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NightmareChild6
12-29-2008, 08:14 PM
Hey everyone, i dont want to go mad on a joystick, just a fairly decent one for IL2.

Anyway i narrowed it down to these two, http://www.amazon.co.uk/Saitek-AV8R-Retro-Joystick-PC/d...id=1230606103&sr=8-2 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Saitek-AV8R-Retro-Joystick-PC/dp/B000I62PEK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1230606103&sr=8-2)

and http://www.amazon.co.uk/Saitek-Cyborg-X-Stick-PC/dp/B00...id=1230606689&sr=1-3 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Saitek-Cyborg-X-Stick-PC/dp/B001EYU1VO/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1230606689&sr=1-3)

If you guys think the first one is fine for this game, then i'll just pick that one up since it's the cheapest, but if anyone has any different suggestions then that would be appreciated, anyway thanks for your time everyone and cya http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Dave.

steiner562
12-29-2008, 08:18 PM
I'd go with the Av8r,both sticks look about the same price and build quality,Av8r(though I never used either),,,looks like it has cooler buttons/switches,I think if you do a search on the forums ths av8r seems to have a good reputation for a stick in that price range.

VMF-214_HaVoK
12-29-2008, 08:58 PM
I recommend CH but Im aware that it is a lot of money for many people. It took me years before I upgraded.

So...I would recommend you check out ebay and find yourself a Sidewinder Precision 2. I have heard good things about the aviator and would prefer that over the cyborg. I have heard and read many complaints concerning malfunctions about the cyborg. I have heard and read good things about the aviator.

S!

Tully__
12-29-2008, 09:17 PM
The AV8R has better features than the Cyborg, though you wont be able to make use of the twin throttle in this sim. You can assign the other throttle input as a trim control or wheel brakes though, so it wont be wasted.

Divine-Wind
12-29-2008, 09:44 PM
Originally posted by NightmareChild6:
Hey everyone, i dont want to go mad on a joystick, just a fairly decent one for IL2.

Originally posted by VMF-214_HaVoK:
I recommend CH but Im aware that it is a lot of money for many people.
lol

Anyways, if you can find a M$ Sidewinder stick, they're pretty good. My Precision has lasted several years but the centering mechanism is kinda worn out, and my FFB2 just recently had problems with the yaw after almost a decade of use. (Which sounds like a long time considering I'm not even in college yet)

WTE_Galway
12-29-2008, 10:01 PM
Originally posted by Divine-Wind:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by NightmareChild6:
Hey everyone, i dont want to go mad on a joystick, just a fairly decent one for IL2.

Originally posted by VMF-214_HaVoK:
I recommend CH but Im aware that it is a lot of money for many people.
lol

Anyways, if you can find a M$ Sidewinder stick, they're pretty good. My Precision has lasted several years but the centering mechanism is kinda worn out, and my FFB2 just recently had problems with the yaw after almost a decade of use. (Which sounds like a long time considering I'm not even in college yet) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

For people in the US, Gogamer were still selling brand new FFB2 sticks online just last year.

Player_43
12-29-2008, 10:21 PM
Don't take a twist stick (= beginner's level - also good for arcade games). Take one that has separate control for the rudder (= specially designed for flight sim's - also makes the transition to pedals much easyer)) and you'll become an Ace http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif.

Mr_Zooly
12-30-2008, 03:11 AM
Twist sticks are for noobs you say? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

NightmareChild6
12-30-2008, 03:56 AM
Hey everyone just wanna say thanks for all the quick replies, have decided to go for the AV8R, for the price it seems fine, so yer thanks for your help, hope to see you all online http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Dave.

Player_43
12-30-2008, 06:24 AM
Originally posted by Mr_Zooly:
Twist sticks are for noobs you say? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

No I don't say that. What I say is that twist stick is not the best solution for rudder control. If it was the case, all the modern Fly By Wire fighters would have one.

One hand should not deal with more than 2 proportional axes.

kingtiger2008
12-30-2008, 06:58 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by NightmareChild6:
Hey everyone, i dont want to go mad on a joystick, just a fairly decent one for IL2.

Anyway i narrowed it down to these two, http://www.amazon.co.uk/Saitek-AV8R-Retro-Joystick-PC/d...id=1230606103&sr=8-2 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Saitek-AV8R-Retro-Joystick-PC/dp/B000I62PEK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1230606103&sr=8-2)

and http://www.amazon.co.uk/Saitek-Cyborg-X-Stick-PC/dp/B00...id=1230606689&sr=1-3 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Saitek-Cyborg-X-Stick-PC/dp/B001EYU1VO/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1230606689&sr=1-3)

If you guys think the first one is fine for this game, then i'll just pick that one up since it's the cheapest, but if anyone has any different suggestions then that would be appreciated, anyway thanks for your time everyone and cya http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Dave. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
i have been using a AV8R for 3 months. It isn't a bad stick. But the stick force is a little... heavy when compare to the Saitek Evo and it make me feel uneasy http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif .

JG52Uther
12-30-2008, 07:02 AM
Oleg uses an AV8R,and an X52 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

kingtiger2008
12-30-2008, 07:13 AM
Originally posted by JG52Uther:
Oleg uses an AV8R,and an X52 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
Well, it works for him, does not mean it'll work for u too.

And maybe he use mainly the X52, AV8R just for back up http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Stiletto-
12-30-2008, 05:49 PM
I think the AV8R is great for a begginers stick.

VMF-214_HaVoK
12-30-2008, 06:45 PM
Originally posted by Divine-Wind:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by NightmareChild6:
Hey everyone, i dont want to go mad on a joystick, just a fairly decent one for IL2.

Originally posted by VMF-214_HaVoK:
I recommend CH but Im aware that it is a lot of money for many people.
lol

Anyways, if you can find a M$ Sidewinder stick, they're pretty good. My Precision has lasted several years but the centering mechanism is kinda worn out, and my FFB2 just recently had problems with the yaw after almost a decade of use. (Which sounds like a long time considering I'm not even in college yet) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

What made you lol about my comment?

VMF-214_HaVoK
12-30-2008, 06:46 PM
Originally posted by JG52Uther:
Oleg uses an AV8R,and an X52 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Im sure he receives no compensation from Saitek and has to buy them himself as well. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

S!

Sirrith
12-31-2008, 02:30 AM
I'm sure Oleg would use what he liked rather than what he was paid to use... Afterall.. if it was about money, SOW would have been released already.

Chris0382
12-31-2008, 05:48 AM
Actually if he lives in Russia, Saitek is probably easier for him to acquire and get service for. I payed the actual cost of my combatstick getting it repaired. Shipping alone was half the cost. You can't get CH Products in the stores either; everything has to be mail orderd.

I can see why he uses Saitek in his case if he can grab them in the stores.