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Was thinking about plunging into the Aerosoft Airbus realm but I have a quick question.  I have the Saitek/Logitech gear as my primary inputs for simming (yoke, throttle, rudder pedals, radios, etc...).  Will these work with the Airbus aircraft?  If I absolutely have to, I can get a joystick.  Just want to avoid blowing my budget for simming.

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I believe that a joystick is absolutely essential for airbus flying as the technique is so different from a yoke - more point and leave than say a Boeing etc with a yoke. That's a simplification of course, but the airbus with fly-by-wire is a different aeroplane altogether.

 

 

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Technically it works just fine as any 2 axis input device, it's just feel kinda wrong.

And saitek yoke don't even have FFB, so C* FBW system works just fine.

I mostly fly Boeing on my desktop with a side stick, so anyway....

I fly on stick from like 13yo, and only got feeling on a yoke like 10 years later, it did take me like half an hour to get the feeling right especially for aileron, as your hands move up/down for that rather than left/right. But after that, even if I haven't play on yoke for years, this familiar section never needed again when I got another chance to touch a yoke.

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