On Thursday, Thrustmaster is going to reveal… something. The company posted a tweet yesterday that teased something flight related showing off a multi-monitor setup, some table mounts with nothing on them, and a tag line saying “Get ready to fly.” Interest piqued?
There are a few things to note within the teased image that provide us some clues:
- Along the top of the image we have photos of airliners.
- On the side we have a business jet of some kind (maybe a Challenger?).
- The four monitors display a cloudscape
- Two Thrustmaster branded desk mounts
Of all of the clues, the two desk mounts tell an interesting story suggesting that there may be a dual announcement here of new hardware intended to fill those mount locations. The mounts themselves are notable on their own of course but they seem to suggest more.
Then when we look at the nature of the photo it does seem like Thrustmaster may be preparing to offer something more aimed at the civil aviation market. This isn’t a bad idea considering the growing hype and popularity surrounding Asobo Studios development of Microsoft Flight Simulator. Even if Thrustmaster decides to release something that splits down the middle offering general flight gear that is equally well suited to DCS or IL-2 as it is for X-Plane, P3D or Flight Simulator, that would still be a noteworthy thing.
We’ll find out on Thursday at 11AM CEST!
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Neat. It will be interesting to see what this is. Control panels or a yoke maybe?
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Rumour has it that it will be a redone T.16000M with a throttle suitable for airliners. Stay tuned!
TM desktop mounts confirmed?
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Yep! They got the stealth reveal. Full reveal tomorrow.
wish there had been a link to the original unscaled image so i can zoom into it and see what the article refers to.
The twitter link is in the article if you want to have a look.
I am in a wheelchair ♿ and I have the thrustmaster t80 steering wheel for ps4 and I can not use the pedals and I was going to ask if it was ok to get a steering wheel with the gas and brake on the steering wheel since I can’t move my legs and feet I am a fan of ps4 and Racing especially if you can get a steering wheel that is made for wheelchair ♿ I would love to see something like that I tried to have some one to help me with the steering wheel for ps4 but haven’t heard back from anyone about this and I just bought the thrustmaster t80 steering wheel and I don’t want to return it back I was told to go to customize botton assignments for the ps4 and that is all I know please and thank you for your time and patience with me 😊 please let me know if anyone out there can help me with this problem my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi Peter. As this website specializes in news and editorials for flight simulation, the T80 steering wheel for PS4 is pretty far off of the beaten track for this audience.
If you’re having trouble with the product I’d suggest reaching out to Thrustmaster support or asking in one of the racing forums/subreddit groups. I’m sure there are more than one in your situation.
FYI: Matt Wagner from Eagle Dynamics is also in a wheelchair and seems to do quite well in flying DCS without needing pedals. Many flight sticks have twist axis support.
You may find similar options for racing.
Great, how about they make theyre existing products last longer than 2 months before coming out with a new one?
PC Pilot magazine has an article about Thrustmasters new Airbus sidestick and throttle quadrant, with pictures.