26.4.2024 – 18:34z

Thrustmaster Opens AVA Joystick Base Pre-orders

Thrustmaster yesterday published a new video on their Facebook page showing their new AVA joystick base. It will be the successor to the HOTAS Magnetic Base that launched over 10 years ago. The trailer’s description announces that the base can be pre-ordered now and that delivery will begin on 22 May.

This, of course, does also mean we got information on the price and a bunch of previews showcasing the base from the inside and outside.  

Thrustmaster stated that the AVA (Advanced Versatile Aviation) joystick base has been carefully designed to meet your needs and preferences, offering you a multitude of tailor-made configurations for all types of aviation. Furthermore, this means that you can set the base to an unlimited number of configurations to suit profiles for all types of aviation. 

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The key features of the AVA Base are that you can create your ideal configuration from a multitude of adjustment possibilities offered by the various interchangeable elements of the Base, including the axis curve, via cams; the resistance, via springs; the travel, via different deflection mask sizes; and the damping, via a damper. And these elements can be replaced quickly and easily, as it is not necessary to dismantle the entire base, just turn a screw to adjust the resistance of the stick.

Additionally, the AVA Base offers versatility in the skies, being compatible with all types of aviation and suiting all pilot profiles. Thrustmaster also announced that there will be many future accessories. They mentioned additional grips, extensions, cams, springs, dampers, and cyclical brakes. The new AVA Base is compatible with all joysticks from the previous generation, meaning that you can continue using all of your previously bought joysticks for the HOTAS Magnetic Base without any modification needed. 

That said, the new AVA Base without a mandatory joystick costs €279.99 in pre-orders. Now, if you want to get a joystick from Thrustmaster, too, that adds another €189.99 for the VIPER HOTAS Add-On Grip and €199.99 for the F/A-18C Hornet™ HOTAS Add-On Grip to the price.

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  • AVA Base — €279.99 
  • VIPER HOTAS Add-On Grip — + €189.99 
  • F/A-18C Hornet™ HOTAS Add-On Grip — + €199.99 

You can pre-order all the previously mentioned peripherals through the official Thrustmaster website for the previously mentioned prices. 

Thrustmaster has developed a number of products in their years of operation, gaining rapid momentum with the HOTAS Magnetic Base. The HOTAS Magnetic Base became the most common joystick base used in home flight simulation. Since then, the iconic developer has released more than 30 pieces of hardware for flight simulators, including the popular TCA flight controllers for both Boeing and Airbus pilots.

FSNews will keep you updated on further Thrustmaster developments, so be sure to check back for updates on this product and many more.

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