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Thrustmaster Unveils New AVA, Modular and Scalable Base for Flight Simulation Joysticks

Thrustmaster is thrilled to unveil its new modular and scalable base for flight simulation joysticks. AVA (Advanced Versatile Aviation) has been carefully designed to perfectly meet your needs and preferences, offering you a multitude of tailor-made configurations that are great for all types of aviation. Create your ideal configuration from the many adjustment possibilities offered by the AVA base’s various interchangeable elements: the axis curve, the resistance, the travel and the damping. AVA’s design was specially created for quick modification of all its elements, allowing for customization between flights, and on-the-fly adjustments.

In addition, a real ecosystem is taking shape around the AVA base – with the introduction of a metal plate designed for desktop use, an offset adapter that lets you adjust the position of the grip to 15° or 30° in the joystick’s central position, as well as the announcement of future add-ons and accessories. You’ll also want to discover the comprehensive bundle featuring the AVA base, metal plate and offset adapter, which includes Thrustmaster’s world-famous F/A-18C Hornet grip. Excellent for military, civil, space or helicopter piloting, the AVA base will adapt to your requirements and transport you into a world of simulation that’s more realistic than ever before.

Discover the AVA base – a revolutionary leap forward for owners of the iconic HOTAS Warthog. Take a step up from the fixed configuration of the HOTAS magnetic base, to an infinity of settings for the joystick’s axes with the new modular AVA base. Carefully designed to meet your needs and preferences, AVA allows for a wide range of customization options.

Thanks to its all-metal mechanism, you can easily modify the four functional elements of your flight simulation joysticks: the axis curve, via two sets of cams; the resistance, via three sets of springs; the travel, via three different deflection mask sizes; and the damping, via a damper.

The AVA base’s design has been created to make it quicker and easier to modify the settings of the internal elements. Make the final adjustments without disassembling the base, thanks to “on-the-fly” accessibility allowing you to adjust the stick’s resistance.

The AVA base’s versatility makes it compatible with all types of aviation, offering a limitless variety of configurations to suit all profiles. Whether you’re a fighter aircraft pilot looking for firm joystick tensioning, an airliner captain, an intergalactic fleet admiral or a helicopter pilot maneuvering with subtlety and precision, AVA will meet all of your requirements.

Enjoy optimal precision and center point behavior thanks to the combination of two cutting-edge technologies. First off, by way of integration of two AXY (Accurate X&Y) sensors, allowing for precise and independent adjustment of the center point, progressiveness and resistance.

Secondly, the AVA base incorporates proprietary H.E.A.R.T magnetic technology, ensuring surgical precision (16-bit resolution, with 65,635 values) in all your flights.

Explore the range of possible configurations of the scalable AVA base, thanks to its vast ecosystem of current and future accessories (additional grips, extensions, cams, springs, dampers, cyclical brake…).

Take to the skies right away with the AVA F/A-18 Super Hornet bundle. If you don’t already own any Thrustmaster grips, this bundle is a great way to get your hands on the entire AVA ecosystem currently available.

The AVA F/A-18 Super Hornet version includes the AVA base, along with a metal support plate for desktop use, an offset adapter that lets you adjust the position of the grip to 15° or 30°, and an accurate 1:1-scale replica of the F/A-18C Hornet flight stick featuring a panel of 19 action buttons and developed under official Boeing license.

The metal plate and the offset adapter are also available for sale separately.

Commercial information
The AVA base is available at a suggested retail price of £249,99 / $299.99 / €279.99 in the following regions: Europe, Asia, the Middle East, North America.

Source: Thrustmaster

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