View Full Version : who loves their Joystick ?

02-21-2011, 04:09 PM
speak up. what exactly do you love about it?

02-21-2011, 04:38 PM
Now there's a straight line just begging for a sharp answer! Nahhhhh, too easy!

02-21-2011, 05:11 PM
MFFB2 here.

One word: Ergonomics.

Okay, two more words: Force Feedback.

Uh, another one: Weight = ideal.

02-21-2011, 05:16 PM
I have a MSFF2.
It twitches when I touch it. How can I not love it?

02-21-2011, 05:22 PM

its going to happen, lol.

02-21-2011, 05:58 PM
yessum ... MSFFB2 here as well

soft sensual curves and it quivers when you touch it

what more can you want in a joystick

02-21-2011, 06:05 PM
I'm pretty partial to it...

It's a bit sensitive, The settings are a bit hard to deal with, its either "full on" on "off"

It's only got one fire button, but it always works when you press it.

It's a "HOBAS"

All in all its been a lot of fun, even my girlfriend enjoys taking it for a spin, I cant get her hands off it!

02-21-2011, 08:05 PM

If only he had been using the well-known gloriously proven-in-battle piece of high speed low-drag baddass hardware known as a SideWinder Precision 2,
...he would have made it.

02-21-2011, 08:05 PM
I had a MSFFB and a MSFFB2. I actually liked the first one better than the second.
Then I got a CH Fighterstick. It does not have the force feedback, but every other aspect about it is superior.

02-21-2011, 08:35 PM
Cougar U2Nxt - for the last 6 years.

Even when I bought a Warthog recently - I ended up not using the Warthog throttle with the Cougar U2Nxt mod stick. For props it beats the Warthog hands down - particular for making fine adjustments just before pulling the trigger...

The U2Nxt is much smoother with no center detent and very accurate.

02-21-2011, 09:01 PM
Currently using a MSFFB2/X-52 combo setup.. I use the X-52 stick as a button bay. Works like a champ. The MSFFB2 is the stick I fly with and it is just right for my hands.. It does things no spring can ever do.

02-21-2011, 09:06 PM
teehee, yeah...too easy!

02-21-2011, 09:09 PM
I'm gonna wait until LeBillfish has her say... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

02-21-2011, 11:13 PM
Originally posted by M2morris:
If only he had been using the well-known gloriously proven-in-battle piece of high speed low-drag baddass hardware known as a SideWinder Precision 2, ...he would have made it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

True, but only if he'd ditched that useless X-wing for the one that defeats all who dare challenge it:


http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

02-22-2011, 12:40 AM
Love my X45, hope its compatible with my new rig. Nothing really amazing about it, mostly sentimental as it was my one and so far only flight sim perifrial (spelling?) Ive ever owned. My two week old son is the "force feedback" of the more worn out stick http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

02-22-2011, 05:14 AM
"Joystick Creed"

This is my joystick. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My joystick. is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. My joystick, without me, is useless. Without my joystick, I am useless. I must fire my joystick. true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will...

My joystick and myself know that what counts in this war is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, nor the smoke we make. We know that it is the hits that count. We will hit...

My joystick is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its sights and its barrel. I will ever guard it against the ravages of weather and damage as I will ever guard my legs, my arms, my eyes and my heart against damage. I will keep my joystick clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will...

Before God, I swear this creed. My joystick and myself are the defenders of my country. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of my life. So be it, until victory is America's and there is no enemy, but peace!

02-22-2011, 05:23 AM
Originally posted by stalkervision:
speak up. what exactly do you love about it?
I would have to ask my wife! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

02-22-2011, 06:00 AM
i rather call it stick of joy

02-22-2011, 06:08 AM
oh and what i love most of my saitek cyborg is that it doesnt look like a richard

theres got to be something messed up with the collective uncouncious when every handle looks like a richard

i designed this to fight that:

02-22-2011, 07:21 AM
Saitek Aviator here. I hated the thing because it would register a false roll frequently even though the stick was centered, however this has not been happening for months now, and in the odd case that it does, it can be literally solved with violence. I have to hit the thing around until it behaves properly again. I can't say I like the thing but I'm very used to it gunnery wise, and won't be getting a new one until I break this one beyond repair.

02-22-2011, 07:35 AM
Love my Cougar. Solid, dependable, accurate and precise with awesome programming and it reminds my of my former life in F-16s.

If I want something that quivers when I touch it, "software" is better than hardware!

02-22-2011, 10:45 AM
Thrustmaster F-22 and TQS with a couple of Bob Church digital chips programmed via Digital Foxy (not to be confused with Digital Beaver). I never have to touch the keyboard so...no typing with one hand.

02-22-2011, 11:33 AM
I have and love the Thrustmaster T-flight HOTAS X flight stick. For those who want a good HOTAS for under $50.00 US I think its' the way to go. Nice precise control and after over a year of heavy use, I have not had to calibrate it once yet. Good weight and solid construction, the only negative is that some of the button labels have started to wear off, but by now I have them memorized anyway!

02-24-2011, 12:02 AM
I simply love my joystick! Maybe that's why I can't stop playing with it. Its a Microsoft force feedback 2.

02-24-2011, 02:06 AM
Logitech Dual Action pad. Good for all low-intesity failures. Ghh..!

02-25-2011, 04:16 AM
Saitek X-52
As good as any I've tried and the programming software has matured to the point of being very useful.

02-25-2011, 04:24 AM
My mate just asked me this but I don't know what to tell him, so if anybody can suggest anything I'll pass your advice on to him-
"I have Logitech Force 3D Pro, and for some reason it stopped working properly in IL-2. It works ok in other games.
Symptoms are like those when stick is not calibrated - extreme sensitivity (especially rudder), not centered etc...no matter what i do i can't fix it...
I do not use force feedback, except small amount of force used to keep stick on center.
Any ideas?"

02-25-2011, 07:14 AM
I have an old Saitek Cyborg 3D thats got a bit of a flat spot but i've found when i get it out and slap it on the desk very hard and beat it repeatedly it soon comes to life and i can shoot away to my hearts content...http://premium1.uploadit.org/bsamania//112.gif

02-27-2011, 01:14 PM
I have Saitek X52. A gift from my wife. I love it because I have it, and its throttle unit, bolted to the desk. When things get hectic & the G forces get high, the stick is always where it should be.

The keyboard is off to the side and is only used for not flight applications.