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chunkylovepony
02-15-2004, 06:13 PM
Gotta tell you folks, even after hearing all the praise this stick receives around here, I was still a bit skeptical. The ability of a stick to make vibrations just did not seem like a viable tool in improving my flight skills. But lo and behold, my curiosity got the best of me when a friend of mine had his for sale for a relatively small sum. I plugged in the stick along with my x45 and wow. This stick has added a new level of enjoyment to this already enjoyable sim. It seems that I have finally found the finite control that was always elusive on all the other sticks I've used for this game(saitek, logitech) Anyway, enough gushing but if anyone who felt as I did about forcefeedback, I recomend you get your hands on one of these beauties as it will not only add to the fun but also IMHO actually make you able to fly better. So there.

chunkylovepony
02-15-2004, 06:13 PM
Gotta tell you folks, even after hearing all the praise this stick receives around here, I was still a bit skeptical. The ability of a stick to make vibrations just did not seem like a viable tool in improving my flight skills. But lo and behold, my curiosity got the best of me when a friend of mine had his for sale for a relatively small sum. I plugged in the stick along with my x45 and wow. This stick has added a new level of enjoyment to this already enjoyable sim. It seems that I have finally found the finite control that was always elusive on all the other sticks I've used for this game(saitek, logitech) Anyway, enough gushing but if anyone who felt as I did about forcefeedback, I recomend you get your hands on one of these beauties as it will not only add to the fun but also IMHO actually make you able to fly better. So there.

tenmmike
02-15-2004, 06:28 PM
yep a msffb2 and x-45 is the bomb http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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Kampfmeister
02-15-2004, 06:37 PM
Unfortunatly the MS FFB2's are very hard to come by these days http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif I've been trying for some time, and will probably have to settle for another FFB stick.

NTESLA
02-15-2004, 07:23 PM
Welcome to the club!

I've been an avid follower of MS FFB sticks since the first one, now I own the MS FFB2 and a CH PRO Throttle USB to compliment it. Can not imagine flying a sim without it and my trusty Track IR!

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ginger_cat
02-15-2004, 08:05 PM
I read some months ago in the British press (Micromart, I think) that Microsoft are departing from the joystick business, which is a shame - in my opinion the ffb joysticks were the best joystick for their money. I just hope that my current one lives a long life.

I have briefly seen a ffb joystick under the "Trust" brand name that looks suspiciously like the original m/s ffbpro - if anyone has any experience or news of this joystick - I would like to hear it.

Bearcat99
02-15-2004, 08:55 PM
You think the MSFFB combo is nice? Wait till youget some pedals!! I have a profile for a MSFFB2/X45 combo on our squad site. Feel free to DL it. If you dojt have pedals you may have to reassign the rudder since my profile doesnt hav rudder. You could substitute rudder for rudder trim on the MSFFB twist handle.

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Slammin_
02-15-2004, 09:07 PM
"Gotta tell you folks, even after hearing all the praise this stick receives around here, I was still a bit skeptical."

Who here would lie to you? :-)

Really, now go get a TIR2 and some rudder peddles and be totally blown away in immersion. And total immersion is not the only benefit, your game will go up a few notches as well.

A good mechanic needs good tools!

Tintookkie
02-16-2004, 01:48 AM
Much prefer using my MS force feedback stick than my Cougar HOTAS. It feels better. Im not much of a combat flyer, but I do fly better with my MS/FFback. Its a pity that I cant use my Cougar throttle with my MS stick.

cheers _RAAF_Darby

Bearcat99
02-16-2004, 04:37 AM
Why not FB supports multiple sticks....

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dogofwar50
02-16-2004, 07:17 AM
Ihave the big chunky origional M,SFFB PRO which when it comes to flightsims I wouldn't swap for the world. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

willyvic
02-16-2004, 07:36 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Bearcat99:
Why not FB supports multiple sticks....

/<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Exactly. After reading similar posts a while back I hooked up my FFB racing wheel and ta-daaa, I have rudder pedals and a trim wheel. Got the wheel mounted sideways on the desk. Only prob is sensitivity as I have to disable the force feedback on the wheel or it returns to center. Consequentially, with no FFB applied, the wheel turns VERY easily and tends to move if even slightly bumped...lol.

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Tintookkie
02-16-2004, 08:00 AM
Gday Bearcat99, The thrustmaster Cougar throttle plugs directly into the joystick then to comp. Its a bumber as the throttle is way better than the stick.
Cheers _RAAF_Darby

willyvic
02-16-2004, 08:18 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Tintookkie:
Gday Bearcat99, The thrustmaster Cougar throttle plugs directly into the joystick then to comp. Its a bumber as the throttle is way better than the stick.
Cheers _RAAF_Darby<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Just don't use the stick or assign some functions to it. Like gear down/retract and flaps deploy/retract..etc.

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