The infamous “stiction” of the Warthog joystick has been haunting virtual pilots since the launch of the venerable HOTAS. I’ve had my Warthog HOTAS for 6 years and to be honest I didn’t care too much about stiction (the joystick still centers perfectly after all these years). But I reckoned that it may have been affecting my precision flying and the idea of replacing it for a more precise unit was lingering in my head.
There are certainly good joysticks out there. Even bases that are compatible with the Warthog joystick. But to be brutally honest, I am not a big fan of sending $300+ overseas for a product that takes too long to complete shipping or for a product that is caught in an eternal cycle of backorder.
So I got myself a 10 cm black extension by Sahaj. These are true plug and play mods that not only completely remove the stiction but also increase the precision of your flying.
The extension arrived from Poland in precisely 9 days, packaged in industrial grade plastic. Installation was easy as shown in the video below.
And I took off to the best flying sessions I had in a long while. First waypoint, air refueling!