CcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2223 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2339 times:
I have a Gravis Afterschock and it's really cheap and it rumbles too with what's happening on the screen and what's in the game. It's really cool too. You have to install something and it works with all games. I paid 19.99 plus tax at Best Buy.
"He was right, it is a screaming metal deathtrap!"-Cosmo (from the Fairly Oddparents)
Western727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 727 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2300 times:
This will not be a popular opinion, but hey, here goes.
I use the CH Products Mach I. It's a bare bones, two axis, two button joystick. The base isn't much bigger than my fist. It's white plastic, and it cost about $10 in circa 1992 dollars. It still works fine, and I've been using it to fly FS2K around. The stick itself is only 3 inches high, and is about 1/2 inch in diameter. I prefer it to the monstrosities so common today.
When you guys start flying real airplanes, you'll notice one thing: Until you are a CFI, you do all your flying in the left seat. That means you have to use your right hand for the throttle, mixture, radios, etc., and your left hand for the actual flying of the airplane. I've noticed the Microsoft joysticks are molded to fit a right hand, which is not your flying hand in real life. I fly a simulator with my left hand, even though I am right handed. You guys might want to think about it too if you are planning to move to real airplanes. Anyway, just a thought.
JSC_23 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2295 times:
I would have to reccommend any of the Microsoft range...they have a model to fit most budgets and seeing as Fs2k is made by microsoft then the joysticks would probably suit the game best.....just a thought...
Although on the other hand you should read Westerns727's post above.