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#4412017 - 03/21/18 08:32 PM Honeycomb Aeronautical products?  
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Had high hopes for these guys, given how awesome their throttle looks:
http://flyhoneycomb.com/
[Linked Image]

Checks a lot of boxes, and is finally an affordable controller with a gear handle.

Unfortunately, they appear to have gone silent since last year, and despite them stating they " expect both products to launch in Q1 2018", there's been no update.

Anyone heard anything about these guys?


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#4412018 - 03/21/18 08:35 PM Re: Honeycomb Aeronautical products? [Re: AggressorBLUE]  
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Derp, some more sleuthing, and they do have a facebook page that seems pretty up to date:
https://www.facebook.com/FlyHoneycomb/

I missed that initially, as the link to said FB page on their site was a dead link. Had to google it.

Also, Aerosoft appears involved with the project, as per their brochure PDF:
http://flyhoneycomb.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Honeycomb-Brochure-2017.pdf


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#4412023 - 03/21/18 08:47 PM Re: Honeycomb Aeronautical products? [Re: AggressorBLUE]  
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Wow, that looks nice!! Are they still set to release in 2018?

That looks like a trim wheel too, so with a gear lever and flaps, it looks like a very tempting toy for me!


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#4412179 - 03/22/18 01:08 PM Re: Honeycomb Aeronautical products? [Re: AggressorBLUE]  
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Feel the same as Ice.
I think I could definitely find a use for that

#4412187 - 03/22/18 01:47 PM Re: Honeycomb Aeronautical products? [Re: - Ice]  
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Originally Posted by - Ice
Wow, that looks nice!! Are they still set to release in 2018?

That looks like a trim wheel too, so with a gear lever and flaps, it looks like a very tempting toy for me!


Yup! lots of other features too, including interchangeable Boeing style throttle levers with working (!) thrust reverse levers:
[Linked Image]

Light up Annunciation panel:
[Linked Image]

And yes, that is a trim wheel:
[Linked Image]

The GA style Auto-pilot deck with what appears to be a rotary nob for various inputs, is also a welcome reprieve from clicking around the cockpit.
[Linked Image]

It appears that at least the yoke is on track for 2018. Their Facebook page post activity is very active, and it looks like they're just now working on production logistics for the yoke.

Overall, they seem like a worthy replacement for Saitek, offering more affordable, "plasticity" products. The uber hard core GA sim guys will still want their $800 replica flight yokes and throttle quads, but for the mid-range simmer looking to step up from $50 desktop joystick, this is a great match.

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#4412221 - 03/22/18 04:04 PM Re: Honeycomb Aeronautical products? [Re: AggressorBLUE]  
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Originally Posted by AggressorBLUE
[quote=- Ice]
.. a worthy replacement for Saitek, offering more affordable, "plasticity" products.


"Plasticity" but with metal where's mater (Instead the inverse like in certain famous controller): smile

https://www.facebook.com/FlyHoneyco....476990452674692/550784501961953/?type=3

Seems the "sensor" CW MT/7694N1 OCTR* in X axis is a wire wound pot - what if is, is ways better than Saitek "$0.1" pot.

* This reference only appear online in Indian cargo list.



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#4412275 - 03/22/18 09:09 PM Re: Honeycomb Aeronautical products? [Re: AggressorBLUE]  
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Not too fussed about the yoke, I think the Saitek or CH stuff is fine, but that throttle quadrant looks like it'll be awesome in any cockpit.


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