F18 Hornet UFC USB Controller

(6 customer reviews)

$530.00 AUD$620.00 AUD

This F18 UFC USB Controller is perfect for Flight sim Enthusiasts who fly the F18 in Flight Simulator games providing more realistic controls.

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This F18 Hornet UFC USB Controller is perfect for Flight sim Enthusiasts who fly the F18 in Flight Simulator games providing more realistic controls.

The UFC (Up Front Controller) is the main interface to the other systems of the F-18 Hornet.

Please note the average lead time on this unit will vary from 20-30 days depending on my workload, by placing this order you accept this and if there is any further delays I will contact you. 

Please choose your model you require,
The BASE Model, has NO displays and is purely an input device, This would be perfect for any VR Hornet Pilots who don’t need to see the displays.
The Full display version, has working Scratchpad, Option and Channel displays , but the displays will ONLY work with DCSBIOS, if in HID mode it will be input only and the screens will be blank.

The unit is programmed as a DCSBIOS Device by default but is also able to be toggled to DCSBIOS mode with 2 quick button presses and be usable as a standard joystick.

Please note, the device won’t show up in “Game Controllers” in windows, but any game when in HID mode should work fine and detect it and the button presses.

The enclosure is made from 3mm Matt Black acrylic for a nice clean finish, and is 189mm W x 164mm H x 53mm D.

The unit does not come with any mount and you will need to provide your own, but to make it easier to mount it comes with some keyholes with standard Vesa 100 spacing. Upon request I can make the holes the same as my F16 ICP unit to allow you to easily swap the device if required.

The F18 Hornet UFC plate is not screwed into the enclosure but is a friction fit in the enclosure with a few dabs of hot melt glue.

The F18 Hornet UFC is Backlit with green LED lighting is controled within DCS or can be controlled with the BRT knob whilst in HID mode.

Please note this does not come with a USB Cable, you will need to provide your own DATA Micro USB Cable or I have a 1 metre available https://www.tekcreations.space/product/silverstone-sleeved-usb-2-0-2-in-1-micro-b-to-type-a-combo-cable/

This is a hobby quality product and is made to order by hand and will have some imperfections but is tested to be working. Occassionaly a few buttons may momentarily stick if not pushed at a dead straight angle, but a straight on press and the button will register.

Please note, that the knobs you receive may vary from what is shown depending on supplies.

If you have any questions please ask before purchasing as no returns are accepted.

 

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Weight 1100 g
Dimensions 33 × 25 × 15 cm
Model

VR Only Unit NO Working Displays, With Working Scratchpad and Comm Displays, Full Working Displays

6 reviews for F18 Hornet UFC USB Controller

  1. Christophe M. (verified owner)

    Kieron products are of high quality. They allow a real immersion in our passion for DCS. However, we must not forget that this is not an industrial production. Some small (very minor) flaws may appear. Thanks Kieron, keep it up.

  2. mark turner (verified owner)

    excellent product and great support

  3. lawilliams (verified owner)

    I’m pleased with this UFC controller, setup was easy and it works as advertised. This is a well built unit to be considered a hobbyist level product. I will also commend Tek Creations for their fast response to questions, assistance and suggestions about their products. I purchased the HUD controller because of the quality of this products and their customer service. And the shipping was great!

  4. Shawn R. (verified owner)

    Very pleased with this device. Easy to use and does what it is intended to do. I sometimes get nervous with bespoke electronics from custom builders but everything went well and as advertised. Quick ship too!

  5. Tom (verified owner)

    This UFC is a game changer for me. It’s a close replica of the real thing and is functional for everything I need in DCS. The description on the web site is accurate so you are getting just what is says. Overall quality good for a hobbyist level product. With DCS Bios installed, there is no configuration you need to worry about. Once that is setup, run DCS, everything is working. I am very happy with this product and will continue to buy more from Tek Creations.

  6. Ayax Ivan (verified owner)

    Another couple of great items… ICP and UFC.
    See my ICP review for more details on ICP, and what is my background to compare UFC with the F-18 real one.
    I highlight again… not the same touch-feeling as RL, but the same outcome.
    In this case, I will be more critic, but fear not… my impression is GREAT!.
    The F-18 UFC doesn´t seem as true-to-life as the F-16 ICP, just because of its shape.
    I´m sure that TEK could have played with it a little bit better, as this UFC looks too flat… Tehy use to say “its not the way you fly..it´s the way you look”… not really, and besides being “flat” it looks great, and you´ll fly better and wi´ll get a way better inmersion.
    The displays, Ohhh dear… wonderful as they are… still with some discrepancies. I guess that it is all a trade of simplicity, size and price… You will get “almost” all the info you need, but there are some stuff to mention:
    For example, the radio channel display, it´s a single digit display… so channel 1 shows a “1”, but channel 11, shows as “1.”. Yes that “.” tells you you are double digit… so no problem at all.
    The 5 options displays has similar solutions. To see if Autopilot “B A L T” is selected, IRL you´ll see a “:” on the left of the option… here you´ll get dots under the label… something like “B.A.L.T.”.. so similar solution. There is no missing information…. although it is displayed differently from the real F-18.
    The only thing you´ll miss is in the scratchpad display. There, you can see if IFF, or ILS, or D/L is ON or OFF (when selected)…. but the reduced amount of available digits here, makes that info to be missing. There is no alternate way of displaying it… so you´ll have to look on your 3D screen to check. Not much of a problem, again… but I miss a creative solutions like the other two mentioned above.
    Besides these discrepancies, the only thing I can say, is IT WORKS LIKE A CHARM!.
    Buttons, rotaries… all work as intended, and you won´t miss anything!
    Again, as DCS-BIOS, or HID, it is easy as hell to use… a true gift for any Sim-Lover.
    Honestly, I can only have great words of gratitude to TEK for bringing me back the opportunity to handle my lovely F-18 as I used to do …

    Big time Thanks TEK for all the modules, and keep them coming!

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