Which Joystick do you recommend?

By boeingfixer
Mar 18, 2002
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  1. Hey all,

    And to follow my keyboard mouse question I also may upgrade my joystick too. Currently I have the second generation MS Precision pro and am thinking about a Logitech Wingman Force feedback.

    What kind of joystick to you use and which one would you buy or buy again.

    Thanks for the imput.
  2. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,534   +92

    [​IMG]
    • Force Feedback Technology
    • Space-Saving Design
    • Twist Handle
    • Twist Handle Lock
    • Versatile Grip Handle
    • 7 Programmable Buttons
    • Rapid-Fire Trigger
    • 8-Way Hat Switch
    • High-Precision Throttle
    • Stable, Weighted Base
    • USB Port Connection
    • 2-year guarantee
    Bought this mainly because how much I have enjoyed using their other products and that it was quite a bit cheaper than the Microsoft alternative that they had in the shop at the time ;)
    Has Force Feedback and twisting handle for rudder control.
  3. Th3M1ghtyD8

    Th3M1ghtyD8 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 794

    Don't know much about joysticks, but if your after a pad, PSX pads work really well with a USB adapter. Can't remember where I bought it from though.
  4. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 1,245

    Thanks Arris,

    That's the one that is at the top of my list, Do you like it ? I favor the twist for rudder and such too....
  5. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,534   +92

    Haven't had any issues with it and the WingMan Profiler software lets you download configuration files for different games so you can set which button does what for pretty much any game. Really comfortable grip as well. I am not too sure about the throttle control though, I think a traditional stick beside the stick rather than the thumb controlled one at its base would be easier to use. As I said in my previous post, the main reason I opted for this was the cost. In comparision to a similar Microsoft stick it was about 1/3 cheaper at least :eek:

    I'm considering moving this to the Gaming forum as I think it might get more replies... What do you think Boeingfixer?
  6. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 1,245

    I agree, I realized after I posted it, I put it in the wrong catagory. I am trying to get a feel for what other people use and why, I like my logitech mouse but that doesn't mean I wouldn't switch to another brand. Stuff like that. I wanna know what other pwople want. If you could, please move it to the gaming forum...Ill watch where I post more closely next time. :)
  7. Epidemic

    Epidemic Newcomer, in training

    Logitech Wingman FFB is cool but I was *ticked off that they don't have a non FFB with all the buttons and hats of the FFB.

    Also is it Digital like the MS product or does it need calibration.
    I would pay alot for non calibration.

    (*edited by mod)
  8. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,534   +92

    Calibration

    I can't remember and I don't have access to it right now.
    I'll check when I get back to my home in the UK.
  9. Epidemic

    Epidemic Newcomer, in training

    Wow the moderators are serious here aren't they.

    Replacing "H E double hocky sticks":eek:
    and "the p word for wizz"

    Ok I will attempt to keep it absolutely clean

    But I do use some of the more benign four letter words some times. But I try to keep it in keeping with the FCC guidlines.

    Now I am ticked off that I have to use big words to define my emotions. :eek: :grinthumb
  10. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,534   +92

    Don't post garbage

    Phantasm66 give a lengthy post about how we like it at 3ds.
    Sometimes it can seem a little extreme ;)
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