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Flight Sim Joystick
10-30-2013, 08:08 AM
Post: #11
(10-30-2013 07:57 AM)Shumway Wrote:  What kind of joystick are you looking for?

Commercial aircraft?
GA aircraft? Single or multi engine?
Single engine fighter?
Twin engine fighter?

I am currently using CH Flight Yoke, CH Throttle Quadrant & CH Pro Pedals for flying commercial & GA aircraft on FS2004 - Bought them all about 5 to 8 years ago, total cost for all three items was probably about RM2500. To get them now most likely have to order from the shop. They are supplied by New Era Distributors in KL. Not sure they still exist.

I am currently using CH Fighterstick & CH Pro Throttle to fly Falcon 4.0 - both items came to about RM1800 I think, also bought them about 5 to 8 years ago.

So basically what type of "joystick" are you looking for? What you flying?

Nothing in particular just something for beginners and affordable.
I am looking forward to flying commercial acft.

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11-05-2013, 04:05 PM
Post: #12
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Nothing in particular just something for beginners and affordable.
I am looking forward to flying commercial acft.
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For commercial aircraft you'll most likely want a control yoke, that leaves only CH & Saitek brands... not all that cheap, I think it'll be in the RM500+++ range... do a Google on it.
To buy I you might have to go to Subang Parade IT center, the shop at the lowest floor which sells original games. They can order for you. I bought mine through them.
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11-06-2013, 02:10 AM
Post: #13
There's always Ebay, got my X52 and rudder pedals from it.
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11-06-2013, 08:22 AM
Post: #14
thank you guys!

One more question. which is better Flight Simulator X or Xplane?
Are there any huge differences between the two of them?

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11-06-2013, 10:42 AM
Post: #15
I've never tried Xplane but judging from reviews and comparisons, the flight dynamics is better than FSX. Helo's are better simulated. Xplane seems to be targeted more at those who like to experiment with planes. It's got a plane maker feature. However using Xplane means missing out on the better graphics and addons in FSX. But the simulator at my uni switched from Microsoft ESP (commercial version of FSX) to Xplane this year so it must have some merit.

I think FSX is good to those who want the whole package ie nice scenery, better addons, ATC and good weather. More people use FSX than Xplane eventho it's a bit more of a game than a simulator.
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11-06-2013, 01:23 PM
Post: #16
(11-06-2013 10:42 AM)Little Birdie Wrote:  I've never tried Xplane but judging from reviews and comparisons, the flight dynamics is better than FSX. Helo's are better simulated. Xplane seems to be targeted more at those who like to experiment with planes. It's got a plane maker feature. However using Xplane means missing out on the better graphics and addons in FSX. But the simulator at my uni switched from Microsoft ESP (commercial version of FSX) to Xplane this year so it must have some merit.

I think FSX is good to those who want the whole package ie nice scenery, better addons, ATC and good weather. More people use FSX than Xplane eventho it's a bit more of a game than a simulator.

I see. thanks for the info man!

You have simulators in your uni?
which uni are you studying at?

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11-06-2013, 04:56 PM
Post: #17
(11-06-2013 01:23 PM)Light-speed Wrote:  
(11-06-2013 10:42 AM)Little Birdie Wrote:  I've never tried Xplane but judging from reviews and comparisons, the flight dynamics is better than FSX. Helo's are better simulated. Xplane seems to be targeted more at those who like to experiment with planes. It's got a plane maker feature. However using Xplane means missing out on the better graphics and addons in FSX. But the simulator at my uni switched from Microsoft ESP (commercial version of FSX) to Xplane this year so it must have some merit.

I think FSX is good to those who want the whole package ie nice scenery, better addons, ATC and good weather. More people use FSX than Xplane eventho it's a bit more of a game than a simulator.

I see. thanks for the info man!

You have simulators in your uni?
which uni are you studying at?

I studied at Uni of Southampton UK. Finished my degree already lol.

It's just a generic, loosely based on the A320, fixed simulator with projectors, nothing special.
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11-08-2013, 03:15 PM
Post: #18
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I studied at Uni of Southampton UK. Finished my degree already lol.

It's just a generic, loosely based on the A320, fixed simulator with projectors, nothing special.
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I see. Very interesting Smile. COngrats on your graduation!
Anyway thank you so much for the info that you have share.

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