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What Joystick/Yoke Do You Have?  
User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 7152 times:

 Smile Hi everyone!  Smile

Since I got my new PC at Christmas, I haven't been able to play on FS because the joystick I used to have (Quickshot GenX 500) isn't USB so it wont go into my computer. I've been searching for a good joystick for 4 months now, even the Microsoft ones aren't that good. I went to http://www.pcworld.co.uk and tried the Microsoft Sidewinder Pro and its very 'tinny' like and not stiff enough, even though it was £89.99! ($110) The ones for around £30 are all plasticy rubbish which I dont want. I haven't a clue which one to go for.

What joystick (or yoke, because I will buy one if they're good enough) do you use and how would you rate it.

Thanks for your help.

DC-10

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User currently offlineUSAir330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 824 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 7075 times:

I have the Saitek ST220 Digital and personally I think it's the best joystick I've ever used. I have Flight Simulator 2002 I'll explain what the buttons do. Of course you have your throttle on the left side, which I think is great. Since I've gotten it all my landings have been smooth. The performance of the joystick is also good, it doesn't get stuck as alot of others do. The front button that I call the shooting button works as the brake, which is perfect. As for the three buttons together the one close to the throttle on the left changes views, the one in the middle is for the trim to go up and the right one for the trim to go down. So it has all the right controls for me personally.  Smile

Here's a link if you want to buy it;

http://www.epinions.com/S0449544-ST220


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 7043 times:

I'm using a CH yoke and pedals. They're quite good, but relatively expensive (as the market for them is quite small of course) at almost €200 for the yoke and another €170 for the pedals.
If you're really into FS well worth the money though.

For a stick I have an old Suncom setup. It's gameport AND Suncom is out of business so hardly interesting for you  Sad



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 7040 times:

How does the yoke feel? I just imagine it being really plasticy and not stiff enough.

Thanks!

DC-10


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7035 times:

It's a bit plasticy, pretty much like a steering wheel in a cheaper car.
Stiffness is alright. Not as stiff as a real aircraft but better than a joystick (which are IMO way too loose most of them).



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineUSAir330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 824 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 7042 times:

DC-10 Levo the Saitek joystick has a loose but strong spring so it's not loose at all. Most joysticks from Microsoft are pretty loose. But if u want the realism of flying a Cessna or Boeing type get a yoke. ( I can imagine how hard its gotta be keeping the thing on the table lol) But if you wanna fly an Airbus or fighter jet give the Saitek a shot.  Smile

User currently offlineMsh744 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 463 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 7050 times:

I have a Microsoft Force Feedback 2 Joystick. It works fine for me.  Smile

-Msh744


User currently offlineTWAL1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6991 times:

MS Precision 2. Works pretty good.

User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6978 times:

Looking into the force feedback joystick. I just want one that is pretty stiff and feels good (not plasticy.)

Thanks for the response everyone!

DC-10


User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 6935 times:

Well I finally got one: The Saitek Cyborg 3D Rumble Force:




I like it a lot, bit of trouble setting up the rumbles in MS FS2002 but I think I finally got there.

Thanks for your help!

DC-10


User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 6935 times:

Well, UPDATE:

I'm taking it back. Cheap crappy stupid thing. It is always moving to the left. I hate it! Rumbles work when they feel like it.

Tomorrow, I'm straight back to PC World and this time I'm getting a real joystick.

Microsoft all the way!

DC-10


User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6932 times:

Maybe I should change that last sentence I wrote: "Microsoft all the way!"

Took the saitek back to PC World and then got the Logitech Wingman Digital 3D. Very impressed so far. But again, this joystick does not have manual calibration which I find really stupid. I want to calibrate it myself!

This is my final joystick, I'm definately keeping this one.

Logitech and Microsoft all the way!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

DC-10


User currently offlineWilax From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 465 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (11 years 5 months 18 hours ago) and read 6925 times:

Saitek Cyborg 3d stick.

Doesn't look like the one above. Its sort of a titanium color and looks sorta like an Airbus stick. It has trigger brake, 3 buttons at the top around a mini-joystick which controls view direction. It also has throttle lever, six programmable buttons at the base, and a rotating axis for seperate nose wheel and rudder control. Its the best IMO...


User currently offlineAndrewAir From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 361 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 7040 times:

I have the best FS yoke out there.



It's very cool but a tad expensive.
RETAIL PRICE $570.00  Wow! Wow!

The feel is great and is like the real thing.


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