VKB Warthog Adapter and TM Hornet Grip

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VKB Warthog Adapter and TM Hornet Grip

Postby MK84 » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:42

Anyone know if the Warthog adapter is compatible with the new Hornet grip?
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Re: VKB Warthog Adapter and TM Hornet Grip

Postby AeroGator » Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:19

Not sure. We haven't got the sample yet to try it on.
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Re: VKB Warthog Adapter and TM Hornet Grip

Postby Weegie » Mon Aug 05, 2019 20:50

I've opened one up and the tailpiece is identical to the Warthog stick so it should be fine

It's also very easy to open as it's only 3 cap screws and all the top section with the buttons and board aren't touched. If anything it should be easier to install the Hornet than the Hog

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Re: VKB Warthog Adapter and TM Hornet Grip

Postby AeroGator » Wed Aug 07, 2019 14:59

Might be electronically incompatible. Anyway it is all guessing; trying it in action would be a universal answer.
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Re: VKB Warthog Adapter and TM Hornet Grip

Postby aniron » Wed Aug 07, 2019 17:58

Might be, but unlikely as the Warthog base is expecting the three chained shift registers, and there is no function on the F18 grip that wouldn't work on that setup. Worst case there isnt room for the PCB, or they changed the connector on their PCB.

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Re: VKB Warthog Adapter and TM Hornet Grip

Postby Weegie » Wed Aug 07, 2019 19:23

I haven't tried it but it does work identically in TARGET GUI

In fact in my version of TARGET, it's got a display showing the F-18 as if when you plug it in it would be recognized as a different grip.

However when I connected the F-18 grip to TARGET, TARGET still showed the grip that was plugged in as an F-16 (i.e. the Hog grip).

The only thing that changes is hat 3 (the one below the trim Coolie hat on the Hog grip). That is reassigned and the Up Down on the hat are assigned to the wheel, the left and right to the small button next to the wheel and the pushbutton on the second hat.

Of course I can't say for certain but it looks pretty good so far

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Re: VKB Warthog Adapter and TM Hornet Grip

Postby aniron » Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:55

AeroGator wrote:Not sure. We haven't got the sample yet to try it on.


Have you acquired a sample of the Hornet grip yet, or otherwise know if the Warthog adapter will work?

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Re: VKB Warthog Adapter and TM Hornet Grip

Postby AeroGator » Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:42

Nope. It is very low on our list. TM haven't yet provided us a sample, so perhaps they are not interested in such integration.
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Re: VKB Warthog Adapter and TM Hornet Grip

Postby hon0 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 16:33

VKB Devcie Config v0.91.26 - Firmware version: v1.994

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Re: VKB Warthog Adapter and TM Hornet Grip

Postby aniron » Sun Oct 20, 2019 19:58

Thanks.

Verdict is that it does not fit out of the box due to the TM F/A-18 grip having a protrusion on its underside, reinforcing the paddle actuation point.

However, if you file the TM grip down a bit in this position it will fit. It is however, like the Warthog grip, too heavy to work well with the Gunfighter on an extension.

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Perhaps VKB will make their own F18/F15/AV-8 and/or F16/A-10C grip at some point, in plastic or aluminium?

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Re: VKB Warthog Adapter and TM Hornet Grip

Postby Furystorm » Fri May 22, 2020 10:22

any updates on adapter for that grip? :P


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