Aerotronics F-18 flight grip is
essentially a dimensionally accurate
casting of the real grip. It is populated with high-grade
switches from the original equipment manufacturers,
Otto engineering, Mason, as well as hi fidelity simulation
The F-18 flight grip is very similar to the Harrier flight grip. The only difference is that the castle switch and the trim switch are reversed. The photographs here depicted the F-18 flight grip.
The real F-18 flight grip is made of a nonmetallic resin like material. Therefore, the simulation product is resin-based. Fortunately, the F-18 flight grip is mounted on top of a movable center stick base. This keeps the forces of actuation minimal, putting less stress on the tail grip adapter and flight grip itself.