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Antioch

Replacement for MS Force Feedback 2

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I am looking to replace my stick - it has a very sticky handle and one button no longer works.

 

I quite fancy the Thrustmaster range up to a spend of £60[$80].

In particular the Hotas X which has an adjustable handle - I have a left-handed grandson.

 

Rgds

Antioch

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I am looking to replace my stick - it has a very sticky handle and one button no longer works.

 

I quite fancy the Thrustmaster range up to a spend of £60[$80].

In particular the Hotas X which has an adjustable handle - I have a left-handed grandson.

 

Rgds

Antioch

 

I think it's very difficult to find another joystick to replace an MS FF2! However, before you do, why not have a shot at repairing it - take a look here: http://bbs.hitechcreations.com/smf/index.php?topic=297141.15.

 

These are, apparently, replacements the hat switch buttons: http://www.mouser.co.uk/ProductDetail/Omron/B3F-3122/?qs=Pjd0UV7BHP8dd5ca38Hs9g%3d%3d. For buttons 2-8: http://www.mouser.co.uk/search/ProductDetail.aspx?R=B3F-1002virtualkey65300000virtualkey653-B3F-1002. If it's the main trigger, try: http://www.mouser.co.uk/search/ProductDetail.aspx?R=B3M-6009virtualkey65300000virtualkey653-B3M-6009.

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Hi Vortex

 

Thanks for the links but when I watched a video clip of one being taken apart I was rather put off.

 

I will keep cleaning the FF2 before each use and watch out on eBay.

Have not seen a new one for a year or so.

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If you're just looking for another joystick that supports force feedback along with multiple programmable buttons and HAT switches, I use a Logitech WingMan Strike Force 3.0 with Force Feedback. I just looked on Amazon, and they have several vendors with used ones that include condition ratings like "Like New", Very Good," "Good." Prices I saw ranged from about $25 to $40.

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Sorry for not replying earlier - I thought this thread had died - and I dont seem to get notifications when somebody does reply.

Thanks for the info - that model is in my list of possibles.

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Antioch...after my post, my Logitech Wingman Strikeforce joystick started failing to work properly and my daughter bought me the HOTAS X for Christmas. I love it. The HOTAS X does not have a force feedback vibrator, but I don't miss the force feedback mechanism at all since that is only for taxiing.

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Unfortunately, personally I can't find a decent replacement for my MSFF2. There's another post I did just below yours about VKB. That might be a quality alternative, if you can live without FF.

I'm not sure I'd want that TQ from the Warthog.

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Hi Simon

Sorru for very late reply.

Well it is said you pay for quality - bit beyond my reach though.


 

 


my daughter bought me the HOTAS X for Christmas.

 

Hi David

Sorry for such a late response - I am still not getting any email notifications - must have the wrong boxes ticked.

One of my daughters also bought me the TM Hotas X for Xmas.

At the moment I am having problems with the throttle calibration - not found anything yet in these forums about this not too uncommon problem. I was wondering if you had the same???

I shall have another try later today.

 

I am running FS2002 at the moment and want to get used to the new computer[built Nov 2016] before I install the Steam version of FSX.

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Hi Simon

Sorru for very late reply.

Well it is said you pay for quality - bit beyond my reach though.

Some say that VKB make exceptionally good controllers for the money. So maybe think about the Gladiator for $85. It should be better than other joysticks like TM or Logitech. I dislike the WH-Joystick for it's poor quality build.

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These sticks are currently unavailable in the UK and most of the retailers in Europe.

I will give it some consideration should the TM prove to be unconfigurable.

 

I shall probably start a new thread if I have further problems as this thread is marked solved.

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