Summary: If you need a simple "analog" joystick look no further, this is the one. The model hasn't been changed in years and there's a good reason for that; it's hard to improve. Sturdy, reliable, with a nice weight to it, and excellent driver that allows you to configure it together with other (CHP) controllers.
Summary: I chose this because I wanted to upgrade from a simple joystick. I feel as though Saitek should include a pictured diagram of all of the buttons and their use (esp. the slider use). I would recommend to anyone who is a serious sim pilot.
Summary: I am a casual gamer/ flight sim enthusiast. This stick worked well for me and was easy to set up. It is obviously a very well made product with smooth action and crisp buttons. I look forward to purchasing their throttle lever and maybe even their peddles. I think CH's quality cant be beat.
Summary: The feel and movement CH Products Flightstick is clunky and unrealistic. The joystick has a pronounced center detent. The force required to move out of the detent is much higher than the subsequent resistance -- making smooth, small movements near center impossible. In real aircraft the control forces change smoothly and continuously from stop to stop, fore and aft, left and right -- there is no detent or dead spot in the middle.
Nicholas K. Jones "Nikolai Carpathia Zabukovic", Amazon
27 September 2013
Summary: I recommend it to anyone who plans to use a flightstick but doesn't need a ton of buttons. The only true complaint I have about it is that the base is pretty light. You'll need to fix it to whatever surface you have it on or the scooting will drive you nuts!