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Offline Con

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Joystick Recomendations
« on: March 31, 2012, 01:06:49 PM »
Hi Guys

I got an invite to test alpha for world of planes and having tried the mouse keyboard combo I have decided the way to go is with a joystick.

I got rid of my Logitech Wingman years ago after I drifted (or more accurately spun and crashed) out of playing Microsoft Fighter combat simulator and the earlier IL-2 games. 

So now I am in the market for a decent but not over the top joystick.  I have read that Force Feedback is a good feature but I am not looking to replicate a full blown flight deck (such as separate rudder and thrust controls etc).  I am hoping that World of Planes will lead me back into flight simming but in any case I dont want to spend a boat load of money for something that might not pan out (the game and my time to invest in it).  I was hoping to stay under $100.

Any recommendations from those flight sim junkies out there?

PS I have a glider pilot license so I have a fair amount of real time flying experience so anything that can help replicate that "feel" of being in the air is a plus.

Offline bob48

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Re: Joystick Recomendations
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2012, 02:46:23 PM »
The Saitek stuff is pretty good, although its not all that cheap. I use an X45 combo which I like a lot, although the models that have relaced it are quite expensive.

I have been thinking about the Saitek yoke and throttle quadrant which you can pick up as a package, and is worth shopping around for.

I have not tried any with force feedback myself, so cannot comment on them, but I would recomend one that has a rudder rocker rather than a twist-grip for a better flying experience.
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Re: Joystick Recomendations
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2012, 03:36:50 PM »
I use CH products and have for years. They may go outside your budget, though. I use my constantly and have had no problems whatsoever.
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Re: Joystick Recomendations
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2012, 06:20:11 AM »
I just order a CH Fighterstick USB from Amazon.  Has good reviews and is priced at $106.  Like you, I haven't had a flight stick in years.  I havent got it yet, so cannot speak to it.  I finally got one after trying to play the new Wing Commander game, but I also have Flight Simulator X and Combat Flight Simulator3, and  you'r right, you cannot play those with mouse and keyboard.
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