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That's quite fancy, would probably be a lot of fun to play games like Battlezone VR, but is there a real use for this since most flight sims have been sunset years ago?
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That's quite fancy, would probably be a lot of fun to play games like Battlezone VR, but is there a real use for this since most flight sims have been sunset years ago?
Elite Dangeous, Star Citizen, to name a few. This is one of the sought after HOTAS controllers, still too expensive for me.
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Elite Dangeous, Star Citizen, to name a few. This is one of the sought after HOTAS controllers, still too expensive for me.
ah, space shooters, of course. This could make an ultimate elite dangerous VR simulator with a cockpit style chair. Nice that high end accessories like this still gets made, just not for me.
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Dat Joystick. Mmmmm
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With a name like Thrustmaster it's gotta be good. also, obligatory "that was my nickname in college"
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With a name like Thrustmaster it's gotta be good. also, obligatory "that was my nickname in college"
Not sure if this is helpful to add any value to this deal.
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I'll try to stick to professional comments like "dat joystick mmmmm"
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I was able to pick up this combo during the last $340 deal from Dell.

Been using it flawlessly for X11, DCS, and Elite Dangerous. I absolutely love this combo (added some cheaper Thrustmaster pedals) for Elite Dangerous - so many buttons... but you will end up using them all. There's very little interaction with keyboard and it will convert over to a future VR setup nicely.

The key mapping software that is included is extremely flexible and you can obtain your desired button / function layout in no time (TM provides pre-defined map files for the popular games that are HOTAS friendly).

The build quality is also amazing. The stick and throttle quadrant are heavy as bricks and won't move during use. Make sure to pick up a USB hub as a standard setup (Stick, throttle, and rudder) will eat 3x USB ports by themselves.
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I've heard this stick is too stiff
to use for casuals ( not a joke, being serious). The sensitivity is very low because it's a copy of the actual stick used in the aircraft. Is this good for vr sim?
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I've dropped a lot of money on video games. A LOT. And I still find it hard to justify a $350 joystick. Given, I'm not racing/flying sim-centric, but for a fanatic of those genres this is probably one of the best on the market, and for about $100 cheaper than Amazons standard price.

If you aren't mainly a sim player, a $100 - $150 joystick will be really good and last you quite a while.
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Lol. That's a terrible name for a product
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I've heard this stick is too stiff
to use for casuals ( not a joke, being serious). The sensitivity is very low because it's a copy of the actual stick used in the aircraft. Is this good for vr sim?
Ah yes, Thrust master's casual stiff stick with low sensitivity. Sure, you were being serious.
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I've heard this stick is too stiff
to use for casuals ( not a joke, being serious). The sensitivity is very low because it's a copy of the actual stick used in the aircraft. Is this good for vr sim?
There is a standard process of moving some springs remove the stiffness. I did this just this week to mine and took about 15 minutes. The stiffness then becomes a light touch while still being able to easily determine center. Works great.

Incredible stick for VR. This is what I use mine for DCS (fast movers and helis), X-Plane 11 (with fly-inside), Elite Dangerous, etc. Pair this with pedals (CH Pedals for example) and it is an incredible VR machine.

I also took a Logitech Extreme 3D Pro ($25 refurb), removed all springs, and mounted it to the left of the seat for a helicopter collective. Works like a dream.
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Agreed. Old joke and he is lame.
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