Thrustmaster HOTAS Cougar F-16 year: 2002 article pub: 2019 article updated: 2019-10-28 org: Thrustmaster During the period 2002-2003 I retailed the HOTAS Cougar in Australia, shipping units to SE Asia, Australia and New Zealand. I provided tech support and advice on configuration and setup in flight sims. I also engaged on social media, answering questions and addressing issues. I'm still happily using my HOTAS Cougar, that's 17 years of continuous use!
HOTAS Cougar Maintenance article pub: 2003 As expected, the nail varnish has prevented any further moisture damage to the painted surface. The main concern I did have was of an adverse reaction with the paint. There was none after 3 weeks of hard use . || 2019 update: After 16 years the fix is still working!
The guy at the customs asked me what it was, and in a hurry to get it home without too many questions asked, I was forced to say that it was a "toy to play computer games" instead of "the best Hands On Throttle and Stick flight simulator control system on the non military market".