There’s more to a throttle quadrant than just its levers and buttons. Flight sim fans looking for the most enjoyable virtual flying experience need a throttle quadrant that can deliver a realistic experience, offers a good amount of customization, and is built to last – all at ideally a reasonable price.
Here are 3 of the best options currently available.
4 Top Rated Flight Simulator Throttle Quadrants
Best Overall: Honeycomb Bravo Throttle Quadrant
The Honeycomb Bravo Throttle Quadrant features all the realistic details necessary to make it feel like you're inside a real cockpit.New: $258.00
With its six commercial levers with flaps, spoilers, and functional thrust reversers, the Honeycomb Bravo Throttle Quadrant is able to accurately simulate two-engine and four-engine aircraft.
Six general aviation levers with functional TOGA (Take-Off/Go Around) Button also allows for multiple aircraft configurations, including singe-engine, single-engine complex, multi-engine, and single and multi-engine turboprop aircraft.
An adjustable lever tension, trim wheel, autopilot with backlit buttons, general aviation flap lever, annunciator panel with 7 two-way programmable switches and 14 Warning Lights, as well as Gear Lever with Red/Green LED Landing Gear Indicator Lights means that the Honeycomb Bravo has all the realistic details necessary to make it feel like you are inside a real cockpit.
The only problem with the Honeycomb Bravo is that it is stuck in a perpetual state of being out of stock. So a better option might be to go for one of the below throttle quadrants.
Most Realistic: Thrustmaster TCA Quadrant Airbus Edition
If you love piloting Airbus aircraft, look no further than the Thrustmaster TCA.New: $108.47
The Thrustmaster TCA Quadrant Airbus Edition was inspired by the world of civil aviation and the iconic Airbus flight controls.
The dual thrust levers are very similar to those found on the Airbus flight deck, ensuring that the throttle quadrant delivers a very realistic simulation.
In total, 16 buttons can be found, including 8 physical action buttons and 8 virtual buttons on the thrust levers, which replicate Airbus airliner controls. From the throttle quadrant’s buttons and detents to all its other controls, everything is very accurately replicated.
If you love flying Airbus aircraft, the Thrustmaster TCA Quadrant should be your only choice.
Budget Pick: Logitech Pro Flight Throttle Quadrant
The Logitech Pro Flight Quadrant is modular, interchangeable, and allows for a wide range of customization at an unbeatable price.New: $49.99
The Logitech Pro Flight Throttle Quadrant is an excellent choice if you’re on a budget, and makes a great addition to the Logitech G Flight Yoke System.
Out of the box, you can control even more engines, flaps, gear, spoilers, or any other programmable axes. With 3 axis levers and 3 two-way rocker switches, you can add a sense of realism to your flight sim setup at a very friendly price point.
The Logitech Pro Flight Throttle Quadrant is modular and interchangeable, making it fully customizable for all flying conditions and allows you to create a custom configuration of throttle, flaps, mixture, and prop pitch.
Also Great: CH Products Throttle Quadrant
Simplicity and ease of use is at the forefront of the CH Products Throttle Quadrant's design.New: $145.00
With its 176 programmable functions, six-axis of control, and six bi-directional flipper switches. the CH Products Throttle Quadrant is a great option for flight sim fans who want a great deal of customization.
As with most CH Products, the throttle quadrant truly is a hassle-free plug-and-play device. Don’t be put off by its simplicity, though, as the quadrant allows for precise control of multiple engines, flaps, fuel mixture, lights, and more.