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Which Joystick or Yoke is best for FSX

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Hi all,

 

May I know which one is best for commercial aircraft.Boeing and Airbus? I only fly that

 

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I use the Extreme 3d pro from logitech, I got it from Tiger Direct for 25 bucks,it works like a charm and is fully compatiable FSX and FS9. Cheap, affordable and works great! I'm using it until I have enough saved up to buy a real yoke,throttle and pedal set.

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it sounds good .so what is difference between Extreme 3d pro and Force 3D from Logitech too? which are suitable to use for Commerical aircraft?

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I think they are the same,with maybe some subtle differences. But it works great with every aircraft I have used. If you fly airbuses you will feel the difference in the control. FS9 and FSX automatically detects it when plug it in, is what I liked about it,and you can map all keys within FSX and FS9. The keys are already mapped I just changed some of mine around to fit my preference. The best money I spent as far as hardware for a game. It also works great for other games you might play on P.C. Believe me, I know how it can be not to have stick! I worked with motionjoy for PS3 stick for FS for 2 years and when I bought the stick it made enjoy FS even better!

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oh.but I have seen Force 3D has force feedback. but Extreme 3D PRO didn't have. What do you think about that?

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There's no realistic force feedback. Make it a question of price or a matter of taste (FF a tad more on the arcade side).

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Feedback wasn't really a concern when I was looking for a stick,price was lol!

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Oh.really good. But I don't know want to buy yoke or Extreme 3D ? because I buy for Training Commerical aircraft only.

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Airbus are flown with sticks...Boeings are flown with yokes. The best sim yokes are the higher end type (made by such companies as PFC, and others like them) and will cost you probably $500-$1,500. Anything by Logitech, Saitek, CH, etc are all going to pale in comparison and feel very "cheap".

 

But, honestly, most of us (myself included) choose to go the "cheap" route even though they are not the best.

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Might be helpful to narrow it down if you mention a price range you are willing to spend.

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For Airbus I hear many recommend Logitech Attack 3/Extreme 3D Pro that resembles closer to the real feeling. I myself use Logitech Attack 3, E 3D pro and Saitek (cannot remember the model), Logitech one wins big time for me :).

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Oh, for a regular common yoke I use Saitek Yoke, good enough for me...

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Weeeell... I have flown the NGX with a Saitex yoke and I fly regularly with my Hotas Warthog stick and I can tell you the difference was night and day! I wouldn't even entertain any of the plastic yokes above my Warty, no matter what. Now if an alloy yoke came onto the market, with the same build quality as my Warty and offered the 32 switch functions at my finger tips, then I might consider the change.

 

BTW, I'm not really bothered that it isn't 'realistic' to fly the NGX with a stick, it's only like flying the Airbus with a yoke... what's the difference? Unless of course I could afford to buy an alloy yoke in addition to my Warty... and that ain't gonna happen!

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Oh.it sounds good. I have seen Thrustmaster T.Flight Hotas X and Saitek X52 or pro and Extreme 3D pro. Which one is best for fly with Commerical Airliner in FSX?

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Oh, one more thing, I read somewhere that you may want to go for the Logitech attack 3 instead of the Extreme 3D Pro (the one you can twist the stick for rudder function), instead use a separate rudder (the like Saitek or CH). When I use the 3D Pro when I move the stick, there is a tendency for me to twist the stick a bit (may be only me anyway)...The Hotas has very good review and I recall that their parts are well built (even metal material or something right?), a bit pricy for me though, but I think it worths the extra :)

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