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Honeycomb Aeronautical Flight Controls: The Best Flight Controls for XBOX & PC

Honeycomb Aeronautical Flight Controls: The Best Flight Controls for XBOX & PC

Published: Sunday, December 18, 2022Tagged: Gaming, PC Game Pass, Steam, Windows, Xbox Accessories, Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Hardware, Xbox Series X|S

Whether you're a professional pilot, flight student, or a simmer, you'll love our review of Honeycomb Aeronautical’s Alpha Flight Controls XPC, Xbox Hub and Bravo Throttle Quadrant – out now and compatible with Microsoft Flight Simulator on XBOX and PC!

Honeycomb Aeronautical Flight Controls: The Best Flight Controls for XBOX & PC

Designed and developed in California by pilots and aerospace engineers, Honeycomb Aeronautical’s Alpha Flight Controls XPC offers a whole new level of immersion and ensures the most realistic flight simulation experience possible for Microsoft Flight Simulator enthusiasts on XBOX & PC.

Looking for the best flight peripherals that money can buy? Look no further than Honeycomb Aeronautical!

For this review we paired up Honeycomb’s new Alpha Flight Controls XPC, Xbox Hub and Bravo Throttle Quadrant with Xbox Series X|S while going all out on PC combining Next Level Racing's GTTRACK motion cockpit, Honeycomb’s Alpha Flight Controls XPC, Bravo Throttle, a pack of Logitech flight panels and an HP Reverb G2 VR Headset.

Honeycomb’s new Alpha Flight Controls XPC

Alpha Flight Controls XPC

Price: USD$349 | AUD$699
Rating: 9/10

Compatible with Xbox, PC & MAC, Honeycomb’s all-new Alpha Flight Controls XPC are the most advanced flight simulation accessories available for simmers, flight students, and pilots to date.

Premium built with a realistic full 180° yoke rotation and a solid steel shaft with dual linear ball bearings, Honeycomb’s Alpha Flight Controls XPC sets a new benchmark offering a dampened, self-centering mechanism with no center detent or minimal to no dead zone.

The Flight Yoke base features a Switch Panel with the master, alternator, avionics, and 5 separate light switches, as well as a 5-position ignition Switch. Conveniently located on the right-hand side of the base you’ll find an Xbox Guide button, as well as a view, share, and menu button.

 

The left handle has an 8-way hat switch, two vertical and two horizontal 2-way rocker switches, three buttons, and a push-to-talk button which are all fully customizable, while the right handle features two Horizontal 2-Way rocker switches, one large & one small button. This rig is absolutely awesome and offers everything you could possibly want.

Fully Customizable:

All switches come pre-configured to work out of the box with Microsoft Flight Simulator on Xbox and PC, and can be totally customized using the in-game settings menu.

Mounting The Device:

Mounting the device is a breeze using the included base & clamps. The unit can also be fixed permanently with screws.

Cross-Platform:

Switching from Xbox Series X|S to PC is as easy as flicking the switch on the back of the unit.

Conclusion:

The Honeycomb Aeronautical Team has set the bar high and produced the goods. The Alpha Flight Yoke is a must-have for any Flight Sim Enthusiast. The build quality, customization options, as well as responsiveness of the unit, is outstanding and second to none. A must-buy!

Honeycomb Aeronautical Bravo Throttle Quadrant

Bravo Throttle Quadrant

Price: USD$279 | AUD$499
Rating: 9/10

The Honeycomb Bravo Throttle Quadrant was designed to work alongside the Alpha Flight Controls. The unit is an all-in-one cockpit system featuring a fully configurable throttle setup, extensive autopilot, gear switch, flap & trim wheel, a warning panel with 14 signal lights, and 7 fully programmable switches.

The Throttle Quadrant comes with interchangeable throttle levers to configure the unit for use with all types of aircraft including single-engine aircraft, dual-engine aircraft, and airliners with reverse thrust.

The Bravo Throttle Quadrant features:

  • 6 Commercial Levers with flaps, spoilers, and functional thrust reversers

  • 6 General Aviation Levers with Functional TOGA (Go Around) Button for multiple aircraft configurations

  • Annunciator Panel with 7 two-way programmable switches and 14 Warning Lights

The device is plug-and-play on Xbox but will require additional drivers for the PC. Click here to download the drivers!

Heavy Duty Mounting Brackets

The Bravo Throttle Quadrant uses the same heavy-duty mounting brackets as other Honeycomb and Sitek solutions. In short, you can use the included base and clamps or screw it into place.


Conclusion:

The feature-packed Bravo Throttle Quadrant has everything that you could possibly need, particularly when it comes to flying the wide range of aircraft available in MSFS2020. Just like the Alpha - build quality, customization options as well as the feel of the unit is absolutely amazing. Highly recommended - don’t pass it up.


Honeycomb Xbox HUB

The Xbox Hub allows owners of the Alpha Flight Controls XPC to connect the Bravo Throttle and Charlie Rudder Pedals to the Xbox Series X|S console and comes with support for a whole range of additional accessories including Sigma Flight Sick, Foxtrot Flight Stick and Zeta.

What In The Box:

  • 1 x Xbox Hub

  • 1 x USB Cable

  • 1 x Manual

Conclusion:

The Xbox Hub will be required to connect the Bravo Throttle and Charlie Pedals to the Alpha Flight Yoke on Xbox Series X|S. We didn’t have Charlie Pedals on hand to test with the hub but both Alpha + Bravo worked as expected.

Logitech/Saitek Flight Panel PC Compatibility (Motion Cockpit)

Logitech/Saitek Flight Panel PC Compatibility

The Alpha Flight Controls XPC and Bravo Throttle Quadrant are 100% compatible with the full range of Logitech and Saitek Instrument Flight Panels making it possible to mix and match different Yokes, Throttle Quadrants, Pedals, Instrument Panels and more on PC.

We matched up several brands of Flight Instruments, Throttles and more with Next Level Racing’s Motion Cockpit and are happy to report that there were no problems using all of the devices at the same time.

We even tried Honeycomb’s yoke and throttle in VR and are happy to report that it’s a fantastic experience. Sure it takes a little while to get used to the button layouts etc, but when you do, its an amazing experience in VR.

Designed for use with Xbox Series X|S, Windows 10 PC, and MAC, Honeycomb Aeronatucal’s Alpha Flight Controls XPC and Bravo Throttle Quadrant are “the best flight controls that money can buy”! Take it from us - the quality of both products is second to none.

Honeycomb’s Alpha Flight XPC + Xbox Hub, Bravo Throttle Quadrant and Charlie Rudder Pedals are available now!

9/10 - the best flight controls that money can buy! - xboxone-hq.com

Overall Rating: 9/10

Comfort: 9/10

Build Quality: 9/10

Official Site: https://www.flyhoneycomb.com/


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