Thrustmaster has released the TCA Officer Pack Airbus Edition for anyone who likes to spend their flight-sim hours in an Airbus aircraft and who wants to do this realistically. The side stick is an ergonomic replica of the joystick used to control the Airbus A320. The Throttle Quadrant has the typical capabilities of an Airbus aircraft and an Engine Panel inspired by the A320 Neo.
Naturally, the stick and throttle also work with all other types of aircraft.
Experience the unique feeling of piloting an Airbus with Thrustmaster's TCA Sidestick Airbus Edition. This joystick is a replica of the Airbus A320's side stick and is the ultimate addition for an even more realistic flight simulator experience.
Thrustmaster also uses magnetic sensors in this flight stick, which makes it extremely accurate. When you don't have rudder pedals yet, the rudder is easy to operate using stick twist. A new feature for this type of joystick is 'rudder lock.' If you do have rudder pedals, you can mechanically disable the rotation of the stick, so you don't suffer from rudder input from your stick.
The A320 side stick is suitable for both left- and right-handed pilots and the modular button configuration is also adjustable. Besides this, the Thrustmaster's A320 side stick has a throttle axis on the base of the stick, with reverse thrust function.
The Airbus Throttle Quadrant has two separately operating thrust levers that are equipped with fully functioning thrust reverse levers and TO/GA buttons. The resistance of the Thrust Levers can be easily adjusted by tightening or loosening a resistance screw.
What makes this quadrant special and different from all other available throttle quadrants is that the throttle can be used linear and in Airbus style. By converting a mechanical switch on the quadrant, it is possible to use (or not use) the typical Airbus mode, such as Idle, Climb, Flex, and TO/GA.
Besides this, the TCA Quadrant has an engine panel with replica buttons from the Airbus A320 Neo, including 'Engine Master' switches.
The Throttle Quadrant is modularly expandable with an extra TCA Quadrant 'Airbus Edition', for example, which gives you the possibility to fly four-engine aircraft, or with, for example, modules for flaps and gear (release date TBA).
This product is also fully compatible with the Thrustmaster Flying Clamp.
The joystick and throttle are compatible with Flight Simulator 2020. Of course, this product also works with Flight Simulator X, Prepar3D and X-Plane 11, which means that this A320 hardware is also a great addition when you already own the Aerosoft A320/A321, for example.