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User currently offlineAeroGlobeAir7 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 586 posts, RR: 2
Posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2374 times:

Hi! I am an avid flight simmer, having nearly 3 years to my credit now, and experience in many types of aircraft (ranging in size from Gliders to LTU MD-11s, and Qantas, Virgin Atlantic, UAL, NWA, and BA 747-400s). I recently received PSS Boeing 777-200Pro (about a month ago actually), and I have been having to fly using my keyboard, which makes the 777 very slow to respond. My old joystick will no longer work, and I was wondering what types of yokes or joysticks are reliable, but cheap (in the $30-$45 range). I am anxious to get my planes flying! My real problem is with my keyboard I have trouble getting the power just right for landing and experience an alarming sink rate just outside the inner-marker, and crash. I used to be great at landings (even with the keyboard), but the keyboard isn't fast enough for me now. Thanks for any help you can give me!


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User currently offlineFP_v2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2301 times:

If you want something thats good and cheap get the Microsoft Sidewinder. I found it to be an excelent joystick. Its now available for about $50 CDN. I got mine a year ago and it still works.

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2298 times:

I'd recommend a Suncom throttle and stick. Not the cheapest (expect $100-$150 for the combination), but definitively worth it.
Add some CH Pro pedals for even better fun.

I wish I were flying
User currently offlineGunfighter 6 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 404 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2292 times:

I go with Jwenting.
I also have the Suncom set for over two years now and they still work great.  Big thumbs up

And to my knowledge you will not find a cheap Yoke.
these things are quite expensive

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2291 times:

Do you know if someone has made something like the Suncom software for Win2K?
It does not work (which Suncom acknowledges) and will not be fixed. I asked them if they could release the source so I could port it, but they told me they are unable to as it is owned in part by a 3rd party.
It works, but not being able to store my settings can get annoying sometimes (not that I often fly more than 4 sims in a period).

I wish I were flying
User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2286 times:

Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback 2  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up

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