Welcome to my Thrustmaster Cougar HOTAS page. I bought this stick throttle combination sight unseen, but having read all about it prior to its worldwide launch and owning the previous iteration, the F-16 FLCS/TQS combo, I knew it would be special. I was not disappointed! This is, without doubt, THE WORLD'S BEST JOYSTICK. Completely made of metal, it weighs about 8kg in all, and is of unmatched workmanship. Buttons have great tactile feel, the stick is very stiff but incredibly smooth to operate, and the included programming software is unbelievable in its versatility and detail. There is practically nothing that cannot be done with this stick in terms of button assignment, axis type, linearity etc.
The best site around for the Cougar is Cougar World. It has all the latest information, files and tips for your investment. It also has a great forum frequented by the developers and programmers of the Cougar, so you are sure to find the answers to any questions you may have.
As I learn to program this beast, I will use this page to provide download links to any joystick files I create for various simulations.
Although it is not strictly Cougar related, you can head on over to my design page for a Falcon 4.0 SuperPAK 3 CD interface I designed. If you own this joystick set, you owe it to yourself to get a copy of Falcon 4.0, the most detailed fighter simulation for the PC that isn't classified!