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Hello all,since I have to buy a new Joystick for Fs2002 I wonder what you use to fly. Is Force Feedback a must have, or are there also good sticks without FF? What do you prefer and do you have a recommendation what I should buy?Thank you!Thomas

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not Microsofts, it's the pitts! Most planes I have to turn it off.

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My own view is don't go near it. Most force feedback sticks leave much to be desired and are much harder to fly properly with than their non-FF counterparts. My Logitech Wingman Digital 3D has done many, many happy miles. I gave the upgraded (?) FF stick away.Mark "Dark Moment" Beaumonthttp://www.swiremariners.com/cxkaitak.htmlhttp://www.swiremariners.com/cxkaitakv3.jpg

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Just to be different, I have a Logitec Wingman FF and have been very very pleased with it :-)I've had it while now and it's never let me down, its self calibrating and adds just that little extra touch of realism with the bumps & thuds of flaps, gear, spoilers, or that heavy landing :-)Best RegardsPaul Manton

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Hi Thomas,a must have not necessarily -- but the fun factor is high! :-)I second notnams opinion here, I am one of the more satisfied FF joystick owners. Of course it is to be discussed if precision and accuracy is as high as with their non-FF counterparts, but I am not that narrow-minded. Flying should be fun anyways.Actually on the contrary FF can help a lot when the FF implemetation is good. Imagine being in a tubulence and wind from 090 at 36... dont ever loosen your grip or it will jump off the table!!! I mean it .. :-) And with a FF stick you surely learn it the hard way what "good trimming" really means... becuase as in a real airplane the stick gives feedback!just my 2 cents,celticmatrix

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I also highly enjoy my joystick...although a bit more when I'm playing Combat Flight Sim 2... I use Microsofts FF2 stick and I think it's excellent for that type of game. I have an older (4 yrs maybe) yoke and pedals...but I just use my Precision pedals with my FF2 stick and fly all over the place. The thud of landing gear and the crosswind landings are a blast with some feedback!

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I would tend to avoid FF, I have had joysticks & wheels with FF and always ended up turning it off. There again if you get one that has it at least you have the option to try it !!!!

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FF - for commercial aircraft simulator is not only not needed - it lowers the realism.Consider Cyborg 3D USB. This is a true left/right hand stick that will let you have stick in your left hand and throttle in the right - the correct configuarion for any left seat, commercial aircraft. I believe this is the ONLY stick on the market that let you do this (sad..).Michael J.

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I tried it, didn't like it, and returned it.Bob (Lecanto, Fl)AMD, Athlon XP, 1800+MSI, K7T266 XP ProPC 2100 DDR, 1024 MBXP, Home Edition Elsa GLadiac 920, GF3/64Mb andPNY, Verto nVidia TNT 2-M64/32WD, 100 MB, 7200, Ultra 100Sound Blaster, Audigy MP3+CH Prod, VPP Yoke - Sound CardCH Prod, Pedals - Sound Card

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I have a MS FF2, and I like it. It told me a lot about trimming and I have fun flying (and landing) with it.And, of course, I use it in other games: CFS is great when you feel the bullets hitting your plane, and in Need for Speed 3 it improves handling by 100%.As I said: I like it.Just my 2 cent.Danny

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Paul, do you notice any performance hit with the forcefeedback enabled?Thanks,Robbie

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RobbieNo performance hit at all, it is plugged in the USB port though, which I believe is preferential.Sorry for the time lag, just came in from work :-)Best RegardsPaul Manton

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