The HW-GEN005 is a General Aviation module with Electrical Switch functionality.

The Switchbox is presented as Joystick buttons.

Works in most common computer environments and works with almost any simulator software.

The HW-GEN005 is a General Aviation module for starting Single Engine Aircraft. It has also switches for the electrical system. It is build in a robust housing. It only needs an USB cable to connect, so no additional power supply(*) or interface is needed.

The switchbox is presented as Joystick buttons and can be used in most common computer environments (Windows, MAC os, Linux, …) and works with almost any simulator software (e.g. MSFS2020, X-plane, Prepar3D, DCS and more).

The unit can be used as desktop model or it can easily be mounted/connected to other HW-GEN produtcs so you can create your own desktop panel configuration in no time.

The HW-GEN005 has backlit text.

Physical characteristics:

height 75 mm
width 185 mm
depth 172 mm
weight 400 gr

(*) When connecting multiple units we recommend using a powered USB hub



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  1. DAVID ROWLANDS (verified owner)

    I purchased the HW-GEN005 and the HW-GEN002 several months ago. Both products are well built and comes with a modular fixing brackets that enables to mount the panels together in a number of different configurations. Simple to set up being plug and play and Xwing immediately recognised the panels and I was able to assign functions to the various switches. The panels are back lit powered by USB. The panels are in fact button boxes which is useful as you can also use them in other flight sims such as Cliff of Dover. They are good value for the money and are an excellent addition to my home cockpit. I would encourage Flight Illusion to further develop similar products including multi engine variants. I am a private buyer and have no association with flight Illusion whatsoever .

  2. DAVID ROWLANDS (verified owner)

    Correction to my original review 4 February 20220, due to typo error…I’m using Xplane 11, not Xwing.

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