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WinWing Orion Desktop F/A-18 HOTAS

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This is an interesting new product from WinWing, it has the same dimensions and bolt pattern as the Thrustmaster Warthog Throttle and looks like it will be the first throttle on the market with changeable grips/handles - whatever you want to call them.

It's currently selling for $499.95 which after conversion to British £ and adding VAT and import duty it works out about the same as the list price in dollars which puts it in direct competition with Thrustmasters offering. Looking at the attached image WinWing will be producing an F-16 Throttle quadrant grip and a helicopter collective. 

From the web-store:


WINWING Orion HOTAS F-18  is a HOME TOP class sim gear especially for desk use. It use many good design of SUPER LIBRA/SUPER TAURUS HOTAS SYSTEM but more suitalbe for desktop use and more generic for different aircraft compare to Libra & Taurus are realisic class gear for professional flight. 


  1. All Grip/Handles are low inertia ALUMINIUM made, which means they are strong but very light when control, no matter which base you use, when you want it move, it will move without detention, when you want it stop ,it stop immediately!


  2. All structures of both joystick and throttle base are made of aluminium and SU304 stainless steel in streesed part, thousands of force/moving simulation in our design work, to make sure super balance/long life time/ smooth and much more bigger force load than ever.


  3. Buttons/5way switches/9way switches/Triggers are new design, not like something design in beginning of 2010 ,they have long tranvel distance/ sound crisp / clear force feedback. Never touch something feel so real before 2020.


    ......More details please find in the parts pages.


 This HOTAS have great discount than buy parts seperate, include mounts so you install to your desk. Parts included as follow:



  • 99% Metal made(Aluminum construction +Stainess steel CAM/AXIS and other stressed parts).

  • 16bit Hall sensor for both X/Y axis.

  • Featuring a 20°+20° deflection angle from the center

  • Perfect for desk use/mounted setups with extensions/Cockpit/Game chair.

  • Ergonomic grip angle (can be rotated left up to 15).Good for perfect center use.

  • Changeable Grips.

    Follow features are cancel compare to Super Libra Joystick base:

  • Center Stop Device(CSD) for ZERO DEAD ZONE.

  • Adjustable axis pre-tensioners.

  • Swappable springs and CAMs.(More CAMs Available in future)

  • Two springs load position for every axis.(Could load 1-4 springs for each axis).



  • 95% Metal made(Aluminum construction +Stainess steel AXIS and other stressed parts).

  • 16bit Hall sensor for both L/R throttle axis.

  • Friction adjust lever(By tools).

  • Thrust lever sync.

  • Adjustable back light.

  • Perfect for mounted/Cockpit/Game chairs setups.

  • Changeable for Single/Dual Engine Handles .

    Follow features are cancel compare to Super Taurus Throttle base:

  • 288mm travel distance.

  • 10bit axis for Friction adjust lever.

  • Finger lift for IDLE and Afterburner detents.

  • Thrust lever neutral feel tension adjust.

  • 2 x 16bit Hall sensor for rotary axis.

  • 4 x ON-ON Buttons.

  • 4 x ON-OFF-ON Buttons.

  • 3 x Push Buttons(Single Auto Center).

  • 1 x 3 Position Rotary Switch with Push button.

  • 4 x Encoder with Push button.

  • 2 x Push Button with LED Indicator(AA/AG).



  • Aluminum made construction and Trigger.

  • 3 x 4-Way Hat (+ Push), could be set as 3 x 8-Way Hat(+ Push) in software.

  • 1 x mini 4-Way Hat (+ Push), could be set as 1 x mini 8-Way Hat(+ Push) in software.

  • 2x Momentary Buttons.

  • 1x Dual-Stage Trigger.

  • 1x Brake Lever.



  • Aluminum made construction.

  • 2 x 4-Way Hat (+ Push), could be set as 3 x 8-Way Hat(+ Push) in software.

  • 1x 3 Position Button

  • 1x mini JOYSTICK(Analog)+Push Button

  • 1x Wheel Axis Hall Sensor(AUTO CENTER)

  • 3x Momentary Buttons.

  • 1x Switch



 Extension and Z Axis are not recommend to Orion HOTAS.




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