Earlier this year, Honeycomb Aeronautical announced the Alpha Flight Control Yoke and Bravo Throttle Quadrant had been delayed due to longer than expected development times and final design changes.
After PC Pilot contacted the company for a status update on the upcoming product line, Honeycomb CEO, Nick Repenning revealed development is nearly completed and they are aiming for an early 2019 release.
He issued the following statement:
All of us at Honeycomb Aeronautical wanted to take a moment to update the readers of PC Pilot on the status of our upcoming range of flight simulation hardware. We’re well aware that you’re keen to learn more about the range, and even keener to try it for yourself. We’re also conscious that development has taken us longer than anticipated. For this, we humbly apologise.
We’re trying to manufacture something wholly unique for the enthusiast such as yourself. The engineering is complex and we’re utilizing technology uncommon to regular simulation products. Design is also of paramount importance and we’re determined to make sure the look, feel and operation of the range exceeds your expectations.
The good news is that development is very nearly complete and we’re well in to the final round of testing. All being well, we hope to release the first two products in the range early 2019 on a global stage.
We apologise sincerely for the delay, but we’re confident it will be worth the wait. In the meantime, may we encourage readers to keep following us on Facebook for latest release information as well as a peak behind the curtain on the development of the line.
In the meantime, please do check out our latest video which we hope will continue the interest in our new range!
Thanks again for bearing with us.
Nick Repenning, CEO – Honeycomb Aeronautical”