NormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6516 times:
I'm partial to my new joystick, the Microsoft Sidewider. At first, I didn't like the idea of it because I couldn't fly it left-handed, as real airplanes are flown from the left seat. But then I got my real-world CFI, and had to learn to fly from the right seat using my right hand. Now, I really enjoy flying FS with a right handed joystick.
Cancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6519 times:
i use a right hand joystick and a left hand throttle. i forgot the name of the manufacturer. i got it second hand and never had the original box. it's nice to use, and i never have problems with which hand i use to control an airplane. i normally drive and fly with my left hand(i cnat do it with my right anymore) but when i go to flight sim, the right hand joystick is not a problem.
"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
A330Fan1 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 856 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6500 times:
Hey...I have the best joystick for you to use!!! It's called the Force Feedback 2...newest and most advanced joystick, I think...I use it for Flight Sim 2002, and it works like a beauty. Yeah, I can't wait till FS 2004 comes out..I think I'll get one in August ....
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6496 times:
The man asks about yokes not joysticks...
In fact, a decent yoke costs no more than a decent joystick (of which there are very few indeed and none of them carry the name Microsoft).
Get a CH Yoke, costs under €200.
The ONLY good sticks are made by CH and Thrustmaster and cost about the same if not more (they do have cheaper ones but stay away from those).
And for the Sidewinder lovers: simflight announced last week that Microsoft has per immediate stopped production of their entire joystick and gamepad lines due to low demand.
You certainly don't have to buy an entire panel to get a yoke. The person who thinks that either hasn't looked well or is trying to give you the wrong impressions for some reason. It IS possible, but then you're looking at a yoke in the €700+ category.