.

    My only minor criticism, is the resistance still feels a little too low, meaning the motion of the throttles is a little bit too loose, but still doesn’t feel flimsy or poorly built (remember this isn’t a professional 1:1 replica piece of hardware!).

    Overall good value, for those looking for a handy throttle quadrant, which works especially nicely flying your chosen Airbus!

    A great, immersive addition to your Simulation!

  41. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Arrived within 24/7 as usual excellent delivery. Well packaged and well produced. Normally use HOTAS WARTHOG which is built like a tank, but the AIRBUS adition is detailed and pilot friendly, taking up less desk space and generally pleasing to the eye. Although I will intercchane depending on flight experience I require ? Unable to comment on actual set up yet, but quality and build is excellent, obviously much smaller representation of real life quadrant, but I am happy with purchase. A good addition and well pleased.

  42. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Arrived within 24/7 as usual excellent delivery. Well packaged and well produced. Normally use HOTAS WARTHOG which is built like a tank, but the AIRBUS adition is detailed and pilot friendly, taking up less desk space and generally pleasing to the eye. Although I will intercchane depending on flight experience I require ? Unable to comment on actual set up yet, but quality and build is excellent, obviously much smaller representation of real life quadrant, but I am happy with purchase. A good addition and well pleased.

  43. GenaMacartney says:

     United Kingdom

    Arrived within 24/7 as usual excellent delivery. Well packaged and well produced. Normally use HOTAS WARTHOG which is built like a tank, but the AIRBUS adition is detailed and pilot friendly, taking up less desk space and generally pleasing to the eye. Although I will intercchane depending on flight experience I require ? Unable to comment on actual set up yet, but quality and build is excellent, obviously much smaller representation of real life quadrant, but I am happy with purchase. A good addition and well pleased.

  44. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Arrived within 24/7 as usual excellent delivery. Well packaged and well produced. Normally use HOTAS WARTHOG which is built like a tank, but the AIRBUS adition is detailed and pilot friendly, taking up less desk space and generally pleasing to the eye. Although I will intercchane depending on flight experience I require ? Unable to comment on actual set up yet, but quality and build is excellent, obviously much smaller representation of real life quadrant, but I am happy with purchase. A good addition and well pleased.

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