View Full Version : Best joystick for il-2

02-22-2003, 11:13 PM
Im thinking of buying a new joystick because my current one is ... bad, its a saitek ST110.

Im thinking of buying a USB Sidewinder but before i do whats the best for il2 and and is a usb connection

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02-22-2003, 11:13 PM
Im thinking of buying a new joystick because my current one is ... bad, its a saitek ST110.

Im thinking of buying a USB Sidewinder but before i do whats the best for il2 and and is a usb connection

Thanks. Nathan /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

02-22-2003, 11:35 PM
I have the sidewinder -- its pretty nice and its a USB.

02-23-2003, 12:15 AM
Any bad thing about the joystick ? oh and is it a force feedback or precision

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02-23-2003, 08:24 AM
The best joystick is the one that feels good to you, has all the features you require and is USB. Some to consider are

Thrustmaster Afterburner Topgun II (also comes in FFB version)
MS Precision/Precision Pro/FFB series.
Saitek Cyborg 3D Gold
Saitek X45
CH Flight Stick Pro/Fighter Stick with or without CH Pro Throttle and CH Pro Pedals USB.
Thrusmaster Cougar.

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02-24-2003, 02:55 PM
I have had a Logitech wingman Freedom 2.4 Cordless Joystick for about 4 months now and out of the joysticks that I have had ( trustmaster - logitech standard -and sidewinder ) This is by far the best so take a look at it .


02-24-2003, 10:16 PM

thanks for replying everone http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

that wingman cordless is just what im looking for because its cordlesshttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif but i cannot find it anywhere in the uk ?

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02-26-2003, 05:29 AM
I would agree that the stick is a personal preferance. As far as I'm concerned the more buttons for this game the better. I bought the Wingman Extreem stick. The best thing I've ever bought is the Nostromo game pad. It gives you 10 buttons,(21 if you program in the shift buttons) a slider & hat switch for your left hand. It took a little practice using it but I love the idea of putting the keyboard out of the way.

02-26-2003, 06:58 PM
Have a Thrustmaster Afterburner II, (non FFB)
I like it very much, wish there were more buttons.

Anybody know of any kind of program that allows a "shift" function to be assigned to the joystick?

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02-26-2003, 08:44 PM
Sgt.Nathan wrote:
- Hi
- thanks for replying everone /i/smilies/16x16_robot-happy.gif
- that wingman cordless is just what im looking for
- because its cordless/i/smilies/16x16_robot-happy.gif but i cannot find it anywhere
- in the uk ?
- Thanks. Nathan /i/smilies/16x16_robot-happy.gif

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02-27-2003, 02:46 AM
How's the Thrustmaster Top Gun Fox 2 Pro SHOCK ? Just bought one off CompUsa for $29.99. The features seemed great for the price, and it is a Thrustmaster joystick. Let me know if I made a mistake (shudder!!).

12-15-2003, 03:22 PM
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12-15-2003, 07:19 PM
Saitek Cyborg Force stick.

No stick offers stronger force feedback than this one.

12-18-2003, 06:00 PM
I use a Satek X45 and a MSFFB2.... works grest for me. The MS stick is hard to find now.. If you want the best of both worlds I suggest you get a Saitek X45 and a Saitek FFB stick...FB supports multiple sticks so you cAN USE THE x45 STICK AS A BUTTON BAY AND USE THE ffb STICK AS YOUR MAIN FLIGHT STICK. oooops...sorry for shouting...

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12-18-2003, 09:00 PM
i have a logitech cordless and it blows. it wont stay calibrated and the wing and plane always roll to the left. Its even worse in a fw for some reason. Now its not always like this, it just happens some times, i cant figure it out. horrible stick dont buy it.
spend the extra money, do yourself a favor and buy a ch stick.

12-19-2003, 02:28 AM
I just got the game a few weeks ago and I'm starting to get an addict.

So I need a joystick (yes, i'm still using the keyboard at the moment which really sucks 'cause flying with it is nearly impossible at realistic - the stalls and the spins, you know)

I've looked around a little bit and these are my three options:

Logitech Extreme Digital 3D(28 EURO = 36 USD)
Saitek Cyborg 3D gold USB (35 EURO = 45 USD)
Saitek X45 (79 EURO = 98 USD)

Now what to buy? Does anyone can give me some advise?

I've never had a joystick myself, but I think the Saitek X45 is really cool. It's only quite expensive and I do not know if a throttle is also nice in space-flight simulator.

And which of the first two would be better. The Cyborg has more features, but is a little bit ugly.

And also: how is it it with joysticks getting lame after intensive use. Do those get lame quick?

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12-19-2003, 03:08 AM
I have both a Logitech 2.4 Cordless and a Logitech Force 3D. The 2.4 is very smooth an precise, but often disconnects to save batteries and loses calibration, tending to lean left, as someone said before. The spring is also hard and can tire your arm after a while.
The Force 3D is perfect for me, maybe a bit noisy in some situations, just don't force the spring "return to center" effect because you will lose a lot of feel. this is true for any FF joystick though.

12-19-2003, 10:57 AM
Thanks SOB_Cutthroat for the Nostromo control pad idea! I ran and got one less than 5 minutes after I read your post lol! (I read your post at work, and I work in a mall) I got the n52 model - it has 8-way hat, mouse wheel, three rows of keys and two thumb buttons! I can't wait to try it! I hate having the keyboard and joystick on my lap all the time. I'm gonna velcro it to the left arm of my chair :-) Thanks again for the tip!