Just picked up Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 and can’t find a flight stick in stock? Well, there’s a workaround if you have a spare Xbox controller and a 3D printer around. Akaki Kuumeri managed to create a HOTAS (hands on throttle-and-stick) using simple 3D-printed, snap together parts. What he ended up was a flight stick perfect for casual gaming. Sure, it may not be the prettiest of mods, but we’re sure someone out there is going to go above and beyond with their version. Read more for a video demonstration and how to make your own.
As you can see in the video, the joystick or the throttle unit too can be printed individually, as all parts print without supports. Once printed, simply snap the parts together like in the video, then slide in your controller before setting the control stick to the right thumbstick and your throttle to the left trigger. For extra spring tension, just snake in a short rubber band through the special channels in the joystick mechanism. Download the plans here.
- Experience the enhanced comfort and feel of the Xbox wireless controller
- Features a light grey design with green accents
- Play your favorite games on Windows 10 PCs and tablets; Plus, up to twice the wireless range (tested using the Xbox 1S Console)
- Stay on target with textured grip; Compatible With: Xbox One X, Xbox 1S, Xbox 1, Windows 10
- Includes Bluetooth technology for gaming on Windows 10 PCs and tablets
- Resume Print Function: Ender 3 has the ability to resume printing even after a power outage or lapse occurs.
- Easy and Qucik Assembly: It comes with several assembled parts, you only need about 2 hours to assemble 20 nuts well.
- Advanced Extruder Technology: Upgraded extruder greatly reduces plugging risk and bad extrustion; V-Shape with POM wheels make it move noiseless, smoothly and durable.
- Safety Protected Power Supply: Only needs 5 minutes for hot bed to reach 110℃.
- Strict Test: Strict testing for key components before delivery and life-time technical supports available.