Excerpt: It's just fabulous. 16 buttons not including the hat switch and the slider. In games you can often bind all 12 of the base buttons. If you can't you can use the wonderful T.A.R.G.E.T software to do so many things! The base itself doesn't slide around on my desk when I use this. It's the first flight stick (and I've spent some money on some) that I didn't feel I had to adjust the stick itself. Has the perfect amount of resistance.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Setup, Feels Great, Improved Game Play
Excerpt: This is truly a plug & play device. We first bought a different brand & every button had to be programmed. This one also has great control. The other one was too sensitive & more time was spent crashing than flying planes in the simulator game. The only con was it was sold out everywhere locally. But, my online order came quickly.
I was flying FAR better than I ever did with an Xbox one/ PS3 ...
Janet Radford, Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: As others have stated, this stick is VERY accurate. I haven't used a flightstick since the Jane combat and flight simulator games for windows 95. However, setting this thing up with my left hand, and booting up Elite Dangerous, I was flying FAR better than I ever did with an Xbox one/ PS3 controller or even Mouse and Keyboard. This thing allows perfect shots and you can easily keep a bead on your target.
Summary: Using two of these for Elite Dangerous. The accuracy improvement helps quite a bit (skip those interdictions!). I was previously using an XBox 360 USB controller. Three axes per stick and plenty of buttons available. Springs are just the right tension for my liking. Throttle doesn't have much travel but i don't use the throttle all that much.
Solid joystick, so close to great but for the buttons
8 October 2014
Summary: The joystick itself is very nice and precise, with good tension and feel. As another reviewer noted, rotating the palm rest 90d CCW, and swapping out the thumb rest makes is much more comfortable. The throttle is ok, though the throw is short and the location not great for "HOTAS". The mapping software from TM seems quite good though I have just scratched the surface of it.
Excerpt: This stick provided a lot of entertainment as it enhanced many of my games and renewed my interest in flight games. The movements are precise and accurate and all the buttons work without issue. I definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a reliable joystick.
Excerpt: I really appreciate it after my last joystick -- I bought it to replace a Logitech, the stick of which was at a horrible uncomfortable angle, and some buttons stopped working, to boot! It's reversible to be left/right handed by swapping some parts out, or you can do what I did and remove the thumb-rest from the side, and make it neutral. Additionally, it has a potentially annoying hand-rest, but if you rotate it to face the front, it gets mostly out of your way.
Summary: I bought this for Elite Dangerous and it works perfectly. I paired this with the CH Pro Throttle and it is by far the best setup I've used. The setup for Elite Dangerous was a snap and I was piloting away in no time. You could probably get away with only this joystick, but you would be missing a lot of functionality without the dedicated throttle.
Summary: Bought this specifically to re-play Freespace II, wow, this stick is so not like the stick I used years ago. The slightest touch will activate it. The only thing I have a love/hate relationship with is that the green part at the base of the stick lights up each and every time you touch the stick, sure it shows you how sensitive it is, but at the cost of constant green light turning on and off again...kind of annoying.