Click on any picture to see the full sized version. Thanks to Olivier, Guillaume (easily recognisable because of the carpet! *grin*) and the Montreal guys for their respective photographs!
There is an excellent series of photographs by Terrapin at F4Freeware.net, showing his Cougar, box, the packaging and some great close-ups. Highly recommended viewing! The page can be viewed here: Terrapin's Cougar # 1901. These are probably the best Cougar pics on the net - up close and personal ;) Thanks to Terrapin for these!
These first 4 pictures were sent to me by Seong-Ho - a big thanks to him for these excellent high quality photos.
The Cougar joystick
Another view, different angle
The Cougar throttle (TQS)
The throttle, different view
Joystick base showing how the handle attaches.
Joystick side view. Contributions for a new carpet for Guillaume's office are most welcome! ;).
Lettering on the throttle.
That lovely metal throttle.
Lettering on the throttle - different perspective.
2nd generation unpainted protype.
The same from a different angle.
The lettering on the joystick.
The HOTAS Cougar logo.
The very first metal prototypes. Get ready for a shock. They cost over $20,000 to produce and that's why Guillaume and I were always with them at E3 and why we didn't see much of the other stands :(
The very first metal prototypes hand painted by Guillaume for showing off at E3 2001.
The detachable joystick handle.
2nd generation throttle prototype without lettering.
3rd generation throttle prototype with lettering. Yeah I know - the photography could be better ;)
The very first R&D Cougar circuitry, incorporating a section of Saeed's calculator case. In R&D, innovation and what's in your (or better your colleagues') 2nd desk drawer down are your bread and butter ;)
CAD unrendered image of the prototype
The proposed box graphics