Some great points and some OK ones, over all the best available
Benjamin J. Garner, Amazon
22 October 2015
Summary: PROS: -The Hall-effect sensors in the base are both precise and accurate. -The annoying green LEDs in the base that come on when you move the joystick are easy to disable via desoldering a single wire from the PCB.
Summary: It's a great Joystick, very responsive, but the bright green LED light that shines up at you from around the sick every time you move it..... is annoying, especially in a low lit room. Break out the black tape.....
Summary: Advertising it as a 16 button stick is a little of a stretch, because the same-side hand buttons are very inconvenient to use (the right side buttons for right handers). I use them for infrequent commands; like retracting landing gear.
Summary: I bought this stick as a replacement for my aging Microsoft Sidewinder 3D Pro and it fills the job wonderfully. Pros: -Insanely accurate X and Y axes, no physical deadzone on either, yet the stick perfectly centers itself every time.
Summary: The stick: Very impressed with the operation of the stick. It is smooth. I use it to play on line with an old game called "Descent". Once set up in control panel (Win XP) the game found the stick and it set up fine. Given the game was first introduced in the mid 90's that was a concern.
Summary: Picked this up for playing Elite: Dangerous. Haven't had a game that effectively used a joystick for a long time. Construction seems solid. The lighting up with input is kind of annoying, but survivable. Lots of buttons are a definite plus.
Summary: I use this with a 27" iMac for several flight simulators (X-Plane 10, etc.). It's been easy to use and configure. There are no drivers required or needed for Mac use. I took away 1 star because I needed to increase the base's stability by placing a sorbothane pad under it (perhaps I don't know my...
Summary: pros: It has good tension all around. It returns to center very well, which is very important for highly maneuverable fighters or a sensitive autopilot. It's very sensitive with little deadzone. I can make small adjustments where the stick is barely moving. Rudder works and feels good.