I have at the moment the Thrustmaster T.Flight Hotas 4 and I am planning to purchase the VKB Gladiator NXT joystick standard version. What I want to know is if I can use only the throttle of the Thrustmaster and the VKB Gladiator NXT joystick. At the moment most buttons on the Thrustmaster joystick have been assigned, so if I connect the new VKB Gladiator joystick will it not be a conflict there? How can I program the new joystick? Or is it better to get another new throttle?
I would think so. Is there two usb cables or one. If two there should be no problem.
Biggest issue would just be the T.Flight joystick portion taking up space on your desk.
You can have multiple devices bound to the same controls in game although I’d recommend unbinding the axis controls from the T.Flight that you won’t be using anymore just so they don’t potentially interfere, but there shouldn’t be an issue leaving buttons bound.
Another thing to be aware of is that there is no preset binds for the NXT in game so you’ll have to go though and bind everything yourself.
I’d recommend checking out VKB’s YouTube channel they have videos showing how to get the stick setup and they don’t really include any instructions in the box.
The VKB forums are also good if you have questions as well as the r/hotas subreddit and discord. A couple guys from VKB hang out in the both that discord and subreddit and are very helpful.
Unfortunetly it’s only one USB cable coming out of the Joystick.
Not at all, you’ll have a new controller device in the list, that’s all.
Nothing is assigned by default for the Gladiator, so you’ll have to assign whatever you want in MSFS controls, roll and pitch axis, desired buttons, etc…
If you don’t assign a throttle you’ll continue to use the one you have on your HOTAS.
You’ll find all tutos here:
Edit: PatrickSJ1978 have been faster than me !
I still think it will work. Clear the assignments out so you don’t have more than one assigned to a function.
Yes, that will work. I’m using the VKB Gladiator NXT together with the throttle of my 20 year old Saitek X-45. The X-45 only has one USB cable (Throttle → Joystick → USB in), but that is not an issue. Works well for me!