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Postby Tom.com » Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:37 pm

My dad has a new pc and im going to install fsx on it so i can fly with my brother. I will need to get a joystick as the other one is my dads what should I get - im running vista?
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Re: Joysticks

Postby Saracenman » Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:45 pm

Wedgy, Mayfly and I all use the Saitek Cyborg Evo...

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it has some excellent reviews, particularly regarding value for money. it is a little bit plastic-ey but for £20-25 is good for the price. we are all happy with it anyway.

there is a wireless, battery-powered one, but i know that Mayfly had dreadful trouble with hers and sent it back in exchange for a normal wired one.

lots of function switches on it and very nice to use Tom.com - that's the one I'd EASILY recommend! :)

others might have other suggestions though

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Re: Joysticks

Postby Tom.com » Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:50 pm

that is what my dad has got so what i use.

i was wondering if anyone knew of any better ones
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Re: Joysticks

Postby IanM » Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:38 pm

I have one of these...

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http://www.logic3.com/details/?prod=469

Just what you need for FS including the little thing on top which allows you to look around.
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Re: Joysticks

Postby Mayfly » Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:23 pm

Tom there are lots of better ones of which many are expensive - you need to decide how much you will use it & judge what is value for money -

I did buy the wireless Evo - it has a battery saving design but it kept hibernating on me whilst in use , I trawled the forums looking for peeps with the same problem but didn't find any so in fairness I believe it was just a one off (probably assembled on a Friday)
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Re: Joysticks

Postby Dan4th » Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:03 pm

TDC:

I hope that underneath all the groaning and the
rolling of eyes and complaining that you never
ever forget just what a great Dad you have there.....

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Re: Joysticks

Postby Tom.com » Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:28 pm

i won't

as for price £30 max
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Re: Joysticks

Postby RLN » Sun Mar 01, 2009 5:25 pm

The Cyborg is a good stick-I've had 2.
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Re: Joysticks

Postby Saracenman » Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:32 pm

blimey RLN - do you fly in stereo? :D
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Re: Joysticks

Postby Mayfly » Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:05 pm

either that or he broke the first
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Re: Joysticks

Postby RLN » Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:38 pm

Mayfly wrote:either that or he broke the first


My son did :(
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Re: Joysticks

Postby Tom.com » Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:40 pm

looks like SM's suggestion then unless there is anyone else
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Re: Joysticks

Postby Wedgy » Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:48 pm

Ive got an old one you can have :)


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Re: Joysticks

Postby Tom.com » Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:56 pm

as nice as that is, im ok
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Re: Joysticks

Postby Saracenman » Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:43 pm

Tom.com wrote:as nice as that is, im ok


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Re: Joysticks

Postby Tom.com » Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:45 pm

you know what I meant
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Re: Joysticks

Postby Stigish » Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:50 pm

Has anyone used one of these? I'm still having a dilemma as to which joystick to buy seeing as the original one I wanted is no longer in existence unless I go through eBay.
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Its only £30 on amazon today.
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Re: Joysticks

Postby Wedgy » Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:59 pm

Looks nice :)

Only one think I would miss on that .... the hat switch (see 2nd post on this thread) .... most useful!!! :D
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Re: Joysticks

Postby Spitfire » Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:21 pm

Stigish wrote:Image


Mein Got - talk about an overkill throttle lever :D :D How big does it need to be :-o :-o

I've got the MS Sidewinder - wireless

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See the difference in the throttle lever =)) =))
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Re: Joysticks

Postby Yorkie » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:19 pm

I have this one.

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/product/seo/973858

at £35 its expensive but for £15 (what i paid) it's ok, but am going to have to get one with rudder control on and a pov head.

I have used an old sidewinder force feeback one off ebay with an usb adaptor and it works fine in fs9 windows 7
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Re: Joysticks

Postby Bovril » Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:53 pm

yes got one not bad for £30 :) it also splits in to throttle and stick parts :)

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Re: Joysticks

Postby Nickolas » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:42 pm

TDC is running his own Cyborg Evo Force feedback stick.........
So we are a 2 stick family.........
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Re: Joysticks

Postby Dan4th » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:45 pm

MF and DT are only a One-Stick Family,
but it's one HELL of a Stick!

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Re: Joysticks

Postby Nickolas » Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:37 pm

Dan4th wrote:MF and DT are only a One-Stick Family,
but it's one HELL of a Stick!

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Re: Joysticks

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