Summary: I purchased this item for someone else. Unfortunately, recipient no longer wants this item as he already has one. Nevertheless, the item was delivered in a timely manner in very good condition.
Fun, when the cable isn't falling out of the throttle base
13 December 2013
Summary: I sure wish they didnt use the outdated s-video connections for the joystick to throttle. the connection is shotty and loose, causing the joystick to lose power intermittently in the middle of a flight. why they didn't use serial or usb connections or hardwire them is beyond me. otherwise, fun flight stick and gets the job done.
Summary: warning to those bundling this item with items that support rush processing, you do not get what you pay for! I bought this in conjunction with a new cpu and mobo, requested rush processing. item was purchased yesterday, when i asked customer support what the deal was the response i got was " sorry but that warehouse doesnt support rush processing, you may possibly get it by next week" when my reply was " i would hope so since i paid for rush processing and three day...
Summary: Nice set up. "Feels" durable and sturdy. No issues with Windows 7. Used on CFS3, IL-46, IL-46 Cliffs of Dover, FSX, DCS Black Shark, Wings over Vietnam and Wings of Prey. No issues on any of these applications. Loved that you can adjust the throttle friction. The durability is my issue with this HOTAS system. The first one I purchased worked for about 3 months. I noticed the lights would flicker on and off on the joystick.
Summary: This would make a great unit if only it had complete and accurate instructions, no game presets, no support they wont reply to any questions. The support forum does not allow you to post any new questions as they have closed it down for any new post so if it's about anything new forget it your on your own. I would not buy it again knowing this even thou the unit appears to be fairly well made.
Summary: Best stick I've owned, but looking forward to an upgrade.
Pros: Excellent joystick and throttle feel Lots of buttons Easily programmable Very comfortable
Cons: Breaks. I've had minor problems all the time with this stick. Both of the POV hats have a broken directional buttons. I also can no longer select "Mode 2" at all, so I have 1/3 less buttons altogether.