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    I'm considering a purchase of a Joystick for some simulator battles. Any suggestions?

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    All Depends on your Budget. You can buy the best joystick and pedals for $650. Or there are cheaper options.


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    I liked my Hotas one's it was on the a little cheaper side, I say that compared to some of the other Hotas's out there.

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    I have been thinking about buying a joystick but I honestly don't know where to even start looking
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    Joysticks

    $44 - > http://www.amazon.com/Thrustmaster-T...s=Thrustmaster

    $120 - > http://www.amazon.com/Saitek-X52-Fli...1&keywords=X52

    $150 - > http://www.amazon.com/Saitek-X52-Fli...2&keywords=X52

    $420 - > http://www.amazon.com/Thrustmaster-H...rthog+joystick

    Pedals

    $90 - > http://www.amazon.com/CH-Products-Pe...=Saitek+pedals

    $100 - > http://www.amazon.com/Saitek-Pro-Fli...=Saitek+pedals

    $172 - > http://www.amazon.com/Saitek-Flight-...=Saitek+pedals


    You get what you pay for. The T Flight Hotas is a great entry level set up, but it usually only has a 6 month lifespan. Other than that, the list is of relatively durable sticks I've recommended.

    If you're in it for the long haul, I'd recommend the X52 Pro ($150). Though a lot of people don't like twisty sticks. So what they do is buy the X52 or the X52 Pro and then buy a set of pedals while they are at it.


    The Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog is the top of the line. I'm debating selling a kidney for it. Know that it is not a twisty stick, and has no yaw function. So if you do get it, you also need a set of pedals as well. So you're looking at it for $500 -> $600 for the best.


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    There's also the Saitek X55, it's their newest stick that's currently available for pre-order. It's a good mid-range between the X52 pro and the X65f from what I've read. I've been as of yet unable to determine however if the X55 is going to be a linear hall sensor or a non-linear sensor like the X52.

    http://www.saitek.com/x55/

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    Quote Originally Posted by AOD_orcsoul View Post
    There's also the Saitek X55, it's their newest stick that's currently available for pre-order. It's a good mid-range between the X52 pro and the X65f from what I've read. I've been as of yet unable to determine however if the X55 is going to be a linear hall sensor or a non-linear sensor like the X52.

    http://www.saitek.com/x55/
    Now that is cool! I know the X65 had a lot of problems. And was looking to upgrade my ancient X45 soon.


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    When I was researching Joysticks on the the War Thunder forums this one was mentioned a lot:
    http://www.amazon.com/Hercules-29607...s=Thrustmaster

    I have been thinking about buying this one because it's for right and left handers.
    Many pilots of the time were the opinion that a fighter pilot in a closed cockpit was an impossible thing, because you should smell the enemy. You could smell them because of the oil they were burning.

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    Good resources here. Thank you. I'll be checking them all out. I'm shooting between $100-$150. I'd rather spend a little extra and have something that works well and lasts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AOD_orcsoul View Post
    There's also the Saitek X55, it's their newest stick that's currently available for pre-order. It's a good mid-range between the X52 pro and the X65f from what I've read. I've been as of yet unable to determine however if the X55 is going to be a linear hall sensor or a non-linear sensor like the X52.

    http://www.saitek.com/x55/
    THAT is effing cool.

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    Not sure how immersed you want to get but the Logitech 3D Pro is a good joystick.

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    I have tried a lot of joysticks in my time, including thrustmaster and Cyborg F.L.Y 5....
    The best I got was Logitech 3D Pro, witch can take all the punishment I give it. I'm
    very happy with mine, and if it brakes I will replace it immediately...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AOD_dumb13dor3 View Post
    Not sure how immersed you want to get but the Logitech 3D Pro is a good joystick.
    This. I own this joystick and it's serving me very well. I wish that there were a few more buttons, but other then that, I love it.

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    I use the extreme 3d Pro has 12 buttons and was only $30 from gamestop

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    MMMMMKay,

    So I bought the Saitek X52 as it was in the price range I was looking to pay ($10) more than the Amazon gift card I had)

    NOW I need to set it up and was wondering if anyone had any suggested configurations. Any thoughts are appreciated.

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    I have reviewed Part 1 & 2 of these Youtube videos... I think it's a good start and then you can tweak from here.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI6scf-iX7s

    Remember to save your current settings so you have something to fallback on if you do not like these settings.

    BTW... I am surprised several of you like the logitech 3D pro... I broke 2 of them each within a 6 month timeframe. They both stopped returning to center and then the rudder started drifting too!
    Many pilots of the time were the opinion that a fighter pilot in a closed cockpit was an impossible thing, because you should smell the enemy. You could smell them because of the oil they were burning.

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    We now have delivery date(s) for the order you placed on December 13, 2013
    YES! :D

    Estimated arrival date: March 24, 2014 - April 17, 2014
    Well, fuck. :(

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    This is what I was cursing about Friday night. Broke the throttle arm. 5 pieces of wood, 1 drill, 1 dremel, half a thing of gorilla glue and some wire and I think it's pretty stable now...


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    Lol

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    Dannes,

    that is impressive! So that's how you keep a joystick working for 10 years!
    Many pilots of the time were the opinion that a fighter pilot in a closed cockpit was an impossible thing, because you should smell the enemy. You could smell them because of the oil they were burning.

    Adolf Galland


 

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