Pielstick Posted August 25, 2011 Share Posted August 25, 2011 I know there's a few guys here who like me, are flight simmers who travel a lot. One of the problems for me has always been finding a suitable joystick (i.e. one which has a throttle and rudder control) which can be packed away for travelling. After years of faffing around with various joysticks I think I may have found the ideal one for a travelling flight simmer: The Saitek Cyborg FLY5: http://cyborggaming.com/prod/v5stick.htm Video overview here showing the features: What makes this ideal for a travelling flight simmer? The handle can be detached and the base can be folded away. Bloody brilliant for getting it crammed into a bag with all the other stuff I have to cart around from ship to ship. It's a Saitek, which people seem to love or hate. I think they're good, over the years having owned the X-45, X-52, X-52 Pro as well as their flight yoke and rudder pedals. They're not Thrustmaster quality, but then again they're not Thrustmaster price either The stick itself is pretty good to use, the spring centering is very positive. Stick forces are just about right too. The twist action - although not as good as seperate rudder pedals - is among the best I've ever seen on a joystick. Very smooth, centres perfectly and again the force is just about right. There are two throttle controls which can be worked independantly or locked together. Once again the throttle movement is very smooth and just the right amount of resistance. Like a lot of the other Saitek stuff the stick can be adjusted to suit your hand. Only one directional switch, 8-way. Well worth a look if you're a flight simmer who has to travel a lot. It can be had for £30 online... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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