Wheel Stand Pro Super Warthog Review

Pros:

  • Built like a Tank
  • Sturdy, stable and wobble-free
  • Good compatibility with both racing wheels and HOTAS
  • Excellent customer support

Cons:

  • Quality that comes at a price
  • Lack of cable management options

My Overall Rating: 5 out of 5

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Detailed Review

Most casual flight simmers usually just plop their joystick and throttle on top of their desks and call it a day. Same with steering wheels but at least those have clamping options. But these solutions have a lot problems.

Firstly, the ergonomics of just placing your controllers on your desk  is usually bad meaning you get tired easily and can even develop wrist pain or elbow issues. It also limits your gaming time, clutters your desk, and can even mess up your immersion with constant wobbling.

This is something I have personally struggled with for many years. Most solutions are either low quality, too cumbersome, or require carpentry skills which are way beyond my capabilities. But the Wheel Stand Pro fixes most of these issues for simmers.

1. A Complete Solution

The Wheel Stand Pro has been around for a while and used for mounting racing wheels. But the Super Warthog is really a super version which has three stands which means it’s a complete solution for simmers, especially in VR.

You can mount your joystick, your keyboard, your throttle, your rudder pedals and can even swap them out for your gear shifter and steering wheel as and when needed. In fact, you can even mount the wheel and shifter in the center and have the HOTAS on the sides at the same time. The modular nature of the unit gives you dozens of permutations to try out.

The Super Warthog has three fully independent mounts (see the pictures) which means you can have your joystick at the center or on the side. Playing IL2, Microsoft Flight Sim 2020 or DCS? Mount the stick in the center. Playing Elite Dangerous or Star Citizen? Have the joystick on the side or even have a dual joystick setup!

2. Stability

This thing is rock solid, with a wide base that gives it good stability. It’s also quite heavy, which may be a downside if you want to move it around often, but it also helps makes it all that more stable. It stays in place both on a carpeted surface or hard floor. But keep in mind that a soft carpet will obviously introduce some wobble.

The weight of the stand itself plus the peripherals is usually enough to provide all the stability that you need. The Wheel Stand Pro also has a large footprint which also provides additional stability. If you are really short on space, then you may consider a desk mounting option like this one, but otherwise this works perfectly fine.

3. Build Quality

It’s top-quality, solid metal which has been expertly crafted into a quality product. This things is going to last you decades. They know that enthusiasts at this level are very discerning and they make sure you feel the product is worth your money.

The rods, the tighteners, the clamps, the plates are all solidly built, expertly designed and scream quality engineering. Once fastened, the clamps will hold everything in place and will power through the most demanding steering wheels with powerful force-feedback motors.

4. Compatibility

It’s fully compatible with the Warthog, T.Flight Hotas, X52/ X55/ X56/ X65, Saitek pedals and MFG Crosswinds. You can also mount Logitech G27, G29, G920 and some other steering wheels along with shifters and pedals.

These are the things it can mount right out of the box. If you want something else, contact their customer support and they will tell you if its compatible or even hook you up with an add on to make it compatible.

I do personally own a drill but I my DIY skills are limited. But I have heard from others who have drilled holes onto the base plates to mount all kinds of hardware to this thing. So make sure to drop them a message if you are curious about compatibility.

5. Value for Money?

The Wheel Stand Pro is not the cheapest option, but it is certainly the best one. I was rather surprised to find that there are even more expensive products out there which actually provide an inferior product. That makes the decision to pull the trigger on this unit all the more easier.

Whether the Wheel Stand Pro’s quality and ease of use is worth it to you or not is a call only you can make. If you are already rocking a premium Warthog or Virpils and a VR headset and a XX80Ti GPU, then I think you already know you are going to get!

6. Best for VR

The thing with desk mounts is that they confine you to your desk. With something like the Wheel Stand Pro (and VR), you can be anywhere in the room. That is perhaps the biggest strength of this product offering. You can be anywhere in the room – from your gaming chair to a couch (which is what I use) or even a bean bag. It has the flexibility to be used anywhere.

With VR, you also don’t want to be fumbling around trying to find your controls. The Wheel Stand Pro allows you to get your controller where you need it to be so that you can reach it easily and comfortably.

Final ThoughtsThis is a no-compromise, premium HOTAS, wheel and pedals mounting option for flight, racing and space sim enthusiasts. It’s the best solution out there and offers unmatched stability and flexibility.

My final rating is 5/5. This is my preferred mounting option for VR simming.

Wheel Stand Pro Super Warthog Wheel Stand Compatible with Thrustmaster...
  • #1 Selling Wheel Stand in the world.
  • Wheel Stand Pro created this market and has been the innovative and quality leader since it's debut...
About the Author

Gary (Flanker)

Gary has been "hard landing" into runways and driving his Mitsubishi Evo off of cliffs since the early 2000s. These days, he spends most of his precious hobby time with his favorite flight, racing and space simulations in VR. He also has an Engineering Degree in Computer Science which helps a lot with his obsession with optimizing PC hardware like CPUs, Graphics Cards, VR Headsets, HOTAS, Racing Wheels etc. for high end sims.