# Fighter Stick grip

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#### plane1

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Does anyone know where I can purchase a fighter stick grip? I looked at Spruce Aircraft and did not find one that looks like the modern fighters. Thank you

#### PTAirco

$500 for a stick grip with some switches?? Am I the only one who thinks this is ridiculous? Go buy a good quality computer game joystick and adapt that - they have a pretty long life under ardous conditons (i.e. kids whacking the hell out of them) . Even if you installed higher quality switches, the cost would be far more reasonable. Easy to reinforce, if you feel it necessary and some epoxy potting compound over the circuitry should make them pretty reliable. #### Waiter ##### Well-Known Member I thought about the Videogame option, but decided to opt for the Infinity stick. I found the stick to be worth the money. Good quality workmanship and parts. The stick comes prewired with the length of cable you specify. Here are some of the switch assignments I've used The switches (switch type) are customized per your requirements. i.e. The switch I use for my speed brake is three position, Momentary Contact - OFF - ON The Momentary contact is used to extend the speed brake, the ON position is used to retract the speed brake. I also utilize the Coolie Hat for my trim, Left, right, Nose up, nose down. Trigger switch Radio Transmit. (momentary contact) Alarm Mute (momentary contact) Autopilot Disconnect (momentary contact) Radio Channel Change (momentary contact) Check out the installation: I FLY EZ Scroll down the page to the 23 July entry Waiter #### etterre ##### Well-Known Member$500 for a stick grip with some switches?? Am I the only one who thinks this is ridiculous?
Nope, you're not the only one...
I've got an old Thrustmaster F-16 FLCS wrapped up in the basement, much like this one:
ThrustMaster F-16 FLCS PC Flight Stick Joystick Hotas - eBay (item 310195606117 end time Mar-20-10 11:41:22 PDT)

I have to agree, before I spend that much for a grip, I'll be down at the salvation army and spend $3 to see if I can adapt a computer grip to my needs. For all I know, they are made in the same factory. Ron #### TMann ##### Well-Known Member I'll be down at the salvation army and spend$3 to see if I can adapt a computer grip to my needs.
I'm going with the Infinity grips as well. I saw them at Oshkosh and the quality is there. I've seen other grips with cheap switches and there is a big difference plus they are all custom made to your application.

A quality hat switch will cost you $80+. I guess that if you're building a real airplane, you'll want a real grip. If you're building a toy airplane ......... well, enough said. #### rheuschele ##### Well-Known Member A quality hat switch will cost you$80+.

I guess that if you're building a real airplane, you'll want a real grip.
If you're building a toy airplane ......... well, enough said.
I'll even agree with that, but the op was looking at $500 each, That's not a quality grip, that's a gun to the head. #### TMann ##### Well-Known Member I'll even agree with that, but the op was looking at$500 each, That's not a quality grip, that's a gun to the head.
I don't know where you are getting a price of $500 each. Here's what I find on his site: Products (click on highlighted words for pictures) Prices each (subject to change without notice)Stick grip -- Right-Hand (YES, they come pre-wired!)$175.00

#### Ranester

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Otto grips seem a bit overpriced, but I wonder how much their throttle grips cost, they do look very good: Throttle Control Grips

#### jrsteensen

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They use a lot of otto HOTAS and switches in US MIL aircraft...so they have to price what they charge the government. I got 20 otto hatswitches recently (I was coordinating a group buy) and it cost 110 dollars per switch, with a QTY discount. They are pricy, but the quality is good enough for the military.