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Raider862001
07-14-2007, 10:46 AM
I just got this game and I am looking for a joystick. I am willing to spend 50 to 80 us dollars on a joystick. Can anybody help me out please?

Raider862001
07-14-2007, 10:46 AM
I just got this game and I am looking for a joystick. I am willing to spend 50 to 80 us dollars on a joystick. Can anybody help me out please?

Crash_Moses
07-14-2007, 11:22 AM
Saitek X52 or CH products. Don't go with Logitech.

Saitek is probably your best bet.

And welcome to the forums! S!

Sillius_Sodus
07-14-2007, 11:25 AM
Hello Raider,

There plenty of threads about joysticks on this forum, just use the "Find" function and type "joystick".

A lot of players here go for the full monty of stick, throttle and rudder pedals. A good reconditioned Saitek X52 stick and throttle combo can be purchased from the Saitek website for $69.95USD. I don't have one but the consensus here is that it's a very good stick. I have a Saitek EVO and an Aviator and I'm very happy with them.

Other popular brands are CH and Thrustmaster. I'm sure you will be advised to stay away from Logitech products. I have had several. I like them but the don't last very long. Three months of heavy use and it will start to lose it's precision. It's too bad because they have good ergonomics.

Good hunting,
Sillius_Sodus

Stamey0
07-14-2007, 11:26 AM
The best joystick I ever bought is the Suncom HOTAS. It had the F-15E Talon stick with the SFS Dual Throttle. Now days you can only find this stuff on ebay. Secondly, most people will tell you to get the Saitek X52 HOTAS. This is pretty expensive of $109 and is completely programable. This is basicaly a major investment on a perfect setup. Thirdly, anything you find will be good for PF. I currently run the Saitek Cyborg 3D Gold (USB) and it is very nice. Easy to install and program. It also has a throttle on the base. If I were you, I would jump to www.newegg.com (http://www.newegg.com) and go to the search box and type in joystick. This will bring you up all their sticks and allows you to customize your search by price, reviews, stats, etc etc. I use Newegg for all my computer stuff when I can because they will beat any price I promise. So, there are your choices. Good Hunting http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Chivas
07-14-2007, 01:50 PM
Saitek Aviator joystick....$40

To inhance the experience
CH throttle
and Saitek Pro Pedals
Track Ir

Best possible if you can find them is
MSFF2 joystick
Cougar Throttle
Saitek Pro Pedals
Track Ir

3.JG51_BigBear
07-14-2007, 02:42 PM
In your price range nothing beats the Aviator from saitek. I have both an X-52 and the aviator and the X-52 now lives in my closet because despite all its great Hotas functionality the Aviator is a more precise stick.

Raider862001
07-14-2007, 02:53 PM
Wow, thanks for the fast relies. I think I am going to go with the X-52. I have a micorsoft sidewinder, but I am going to give it to my friend so he can play IL-2 with me.

Chivas
07-14-2007, 03:42 PM
You'd better tell your friend that its just a loaner cause you will soon want it back. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Bearcat99
07-21-2007, 10:19 PM
If that Sidewinder is a FFB stick then you can still use the X-52... I use a X-45/MSFFB2/Saitek Pedals combo in my setup. The sim will support up to 4 controllers. I used to use the X45 stick as a button bay.. In the top shot you can see that the X-45 stick was on my left.. I flew with my right hand on the MS stick... and only used the buttons on the X-45.
http://star.walagata.com/thumbs/bearcat_my_rig_2.jpg (http://star.walagata.com/w/bearcat/my_rig_2.jpg)
I still do
http://star.walagata.com/thumbs/bearcat_myrig.jpg (http://star.walagata.com/w/bearcat/myrig.jpg)
but I have since taken the guts out of it (the x-45.. which was the predecessor of the X-52) and mounted them on the side of the throttle.
http://star.walagata.com/thumbs/bearcat_X-45mod.jpg (http://star.walagata.com/w/bearcat/X-45mod.jpg)

Scorpion.233
07-22-2007, 09:38 AM
Is that a massive TrackIR ontop of your monitor?

FluffyDucks2
07-22-2007, 01:28 PM
Looks like the centre speaker of a surround sound detup, the TIR module is actually just in front of it, the TIR 4 module is even smaller http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Bearcat99
07-22-2007, 02:28 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by FluffyDucks2:
Looks like the centre speaker of a surround sound detup, the TIR module is actually just in front of it, the TIR 4 module is even smaller http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif

The big black thing is my center speaker. I have since acquired a TIR4.

syncop8r
07-23-2007, 01:22 AM
Oh... I got a Logitech Attack 3 because the guy at the shop said it would last longer than the other brand they had, which I would have preferred because you could twist the joystick for rudder control.

Rammjaeger
07-23-2007, 03:16 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Crash_Moses:
Saitek X52 or CH products. Don't go with Logitech.

Saitek is probably your best bet.

And welcome to the forums! S! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I have logitech wingman 3D (or something like that), it works perfectly.

Bearcat99
07-23-2007, 11:14 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by syncop8r:
Oh... I got a Logitech Attack 3 because the guy at the shop said it would last longer than the other brand they had, which I would have preferred because you could twist the joystick for rudder control. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

He lied. But don't take my word for it..read what these satisfied customers have to say (http://www.everythingusb.com/hardware/index/Logitech_Attack_3_Joystick.htm). If you don't have rudder control then you are screwed anyway.. you need to take that thing back to the store ASAP. If you insist on going with Logitech then at least get this one (http://www.provantage.com/logitech-963290-0403%7E7LGTC967.htm).

syncop8r
07-23-2007, 11:47 PM
I use L and R buttons below the stick for rudder and the same (left) hand for throttle as well.
Probably a good thing for rudder to not be on the stick anyway, even though it's not using legs. I don't want to be twisting the joystick in my next real flying lesson!.

Bearcat99
07-24-2007, 08:10 AM
Whatever.....

Tuba2004
07-24-2007, 08:49 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Bearcat99 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Thanks for the photos Bearcat. I am always interested to see how others have their space set up for flying. Keep up the great advice and view points.
Tuba2

Metabaron2005
07-25-2007, 03:46 AM
Twist sticks suck ...
It's a cheap solution but it provides cheap performances ...

Stick and rudder control shouldn't be dealt by the same hand if you want to fly really accurate.

Take a QZ predator http://itc.ua/img/dpk/2002/4/small/predatorqz500.gif

or a set of Cougar HOTAS with rudder control on the throttle http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:BsuhXoXauKeZ6M:http://img.clubic.com/photo/00030000.jpg

Xiolablu3
07-28-2007, 08:04 PM
I like twist sticks.


If you have a gameport, or are willing to fit a cheap 2nd soundcard to get one, then get yourself a MS ForceFeedback Pro off ebay for around 10/$15.

http://www.businessweek.com/1997/50/art50/bw5045.jpg

Beautiful cheap stick if you are willing to spend 3/$4 and fit an old 2nd soundcard with a gameport. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif