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Hardware Review | Thrustmaster TCA Pack Boeing

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen took the time to explore all the ins and outs of the Thrustmaster TCA Yoke Pack Boeing Edition. According to Angelique “this hardware can be used with many aircraft, not only Boeing and even with Boeing who have a brown interior, but never forget where I started with, the TCA Boeing is and stays a replica of the Boeing Dreamliner 787 Series. Even at the end of this review, I’m still impressed about the yoke construction and the way it looks like.”

She continues “Only looking good is not enough. It must also have the right feeling and the right spring tension although you can change the spring tension which I found not really necessary. The control wheel centerings is ok for me as well as the many switches that are mounted on it and on the back of the control horns. That the yoke base comes with a landing gear handle, two sliders at the front and even a mini-jack for your headset makes it a complete device. Although at the middle front of the control wheel several switches are placed and a look alike clip, it’s unfortunately no clip to hook up a paper. For the latter you can use the paper holder on the middle of the base. The yoke base is heavy, very heavy to be honest.”

But she explored much more then this. Find it out at her in-depth Thrustmaster TCA Yoke Pack Boeing Edition review.

Hardware Review | Honeycomb Airbus A319-A380

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen tries out the Honeycomb Aeronautical “Throttle Pack Airbus A319 – A380”. Angelique did review already the Honeycomb Alpha Flight Controls and Bravo Throttle Quadrant.

But what is this for hardware add-on package?
According to the dedicated Honeycomb Aeronautical web page “The Throttle Pack for Airbus™ A319 – A380, expands your aircraft capability with the Bravo Throttle Quadrant. Two and four-engine throttle levers are included for multipurpose configuration as well as an auto throttle disconnect button and spoiler and flap lever with friction lock.”

Was it worth my time? Is it worth the product? Is it worth to be an Airbus extension?
Without doubt I can say “it was worth my time to invest in this Honeycomb Throttle Airbus Pack, and yes, it is as with all other Honeycomb products quality stuff. All together worth to add this to your Honeycomb Throttle Quadrant, assuming you like Airbus aircraft! But when you want to know all about it, then you must read her comprehensive review at X-Plained.Com.


Hardware Review | Thrustmaster TCA Pack Airbus

Oh oh, that was a massive hardware review, but thanks to JARDesign for guiding me in the right direction and Hugues Carpe from Hercules Thrustmaster, your personal reporter Angelique van Campen was able to review an in-depth review of the latest Thrustmaster Airbus edition, the TCA Captain Pack Airbus Edition to be exactly.

The TCA series started with the TCA Sidestick Airbus Edition, then the TCA Quadrant Airbus Edition was added, and not long after that, Thrustmaster released the TCA Quadrant Add-on Airbus Edition. Then you also have the TCA Officer Pack Airbus, and yes, you could wait for it, the TCA Captain Pack Airbus was added to it on October 12th 2021.

According to Angelique “One thing I can say ….. wow, that was a great experience. Besides that the TCA Captain Airbus Pack Edition looks gorgeous, it also works for some X-Plane aircraft “out-of-the-box” while for others a couple of dedicated commands are needed.”

Curious what she experienced? Curious how it was to fly one of the Airbus family aircraft from LFBO, France? Then I advice you to relax, take a drink with you, and read her in-depth TCA Captain Pack Airbus Edition review at X-Plained.Com.

Hardware Review | Honeycomb Aeronautical Bravo

We at X-Plained.Com finally made it, oops, no finished it. A more than normal in-depth review of the Honeycomb Aeronautical Bravo Throttle Quadrant. Your personal reviewer Angelique van Campen is pleased to let you know that she finished this awesome piece of hardware. Although she had some problems with the software versus X-Plane, most of that is solved.

According to Angelique “the Honeycomb Bravo Throttle Quadrant; only one word fits it all; awesome piece of hardware! Although the name suggest that we’re dealing with a throttle device for flight simulators, it actually offers much more than only a throttle unit. Besides throttles for GA single and multi aircraft, it also comes with a set for commercial aircraft and it also offers an annunciator light panel and AP panel.”

And “An how does it feel? How does it look? Simple questions, and such simple answers. It feels great and much heavier than expected and besides that, the front of the throttle device looks awesome.”

You can read all about her comprehensive review at X-Plained.Com and comments or suggestions or personal experiences are always welcome.

Hardware Review | Part II – Pro Flight Trainer TBM

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen received from the Pro Flight Trainer team the Toe Brake Modification (TBM) kit. In conjunction with the from Aerosoft received the Pro Flight Trainer PUMA., this TBM kit adds a toe brake function to the helicopter equipment.

According to Angelique “What’s the importance of the Pro Flight Trainer TBM kit? It makes sense that when you add the TBM to the Pro Flight Trainer PUMA, you have toe brakes which can be handy when you prefer to fly the larger helicopters that have wheels and brakes. But there’s another advantage that I mentioned before: you can also use it due to the presence of the toe brakes for fixed wing aircraft and although I said it would perfectly fit with historical fighters, it will work fine with any other aircraft type.”

And she adds “Real helicopter pilots will say to me “she’s crazy, this is dedicated high quality helicopter hardware what you don’t use for fixed-wing aircraft” and in a sense they are right. But here’s me “simmers who want to fly helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft, they will have awesome equipment to fly both types”.

It was worth Angelique’s her time, effort and be able to fly helicopters with wheels and brakes. This resulted in an in-depth review of the Pro Flight Trainer PUMA with TBM kit. I hope you like the review. Feel free to comment.

Hardware Review | Part I – Pro Flight Trainer PUMA

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen received from Aerosoft some awesome helicopter hardware equipment; the Pro Flight Trainer PUMA. Together with the help of the Pro Flight Trainer team she was able to master helicopters in a professional way. This helicopter hardware is really topnotch quality, made of durable materials and much easier to fly helicopters than with regular hardware like joysticks and so on.

According to Angelique “Yes, one word is enough … awesome equipment for those who love to fly or to master helicopters. It’s clearly different hardware and can be used with several flight simulators – thus not only for X-Plane – and when I say “clearly different hardware” then I mean the overall quality, the used materials, the way it is designed and not to forget, the support in case you need assistance from the Pro Flight Trainer team.”

She continues “Although I only tested it with X-Plane 11 with macOS and Windows, I’m impressed how it looks like, but also how it is manufactured, and not to forget how it is painted. The cables that connect all the individual sensors to the PCB (Printed Circuit Board) are of high quality with a nice and protective shielding around it. Besides all of that, you’ve got lots of possibilities to adjust the Pro Flight Trainer PUMA to your needs, your overall body length, your leg length and so on.”

It was worth her time, effort and be able to fly helicopters. This resulted in a comprehensive review with lots of ins and outs of the Pro Flight Trainer PUMA. I hope you like the review. Feel free to comment.