Thrustmaster celebrated its 25th anniversary event on board the USS Intrepid by announcing its new TFRP Rudder, the new TWCS Throttle, and the new T.16000M FCS Joystick.
The pedals feature S.M.A.R.T: technology that makes all the difference
Thrustmaster has launched its new rudder: the TFRP Rudder Pedals. This innovative rudder system provides perfect control in any type of flight scenario (including aerial combat, space adventure, civil flight, etc.), and is very aggressively priced at less than €100 – making it accessible to all users. It features two pedals incorporating Thrustmaster’s own highly specific and innovative S.M.A.R.T (Sliding Motion Advanced Rail Track) technology. The TFRP features 4 slide rails crafted of industrial-grade anodized aluminum. The rails’ unique design ensures totally smooth sliding motion, working in conjunction with a self-centering rudder axis: the combination of these two elements provides the perfect balance between smoothness and resistance for re-centering. Thanks to the very long range of travel on the rudder axis, the result is an extremely precise steering control mechanism for perfectly-proportioned maneuvers. The length of the range of travel, combined with the smoothness of Thrustmaster’s proprietary S.M.A.R.T technology, allows pilots to activate the rudder with just the right amount of intensity – and jolt-free sliding action – for maneuvers that are completely precise.
To get the most out of the built-in S.M.A.R.T technology, the TFRP Rudder Pedals system features large 10-inch/25-cm pedals, each with a removable heel-rest. By removing the heel-rest, the pilot can control the rudder pedal using the ball of his or her foot, heel on the floor; while with the heel-rest in place, the pilot can rest his or her entire foot on the pedal. This versatility is a definite advantage in terms of easily adapting to different flying styles. What’s more, the unit features a large base with an inclined design, for enhanced comfort and stability. With its dual USB and/or proprietary RJ12 connectivity, the TFRP is compatible on PC (Windows® 10/8/7/Vista) with all joysticks on the market in games supporting multi-USB and rudders. On PS4™, the TFRP is compatible with the Thrustmaster T.Flight Hotas 4 joystick.
An important aspect of the TFRP is its differential braking ability – made possible by two pedals, each of which includes a rounded central pivot with a central grip. The pedals’ pivot angle features a 15° range of travel: on an incline for deliberate activation, avoiding inadvertent activation when using the rudder.
In order to allow users to fully customize their TFRP Rudder Pedals, two free applications are available for download fromts.thrustmaster.com. The first is an advanced calibration tool, allowing users to adjust the central dead zone on the rudder axis to their liking, as well as the dead zones at the beginning and end of the range of travel on the rudder axis, and on the 2 differential brake axes. The second, T.A.R.G.E.T, lets users program the axes of rudders and differential brakes. It also allows for the USB rudder to be combined as a real product ecosystem with Thrustmaster USB joysticks (HOTAS Warthog, T.16000M) and the MFD Cougar Pack control panel, so that they are recognized as a single USB device, giving users access to advanced profiles created by members of the Thrustmaster community.
• The TFRP Rudder Pedals will be available in May, at a suggested retail price of €99.99 (taxes included).
The Thrustmaster Flight Rudder Pedals are designed for all users and compatible on PC with all joysticks on the market. They are also compatible on PS4™ with the T.Flight Hotas 4 joystick. With the first rudder to feature the S.M.A.R.T slide rails system for smooth steering you are cleared for immediate takeoff.
Ergonomic design allowing you to put your entire foot on the pedal, thanks to the heel-rests
Heel-rests are removable, for alternative ergonomic configurations: put your entire foot on the pedal, or rest the ball of your foot at mid-pedal
Differential braking: 2 large pedals (10 inches/25 centimeters)
S.M.A.R.T (Sliding Motion Advanced Rail Track) slide rails rudder
System of 4 slide rails crafted of industrial-grade aluminium for perfectly smooth sliding motion
Self-centering rudder axis: the perfect balance between smoothness and resistance for re-centering
Long range of travel on rudder axis for precise maneuvers
10-inch/25-centimeter footrest (12/45 shoe size) for rudder function
Versatile ergonomic design suitable for all types of flight (aerial combat, space adventure, civil flight, etc.)
With the heel-rest removed, you can control the rudder using the ball of your foot, with your heel on the floor
With the heel-rest in place, you can rest 100% of your foot on the pedal
Large base and inclined design combining comfort with stability
Two differential brake pedals
Large differential brake pedals: 10 inches/25 centimeters (12/45 shoe size)
Rounded central pivot with central grip, on the differential brake’s axis
Pivot angle with a 15° range of travel: on an incline for deliberate activation, avoiding inadvertent activation when using the rudder
USB and/or proprietary RJ12 connectivity
On PC (Windows® 10/8/7/Vista), works with all joysticks on the market thanks to Thrustmaster’s drivers
On PC, compatible with all games supporting multi-USB and rudders
On PC and on PS4™, works with and connects directly to the Thrustmaster T.Flight Hotas 4 joystick
Advanced Calibration Software
Go tots.thrustmaster.com/ to download and install the advanced calibration software, which lets you:
Adjust the dead zones to your liking at the beginning and end of the range of travel on the rudder axis, and on the 2 differential brake axes.
Adjust the central dead zone to your liking on the rudder axis.
Save these adjustments directly in the internal memory of the adapter
T.A.R.G.E.T advanced programming software for PC
Lets you program the axes of rudders and differential brakes
The USB rudder can be combined with Thrustmaster USB joysticks (HOTAS WARTHOG, T16000M)** and the MFD Cougar Pack** control panel, so that they are recognized as a single USB device
Access advanced profiles*** created by the Thrustmaster community
Rudder with RJ12 cable, universal RJ12/USB adapter unit, 2 removable differential brake heel-rests, user manual and warranty information.