I'm looking to get a new Joystick, but for various reasons I don't want to spend more than $40. I have my eye on a Logitech Extreme 3D Pro, but if anyone knows of better joysticks I'd love to hear of them!
I put it in front of the keyboard, and use the hat switch(4 points of it, it has 8.. but the rest I disable) to select my guns/missiles, things like communication I reach over and use the keyboard. Also, the device is pretty large, and the throttle and joystick are wide enough apart, what made the difference for buying this one instead of those things with a finger-controlled throttle somewhere on the base. The technology it uses is more like the CH flightstick, including the weird "rectangular hole" at the joystick base, that everybody thinks would get in the way, but you never notice it while gaming.Yes but the Thrustmaster HOTAS X (my brother actually had one) you can at least separate the joystick and throttle to either side of the keyboard so the keyboard isn't in the way, or you don't have to move far from your monitor (if you have a giant monitor, that might not matter so much). Still the HOTAS X uses potentiometers.. it too now won't center. So I really wouldn't recommend that.