Summary: I have been using these sticks since 2007 when I moved from console gaming to PC gaming. I wasnt very experienced with PCs except for some classes I had taken in high school. That means my fingers didnt work well enough on the keyboard to be competitive in FPS games. Enter the Logitech Extreme 3D Pro. I dont use it for flight sims; I use it for FPS gaming. I use it with my left hand for movement and other functions such as reload, sprint, crouch, etc.
Real world pilot feeling the "all in one solution"
13 November 2013
Summary: I am a real world pilot, I like to fly the planes. This joystick is "All in one = Rudder, Throttle and Stick" solution. It gives me power in my hand which controls all the primary and some secondary features without jumping to the 'Cockpit'. I can do hours of Pattern (circuit flying) or a Navigation from (Paris to Brussels or Frankfurt to Amsterdam). All good with the Logitech Magic Stick in my hand for a very reasonable price.
Summary: I read that this one loses his center quickly, I dunno.... maybe they talk about some other joystick? I have this one for, believe it or not, 4 yrs ! Still work, still playable, center is not like when it was new (but which one is, right?) in fact.... I want to replace him right now (that's the only reason I'm stumble on this page, cuz I'm looking for new one) with the very same one.
Summary: This joystick might be an affordable buy, while you may study at home for an aircraft license. Or you can use it for hardcore realism dogfights and I bet it can work well with newer simulator games. or just casual flying The button placements are placed perfectly compared to other styles in the past, with a much more comfortable grip then the previous serious that was once mine.