Make your own Microsoft Flight Simulator HOTAS setup with a 3D printer
Playing ‘ Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 ‘ is a delight, but doing it with the special setup makes it even more realistic. A basic joystick of this type costs about USD $ 189.00, but if you have access to a 3D printer, you can print a unique design that turns a PS4 or Xbox One controller into a HOTAS flight stick!
This time credit goes to Akaki Kuumeri, the guy who designed both the PS4 DualShock Joystick HOTAS version and the XBOX gamepad HOTAS joystick Version. The best part is that you will only have to invest a couple of bucks in 3D printing filament and a few printing hours to make your own flight sticks.
That said, let’s take action! Watch a couple of Akaki Kuumeri videos to give you an idea of how these curious items work. You will also find the Thingiverse files for both controllers below:
Video: Turn your PS4 DualShock into a dual stick HOTAS and try Star Wars: Squadrons
Thingiverse files to download STL: PS4 DualShock Joystick HOTAS / HOSAS
Video: Make your XBOX gamepad into a joystick HOTAS with this 3D printed extension
Thingiverse files to download STL: Snap-on XBOX gamepad HOTAS joystick
3D printable HOTAS (Hands-On Throttle-And-Stick) is an affordable alternative to play flight simulators or games like the recent ‘Star Wars: Squadrons’ in a more immersive way. The result is really fantastic and promising, and there are also versions for Yoke, XBOX ONE, and Switch Pro.