Multi-Function Button Box
€290.00 excl. Vat
The Multi-Function Button Box from Total Controls.
Available for immediate delivery.
The Multi-Function Button Box from Total Controls gives you a clear advantage in the skies.
Designed with VR in mind it reduces the need for mouse inputs in games such as DCS World. Featuring the most used functions from the F/A-18C Hornet Up Front Controller and the characteristic Data Control Switch from the F-16C Viper the Multi-Function Button Box lets you focus on flying. It also features gear- and hook-handle, jettison button, seven light knobs, two rotary encoders with push function for the radios and two misc buttons that can be programmed to do whatever you like!
- All metal construction
- Size 27.2 x 15.3 x 4.5 cm. (Same as Thrustmaster Warthog Throttle)
- Weight 2 kg
- 40 programmable buttons and switches
- Gear- and hook-handle
- Jettison button
- Seven light knobs
- Two rotary encoders with push function for the radios
- 2 years warranty
|Dimensions||34.5 × 25.6 × 13 cm|
14 reviews for Multi-Function Button Box
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The Multi Function Button Box from Total Controls give you a clear advantage in the skies. Designed with VR in mind it reduces the need for mouse inputs in games such as DCS World. Featuring the most used functions from the F/A-18C Hornet Up Front Controller and the characteristic Data Control Switch from the F-16C Viper the Multi Function Button Box lets you focus on flying. It also features gear- and hook-handle, jettison button, seven light knobs, two rotary encoders with push function for the radios and two misc buttons that can be programmed to do whatever you like!
The size of the box will be the same as the Thrustmaster Warthog throttle, so it will fit any mounting for the Warthog.
Frequently Asked Questions
How large is the box?
The box have the same dimensions as the Thrustmaster Warthog throttle and fits any Warthog mount. Width 152 mm, length 272 mm.
Are the gear and hook handle removable?
Yes, they are. They can be screwed on and off as you like. If you do not want the handles, they look and work like regular toggle switches. The data control switch is also optional.
Is it fully compatible in any simulator?
Yes, of course. You can assign the buttons to whatever function you desire. Any function in any plane can be assigned to any button on the box. The buttons and knobs can be used for whatever function you desire.
Where is the box produced?
We manufacture and assemble the box in Sweden and it meets all EU regulations for electrical products.
Håkan Jarnvall (verified owner) –
First impressions, beautiful finish and a very nice tactile feedback in the buttons. No way to miss a input.
Nice feel to the potentiometers as well with just the right amount of force needed to turn them.
The layout is perfect for VR, easy to find and identify with headset on.
The footprint is (not measured exactly) as the Warthog throttle as far as I can determine.
Lighting is the same green colour aswell, perhaps a bit brighter and not adjustable.
One heads up! In windows game controller program all buttons (33 an up to 44) wont show but they work just fine in DCS. Got me confused for a while before I started DCS and tested the controller there.
A superb product and I’m very pleased with it.
Michael P A McCabe (verified owner) –
I’ve never reviewed a product before, well not officially and not any of my Flight Sim peripherals (and I have many) but here goes.
On arrival i was pleased to see it looked the complete compliment to my TM Warthog HOTAS, same style and colouring although with more of a matt finish. It felt solid and ‘built for hours and hours of use’ and all the buttons switches and dials worked with a pleasant/reassuring feel to them. The RTN/SEQ stick takes a bit of force to get it on, but I got it on and it hasn’t affected functionality in any way – so please note…it does fit!
There is a bit of play in the hook and gear levers – but this is to be accepted as they are designed to be moving parts. Win 10 only identifies 32 of the 44 buttons which at first caused a bit of alarm. I WAS going to work on that and post a solution up on Discord, however I didn’t have to …JackFlash (Developer from the TotalControls I think???) beat me to it. By following his step by step guide even I – a Tech noob was able to get all 44 buttons identified and fully operational in no time …cheers JackFlash…
Using the mfbb is a delight, position-wise I have settled for a temporary place alongside my throttle and it looks fantastic. The black and neon green really are striking and it now remains for me to bind the keys in my Sim to get the best out of the Box. All in all I am absolutely delighted with the Box, if, and I think he does JackFlash IS part of the Production, then their after sales is also very good, he has helped me get all 44 buttons indentified and available for use in any Sim I choose.
Marks out of 10?? Difficult to put it down really simply because I have hardly used it yet..more expert eyes than mine will nit pick small faults or areas that may or may not be improved upon…but from me..right now…a RESOUNDING 10 out of 10! It’s awesome (quoting my sons) and I for one have no doubt it will last for years…bravo TotalControls
Kai Mohr (verified owner) –
Box arrived and after a few hours using I have to comment (using for Il2 Sturmovik BoX):
-Very solid hardware.
-Plug and play, nothing to do with installation.
-give me so many options. Large number of axis allow me to set cooling shutters, trims, revi/scope adjustments.
-a lot of buttons for everything, lights, commands, set gunner positions possible. When the new fuel system comes I am confident can handle it.
-two safety switches for sensitive things… gearsHook as it named for or ejection seat… up to you…
So in combination with my already used hardware throttle/stick more than an complement.
thumbs up for this high-quality device!
Jorge Gutiérrez-Barquin (verified owner) –
Por fin me llegó después de 3 meses y estoy muy contento con la calidad del producto. Muy buena construcción en metal, lo utilizo para DCS en VR y es perfecto. He mirado michos UFC de otras compañias y este es el mejor de todos por su calidad y precio. Lo recomiendo 100%. La instalacion es muy facil y despues lo configuras a tu gusto. Muchas gracias por todo.
Johan H (verified owner) –
This is a very nice box that makes DCS way more immersive and also more manageable in most situations! I use mine center-mounted and vertically oriented roughly as in the F/A-18C and I can’t look back. The only thing I miss is adjustable back-lightening. And yeah, I fly in VR!
Iain Mackenzie (verified owner) –
Great box, solid construction and high quality buttons and switches.
Excellent complement to the Hornet, Viper etc. in DCS. Couldn’t live without it now, especially in VR.
The only things that stop me giving it 5 stars are:
1) the lights are very bright and they are NOT dimmable. (I know the dev is working on this for the future.)
2) the device stops my PC from sleeping, so I have to unplug it at the end of every session.
Apart from that, I can highly recommend this box to anyone who loves DCS. Great stuff!
Dave Millard (verified owner) –
Excellent quality, plug and play. A fantastic add-on for every flight enthusiasts hotas.
Nick (verified owner) –
Incredible addition to the DCS F/A-18 Hornet module.
I’m also using it for several other DCS modules, huge fan of all those Axes Dials for controlling DCS module lights and comms. Had an interesting situation where the MFBB Dial Axes were changing the center of my stick and rudder axes, reported it and the support team sent me a firmware mod which cleared it right up.
Sean Cronin (verified owner) –
This is probably my favorite piece of my flight sim kit. It is incredibly well made and the buttons and switches feel amazing. I feel even more immersed in DCS and would highly recommend this to anyone who asks. Inputting coordinates into the hornet has never been easier or more interesting for me. Well worth the price!
Wouter Weersink –
Took delivery of my box today. At first I was convinced the dobber switch (4way switch) extension thingy didn’t fit. Jonas gently encouraged me to use a *little* more force, it would be ok. And it snapped right on!
Next up, I hooked it up and started assigning bindings in DCS. It’s just *perfect*. You can easily bind all of an F-18s, an F-16’s or A-10s UFC functionality to it. The fact that it combines elements from both hornet and viper layout makes it better than a 1 on 1 copy, at least for me, as I fly lots of different machines.
The switches and knobs feel nice and sturdy. There’s no way you will make unintended inputs. There are these little nubs on some of the buttons, such as the 5 (center of the numpad) and the middle of the row buttons to quickly feel where your hand is on the thing. Just perfect for VR.
The box looks and feels premium, but as I found out trying to part one out for doing a DYI, it is actually quite cheaply sold! Just the switches and a control board come to almost the price of the box! This excellent flight sim peripheral is obviously a labor of love.
This is one of the absolute best flight sim products you can get your hands on!
The use case for this product is damn near unlimited. And the build quality is so strong i can not break it even if i wanted to.
All the switches and knobs feel amazing and really sturdy.
I cant recommend this product enough!
5/5 stars, great job! Amazing product!
Iain Mackenzie (verified owner) –
I received my v2 box a week or so ago, and I have to say, what an improvement over the v1 box. Most importantly, all the LEDs brightness is now adjustable, and the lights go out when my PC goes to sleep or is shutdown. Add to this, nice new buttons that feel more solid, and switchable firmware for those who suffered from the device stopping their PC from sleeping.
All in all, a great update to what was a brilliant product to start with!
Ming Hou (verified owner) –
I had searched a general button box that is not just fit for the specific plane only in DCS. Finally, I found it so that I can off few key bindings from my HOTAS to this button box.
The build of this box is very solid and likes my Thrustmaster throttle. In addition, all LEDs are controllable from the box and it is very convenient.
Overall, it is a good product to expand the sim experience 🙂
Jouke A de Ruiter (verified owner) –
I waited a looooong time for this product to become available again. Like in the region of 6 to 9 months until that fateful day that said this product is available for pre order. And then it was another long wait before it was finally on its way to me (In Ireland).
So the box arrived…
And it was magnificent. Solid construction, excellent button and switch placement.
Connecting is an absolute breeze, plug and play and games like DCS (which I got it for) instantly recognise it. I also had a look at the panel through the game controllers window and its properties and I was impressed by how the panel’s buttons and dials were recognised by the test window in question. As noted by other reviewers, not all buttons are recognised by the Windows game menu but are ingame itself like DCS.
Regarding button placement I do worry about accidentally snapping the rotary radio dials that are placed before the top two metal switches, marked HDG and CRS respectively, but what helps avoiding that is how ever switch, dial, button and toggle button has its own distinctive feel to itincluding HDG and CRS toggles.
Beyond this I cannot find any other faults with the panel. The long wait periods I mentioned above were due to supply and demand issues beyond Total Control’s input.
My panel sees frequent use while I fly in DCS and I highly recommend it to all my fellow flight simmers. The wait ultimately was worth it in the end and the included lollipop was well appreciated as I set it up at my computer!