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Spideytv
10-25-2011, 08:22 PM
Hi all, I recently got a new job which requires me to live on a workboat for a month at a time, but I would like continue flying, my issue is I need a joystick that I can easily carry with me in laptop bag it is a backpack style bag so I do have a little room for it, basically I'm just looking for y'alls recommendations on small form factor joysticks.

Spideytv
10-25-2011, 08:22 PM
Hi all, I recently got a new job which requires me to live on a workboat for a month at a time, but I would like continue flying, my issue is I need a joystick that I can easily carry with me in laptop bag it is a backpack style bag so I do have a little room for it, basically I'm just looking for y'alls recommendations on small form factor joysticks.

Tully__
10-26-2011, 07:51 AM
The most compact current sticks I'm aware of with 4 axis (aileron, elevator, rudder & throttle) are these:
http://www.cyborggaming.com/prod/v5stick.htm
http://www.cyborggaming.com/prod/v1stick.htm
http://www.saitek.com/uk/prod/av360.html

You could also look at these ranges:
http://www.thrustmaster.com/pr...oryID=1&PlatformID=5 (http://www.thrustmaster.com/products.aspx?CategoryID=1&PlatformID=5)
http://www.logitech.com/en-au/gaming/joysticks

None are as compact as some products Saitek used to offer - Saitek ST90: http://www.alphacity.co.nz/ind...16&products_id=78394 (http://www.alphacity.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=213_216&products_id=78394)
You may still find some in stock somewhere, or maybe on ebay.

PhantomKira
10-26-2011, 08:12 AM
Just a heads up: I'm no joystick expert, and I've never had either of these, but I ran across a guy on youtube who had a horrid experience with the Cyborg, got a T16000M to replace it and was happy with it.

Again, I have neither stick and this was just one guy's experience/opinion, but as the saying goes, learn from other's mistakes, you'll never live long enough to make them all yourself.

Tully__
10-26-2011, 06:05 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by PhantomKira:
...a horrid experience with the Cyborg... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Probably broke a switch off, they protrude a bit on the Saitek stuff and can catch on cables or furniture edges if you're not careful when packing up or unpacking.

I've had 3 Cyborgs of various versions and they've all been good in use but all have had the same weakness if roughly handled during transport/packing.

I've also had Thrustmasters and shared a house with a Logitech user. They all have their downsides and they all have their fans.

WTE_Galway
10-26-2011, 06:26 PM
Its a bit weird but you could try this thing ...

http://www.ddcomputer.com.au/p...orded_Gameboard.html (http://www.ddcomputer.com.au/prod-920-001552-proddes_Logitech_G13_Advanced_Corded_Gameboard.htm l)

It has a thumb operated mini joystick built in.

Tully__
10-26-2011, 09:23 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WTE_Galway:
Its a bit weird but you could try this thing ...

http://www.ddcomputer.com.au/p...orded_Gameboard.html (http://www.ddcomputer.com.au/prod-920-001552-proddes_Logitech_G13_Advanced_Corded_Gameboard.htm l)


It has a thumb operated mini joystick built in. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
For that matter, these would also work: http://www.logitech.com/en-au/gaming/controllers
Or a PS3 or XBox controller connected by USB would also work provided Windows recognises it as a HID Game controller.