The popularity of aviation games, whether rigorous flight simulators like X-Plane 12 or Microsoft Flight Simulator, is growing, as is the variety of expansions and accessories for them. Most individuals who take flight simulators have invested in additional hardware along the road, not just to improve the realism of the experience but also because specialist controls make the aircraft easier to operate and feel far more natural than a gamepad.
With that knowledge, Turtle Beach has announced the addition of the VelocityOne Flightdeck for Windows PCs to its best-selling VelocityOne Gaming Simulation family of products. The Flight Touch Display is an important element of the VelocityOne Flightdeck. It is the world’s first display, integrating real-time sim status indicators with customizable input buttons.
It allows users to check their flying status in reality and tweak their controls for a better flight experience. Turtle Beach’s premium combat HOTAS (Hands-on-Throttle and Stick) is slated to be released on February 13th, 2024, and is known for its gaming headsets and accessories.
The VelocityOne Flightdeck is inspired by cutting-edge jet fighters and advanced spacecraft controls to deliver an unrivaled HOTAS experience. It is compatible with all major flight simulation apps available on Windows PCs.
Comprehensive controls with 15 axes and 139 customizable functions immerse pilots in the action, while a Flight Touch Display and OLED Heads-Up Display provide unparalleled performance optimization and customization levels.
Furthermore, the Flight Hangar app for Windows PCs from VelocityOne Flightdeck allows for even more in-depth customization, including control of RGB lighting zones. Pilots can create complete setup profiles for certain sim games or aircraft using the VelocityOne Flightdeck’s onboard memory, available on Windows PCs.
Furthermore, future firmware updates may be performed via the Flight Hangar app to guarantee VelocityOne Flightdeck runs at optimal performance. The VelocityOne Flightdeck’s throttle module is inspired by 6th Generation Fighter aircraft. It enables autonomous engine adjustment or locking each lever together for primary thruster control and creates an immersive flight experience for consumers.
Turtle Beach’s proprietary Pro-Aim Focus Mode is also included in the VelocityOne Flightdeck. This capability improves the control system’s battle preparedness by allowing for accurate opponent targeting and precision landing control. In terms of audio, the device provides Turtle Beach audio functionality for any 3.5 mm headset that is attached.
It guarantees that audio is of great quality during flight simulators. The VelocityOne Flightdeck’s control system comprises two USB-connected devices, the stick and throttle. Both are constructed with non-contact hall-effect sensors for great precision and longevity.
There are 49 programmable functions on the stick module, dual-stage triggers, helmet-mounted HAT switches, and multi-function firing buttons. The stick also has a soft touch handrest and adjustable height for comfort, and it can be easily withdrawn from the base for storage.
VelocityOne Flightdeck gives unlimited customization choices to suit any pilot’s desire, with 139 programmable buttons within easy reach on the throttle and stick modules embedded into the Flight Touch Display. The height of the stick is adjustable to provide the optimal fit for all hand sizes.
The proprietary Pro-AimFocus Mode from Turtle Beach allows pilots to alter main stick sensitivity for accurate opponent targeting and precision landing control.
You can customize the haptic throttle detent response using the Flight Touch Display. Pilots can fine-tune the precise reverse thrust, afterburner, or star drive actuation points to fit their preferences or the game. The VelocityOne Flightdeck, which costs $399/£379, is now available for pre-order from Turtle Beach!