Thrustmaster's Latest Joystick Will Clean Out Your Paypal Account

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s3th

I currently work on the a-10 in the air force, badass jet I must say and the throttle and joystick are pretty similar to the real cockpit.

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ShockerX

Me want! :O I love the A10 thunderbolts II. Awesome plane! 500$ is a steep price, but I guess I'll save up so Saitak X52 Pro can be placed under reserved and the Hotas Warthog to be commissioned :)

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MrGeek

OMG!

 

These 2 would rock with this baby!  Oh yeah... flight sim enthusiast here!  Microsoft Flight Sim Combat will also rock.  Even UBI WW2 flight sims - Sturmovik series.  Time to reinstall!

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NayusDante

This would be nice for the new Mechwarrior, but there's not much now. We need another 90s-era of mechs and space combat before there's a viable PC joystick market again.

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Jox

What we need is hardware manufacturers who don't let their products rot in "no driver support" limbo.  Thrustmaster has an annoying habit of not updating their drivers when a new OS comes out.  If I'm expected to shell out that kind of money for their hardware, then I damn well expect them to support it for a few years.

-Jox

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Keith E. Whisman

Are there any new jet flight sims coming out that will take advantage of this bad ass joystick? 

I have to admit that when I was a kid I was drawn to computers because of the technology and the games. The first time I tried out MS Flight Simulator it came with a space shuttle simulator as well, I was in it for the long haul then. You see I was in love with computers and when I first started playing with flight sims I married my computer long before I was of legal age to do so.

If you can successfully fly a Cessna in MSFS then you have a really good chance of being successful in a real Cessna cockpit and that is what I learned as I worked on getting my Single Engine Land Private Pilot License. 

Right now flight sims seem to have died away or got dumbed down to please console gamers, when will flight sims return to the PC? If flight sims don't start hitting shelves soon, this new joystick will be a waste of time and money for the investors and for those that purchase these things. 

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Caboose

"If you can successfully fly a Cessna in MSFS then you have a really good chance of being successful in a real Cessna cockpit and that is what I learned as I worked on getting my Single Engine Land Private Pilot License."

That really irks me about MS Flight Sim. You get these keyboard Captains that thing that just because they've logged thousands of hours in FlightSim, they can jump in to the real thing and they're good to go. You may know which instrument does what, but actually controlling the real thing is completely different than a flight simulator. Even with force feedback.

I will agree that it can help a little (simulators are used all the time for training) but giving you a good chance at being a successful pilot IRL... I don't think so.

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