Let’s talk about joystick and steering wheel

Nov 1st, 2014

Logitech MOMO Force Feedback

Hello everyone, I’ am a beginner of flight simulator, when I was a boy I have played many plane games on amusement arcade, I’m very good at it that I can play one hour only with one counter, most kids in the amusement arcade are gangs, they don’t go to school and beat everyone they dislike, my mom also will beat me if she found I was playing games, but I still will went to play flight games because I like.

When I grow up and have my first computer, I installed many games on my PC, includes many flight sim games, like X-plane, microsoft flight simulator x and need for speed, at that time I played them with mouse and keyboard because I don’t know there is something called flight joystick or gaming steering wheel, and even if I know them, I can’t afford them as I’m just a student that only have 100$ living expenses per month.

When I began to work and earned money, I bought my first joystick – Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick, It was amazing good, easy to control, beautiful, comfortable, and supper cheap, it was the one of the best selling products in Amazon.

Then I bought Thrustmaster Hotas Warthog and Thrustmaster T500RS Racing Wheel, the two gadgets are very expensive but worth the money, they gave me unbelievable gaming experience, make my computer like a real car and a real plane. No matter how expensive the keyboard and mouse are, they can’t give you such experience, you really should have a try if you want to get the best gaming experience from GTA serious.

Microsoft is another great company. I’m not saying windows, I’m saying Xbox, it also products Xbox 360 Wireless Steering Wheel which is the best selling steering wheel , you may also need a wheel stand if you want to play a better game.

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Best joystick for x plane

Nov 1st, 2014

Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick

If you are a fan of flight simulator programs you can settle for the experience that you get with a typically joystick, or you can upgrade to a Flight Simulator Joystick for something that really puts you into the cockpit. The flight simulator programs that are around today are not like the type that you grew up with. Today’s programs are so thorough that they are used by real pilots to help train for both everyday and extreme situations. While you may not be able to afford one of those giant Flight Simulator Cockpits that allow you to simulate flight with a full LCD-screen and wall of controls, there are plenty of high quality computer programs that seamlessly simulate flight as well. For these simulators, you need to get the kind of controls that you would have if you were flying a real plan, which is where the new generation of flight simulator Joysticks come into play.

Gone are the days where flight simulators only allowed you to go up and down and side to side, today’s simulators allow you to control each and every movement that your plane does, as well as the functions that you would find in a real plan. If you are looking to learn how to fly an RC plane or a real one, you need to learn how to control even the most complex of simulations. While most simulators will work with only a joystick, you can upgrade by buying a system that also includes a throttle controller that is designed for use with the other hand, and even a set of floor pedals that allow for advanced control. For those who are looking for complete realism, spending extra money on these types of systems is money well spent.

One of the most reasonably priced single-unit option flight simulation sticks is a Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick. While there are no pedals or throttle controllers, it is a good option for those who are just looking to jump into their flight simulator. It has twelve programmable buttons, an eight position hat on the top of the controller that allows for a panoramic point of view, and a rapid fire trigger. Best of all, the joystick connects with a USB plug, meaning that it is ready to go out of the box.

The Thrustmaster T-Flight HOTAS X Flight Stick is a more expensive option for those who are looking for a hands-on throttle and stick model. It has twelve buttons and five axles that are all independently programmable. One of the best features of this stick is that it will save the programmed settings to an internal memory even when the controller is unplugged.

For more realism, and a price tag that ventures into the hundreds of dollars, the Saitek PRO X-65F Combat Control System features a HOTAS style controller, but with the unique Force Sensing feature. With this feature, the stick does not move, but responds to minor changes in the pressure of the stick for the highest level of accuracy and control.

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