Excerpt: After much research we found that this was the best rated joystick in our price range. B&H has always carried the best stuff so that clinched it. So far so good for the flight simulator. Perfect! Turns out it can map to other games and programs providing endless possibilities. The best joystick I have ever used in my 46 years.
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.