FR-TEC’s Raptor Mach 1 HOTAS and Raptor Mach 2

More than a joystick and throttle

I’m no warmonger but if you’re going to fight a war, you have to have the right equipment. This is true regardless of whether that’s for real or in a simulated world. The products under review here are suitable for any Windows platform and any type of flight simulator, combat or otherwise. Yet the features and functions do lean more towards those who fly fighter aircraft. Naturally, if you’re also an aspiring jet jockey then the Hands-On Throttle And Stick (HOTAS) controls are important and need to be topnotch because if they’re not comfortable to hold and silky smooth in operation, it can affect your control of the aircraft, particularly on long missions, which I guess, is why such equipment is so expensive. However, it’s good to see that these latest products from Far Eastern company FR-TECH are unlikely to break the bank.

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