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Joysticks

PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:37 pm
by Tom.com
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?

Re: Joysticks

PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:45 pm
by Saracenman
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

sm

Re: Joysticks

PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:50 pm
by Tom.com
that is what my dad has got so what i use.

i was wondering if anyone knew of any better ones

Re: Joysticks

PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:38 pm
by IanM
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.

Re: Joysticks

PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:23 pm
by Mayfly
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)

Re: Joysticks

PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:03 pm
by Dan4th
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.....

Dan4th

Re: Joysticks

PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:28 pm
by Tom.com
i won't

as for price £30 max

Re: Joysticks

PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 5:25 pm
by RLN
The Cyborg is a good stick-I've had 2.

Re: Joysticks

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:32 pm
by Saracenman
blimey RLN - do you fly in stereo? :D

Re: Joysticks

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:05 pm
by Mayfly
either that or he broke the first

Re: Joysticks

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:38 pm
by RLN
Mayfly wrote:either that or he broke the first


My son did :(

Re: Joysticks

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:40 pm
by Tom.com
looks like SM's suggestion then unless there is anyone else

Re: Joysticks

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:48 pm
by Wedgy
Ive got an old one you can have :)


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Had it since 1984 :)

Re: Joysticks

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:56 pm
by Tom.com
as nice as that is, im ok

Re: Joysticks

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:43 pm
by Saracenman
Tom.com wrote:as nice as that is, im ok


............. :-?

Re: Joysticks

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:45 pm
by Tom.com
you know what I meant

Re: Joysticks

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:50 pm
by Stigish
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.

Re: Joysticks

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:59 pm
by Wedgy
Looks nice :)

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

Re: Joysticks

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:21 pm
by Spitfire
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 =)) =))

Re: Joysticks

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:19 pm
by Yorkie
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

Re: Joysticks

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:53 pm
by Bovril
yes got one not bad for £30 :) it also splits in to throttle and stick parts :)

Stigish wrote: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.

Re: Joysticks

PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:42 pm
by Nickolas
TDC is running his own Cyborg Evo Force feedback stick.........
So we are a 2 stick family.........

Re: Joysticks

PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:45 pm
by Dan4th
MF and DT are only a One-Stick Family,
but it's one HELL of a Stick!

Danf.

Re: Joysticks

PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:37 pm
by Nickolas
Dan4th wrote:MF and DT are only a One-Stick Family,
but it's one HELL of a Stick!

Danf.



Ah, yes, the world famous 'Thwacker'

Talking of which, when are the Thomas' back from their jolly to NZ?

Re: Joysticks

PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:43 pm
by Xplumberlives
Tomorrow I believe!