Excerpt: The good: No dead zone like my other two sticks (Extreme 3D Pro and X52), easy to use right out of the box, heavy weighted base keeps it from slipping around, very precise in movement-to-targeting (less chance to oversteer).The bad: Stick length is a little short, so my (average size) hand feels a little cramped, but I'm getting used to it the more I use the stick. Lack of buttons. Not very ergonomic due to fitting the ambidextrous gap in stick manufacturers.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Setup, Heavy Base, Improved Game Play, No Dead Zone, Very Precise
Cons: Lack Of Buttons, Not Ergonomic, Poor Throttle Design, Short Stick Length
Summary: This worked right away on my macbook pro (mid 2010). I simply had to assign the button keys to my choosing. There is no pre-defined definition for this joystick but there the basics (pitch, roll .yah) are built in. Just define (or redefine) the buttons on the thrustmaser t-160000m pamphlet.
Excerpt: I have used the joystic for 1 week now to play some of my favorite old x-wing/tie-fighter games recently re-released by GOG. This stick is more than I need for these games. I love the comfort and feel and response even on these older games.
Excerpt: Product has virtually no deadzone and great overall build quality. I would have preferred more buttons on the stick, rather than the ones on the base. The ambidextrous nature makes it an excellent stick for dual stick configurations and the only stick with better overall accuracy is the Thrustmaster warthog.
Pros: Ambidextrous, Good build quality, No Deadzone, Preciseaccurate, Value
Excerpt: This is one solid stick, couple this with a good throttle and you will not be sorry! This replaced an aging x-52 that was developing dead zones, pretty happy so far! Works great in Star Citizen.
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
3 January 2015
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.
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.