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Excelsior-MU
05-03-2004, 01:01 AM
I was just wondering, what is everyones preferred joystick? Also, do you all prefer a stick with a twist rudder or separate rudder pedals?

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Excelsior-MU
05-03-2004, 01:01 AM
I was just wondering, what is everyones preferred joystick? Also, do you all prefer a stick with a twist rudder or separate rudder pedals?

-Excelsior-MU

Oak_Groove
05-03-2004, 01:30 AM
CH Products http://www.chproducts.com/ . They´re a bit more expensive, but you get what you´ve paid for. Durability and functionality are second to none, except perhaps the Thrustmaster Cougar package. I still have a gameport CH F-16 Combat Stick (bought in 1998), which i´m about to displace with a CH Combatstick 568 USB. I have no experience with twist sticks for rudder control, but i can highly recommend CH's Pro Pedals.

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Fehler
05-03-2004, 02:50 AM
Saitek X-45 and a set of pedals here...

It looks cool, fairly inexpensive, and was featured on at least two Sci-Fi movies:

Terminator III: The throttle was used in the control room.

Soldier: The joystick was used on the Crawlers.

If anyone knows any other moveis this was used in, feel free to add to the list!

Besides, the X-45 has more modes and buttons than a sane man could know what to do with. I have had my X-45 for nearly two years now and all pots/HATS are still working properly. (I have probably just cursed myself!)

As many have suggested before me, go to a few stores that offer different products and try them for yourself. Some dont like the looks of the X-45, but it is a fairly durable stick, and if you are on a budget, it is very affordable for $80.00 U.S.

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Spectre-63
05-03-2004, 03:01 AM
Separate rudder pedals, to be sure. The twisty-sticks never did much for me but then I'm admittedly a bit obsessive. I play A LOT and I've spent even more http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif (Owner of Thrustmaster Cougar #5835 and TM rudder pedals)

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ASM 1
05-03-2004, 03:23 AM
What I've got - MSFFB2 with twisty rudder!

Trying to get another as spare but they are going for silly money. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif Fancy getting an X45 to use the throttle with the MS stick. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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lindyman
05-03-2004, 03:26 AM
Separate pedals, of course. CH are decent. Haven't tried others, so I can't compare.

Agree with the sentiments on Logitech. Stay away from them.

I currently use a Saitek Cyborg 3D FF stick, which I think is very good. Much better than the logitech **** I had before, and also better than the old MS FF1 stick I had ages ago.
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Black Sheep
05-03-2004, 04:11 AM
Thrustmaster Cougar.

I've only just bought it and will have to go without rudder pedals for a few months due to the outlay on the stick, which feels wierd - I've always flown with rudders.

The stick (and throttle) is everything people say it is and a whole lot more - for the first hour or so after taking it out of the box I just sat there looking at it, touching it and generally admiring the obscenely good build quality - sounds wierd I admit, but I imagine most Cougar owners feel the same.

Prior to that I've always flown with either CH or Thrustmaster stuff...

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triggerhappyfin
05-03-2004, 08:47 AM
X-36 with Thrustmaster elite pedals modded into the throttle http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

I also use the latest Cam2pan - best spent 10$ in years http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Does it make me better pilot? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

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Hristo_
05-03-2004, 09:28 AM
After flying for years with TM F22, TQS, Elites and later the Cougar, I switched to CH. Simply better gear.

Right now I use Fighterstick and Pro Throttle and Simped rudders.

Bearcat99
05-03-2004, 09:32 AM
I use an MSFFB2 as my main stick with a Saitek X45 as a throttle and button bay and CH pedals. The only part of the X45 I do not use is the X 7 Y axii. Everything else gets fully used. Works great. Talk about immersion.. I put my keyboard under my desk when Im flying offline.

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BpGemini
05-03-2004, 09:46 AM
I have one of these;

http://www.logitech.com/lang/images/0/911.gif

Logitech Freedom 2.4 Ghz Cordless
* 10 buttons (18 commands when one button is assigned as a shift)
* Smooth heavy metal throttle design
* Twisty handle for rudder control
* Cordless
* $50.00-60.00 U.S.


Btw, Logitech last for a long time if you maintain them. Most complaints about them revolves around their twisty rudder pots. Easily maintained.

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TgD Thunderbolt56
05-03-2004, 11:19 AM
I use a "slew" of CH stuff. Currently, I'm using the FlightStick Pro, Pro Throttle, Pro Pedals. Oh, and don't forget the TrackIR. It's not a controller, but definitely affects the ones I'm using.

I love them.

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adlabs6
05-03-2004, 12:12 PM
Saitek X45. I prefer the rocker rudder on the X45 throttle to the twist type.

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BaldieJr
05-03-2004, 12:21 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Bearcat99:
I use an MSFFB2 as my main stick with a Saitek X45 as a throttle and button bay and CH pedals. The only part of the X45 I do not use is the X 7 Y axii. Everything else gets fully used. Works great. Talk about immersion.. I put my keyboard under my desk when Im flying offline.
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Take that stick and gut it. Put two potentiometers (100k linear taper i think) in a box and a boat-load of switches. Wire up the X/Y to the new pots (trim controls or whatever), hook all the switches up (momentary contacts) and have fun http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I'm sticking to my x45 stick/throtle, but I'm gutting a logitech which will give me 4 more rotaries and 15 extra buttons.

I love hacking joysticks http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Less expensive than the couch.
Smaller than the dishwasher.
Just as noisy as the refridgerator.
Faster than the cars' computer.
Less practical than the car.
Face it, people who put thier computer specs in thier signature are pretty ****ing wierd.

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Bearcat99
05-03-2004, 01:42 PM
I gather you mean theX45 stick.. so i can use the pots on the X-Y axis.

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BaldieJr
05-03-2004, 01:57 PM
Right. Since you can assign them to anything, you might as well put those two pots to use http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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Specs:
More expensive than the dining set.
Less expensive than the couch.
Smaller than the dishwasher.
Just as noisy as the refridgerator.
Faster than the cars' computer.
Less practical than the car.
Face it, people who put thier computer specs in thier signature are pretty ****ing wierd.

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Lav69
05-03-2004, 06:42 PM
X45 w/ Ch Pro Pedals,usb.

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vanelvis
05-03-2004, 07:37 PM
MSFFB2

JG7_Rall
05-03-2004, 08:12 PM
Saitek Evo. Logitech=****

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Komet1
05-03-2004, 08:22 PM
As a newbie, I decided after much reading to go with the Saitek X45. It fit my budget, has lots of options and I love the throttle. I thought this would be a stick to start with and after logging some flight time would,if I want to upgrade to CH.

bird_brain
05-03-2004, 08:43 PM
Thrustmaster Cougar #7395 with CH Pro Rudder Pedals. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I have never had any problems with it except the rocker switches on the throttle are still very stiff & it loses the rudder pedals every 2 days or so & has to be restarted.

I went through 2 X36 combos which I still have laying around but I would never go back. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

The Cougar definately is the best.

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Nimits
05-03-2004, 09:09 PM
Thrustmaser Cougar, with Simped F-16 pedals. Can't beat that!