Hi All. My old stick has died, and was thinking of buying a Thrustmaster T16000m as a replacement.
I live in Australia [ WA ] so would anyone know where I could by one from [ online or over the counter ] Cheers. JM.
If I were going to buy a new joy stick, which I am in the near future), I would/am purchasing this:
Its expensive but I won't have to buy another stick for quite a while.
No offense to Whiskey and his opinion....
I have a G940 and it is pure junk....totally unusable...from the trims to the rudder...not to mention the stick centering problem...Google "reversal bug", "R1 and R2"...Some folks say, if your're real good at soldering and don't mind buying a few bodnar parts...it's fixable. Mine has less than a hundred hours use...Good Luck with Logitech support...I bought this junk in Feb. of 2010...used it for about 5 months...set it on the shelf for a year...Updated firmware/software a month ago...and the problems became worse....I am now flying again after a year...Now waiting on a "used" MSFFB2 which is in transit... All I can say with the Logitech G940 is this...You don't get what you paid for...you do get a load of frustration and wasted time...
They do make a decent mouse and keyboard...
Heartily recommend T16000M .It cured me of my Logitect Extreme 3dPro fixation finally after best part of a decade!Its a compromise on that stick in most respects BUT the Hall Effect Potentiometers that make up the sensors in the X and Y (but not Z I believe) axes are sooooooooo precise ...I got mine from Amazon via german seller (Im in Ireland)but thats probably not much use to you.
@Whisky, logitech are blocking requests to that link from Australia, it seems they don't offer it here. Any chance you could put up an Amazon or similar link for it?
@jeffmorgan - I'd consider an X-52Pro as another option, Harvey Norman may stock them or order them in for you or you can get 'em online. Same for the Thrustmaster you've suggested. One online supplier I've used is http://www.pccasegear.com/inde...=index&cPath=284_953
They have the X-52 Pro and to my surprise they also sell CH Products kit which is really hard to find in Oz.
If there's any way you can harass a nearby simmer who's using one or more of your preferences to allow you to test fly, I very strongly recommend trying before buying. Joystick choice is very personal and doesn't seem to have any golden rules. For example, I and many others find the X-52 (non-pro) an excellent controller, but just as many hate it with a vengeance.
Thanks Tully. After a lot of searching sites hear in Australia with no luck,and being an ex brit, I have ordered the T16000m from www.flightstore.co.uk
With airmail postage it's costing me A$95 which i would say is not to bad, I'll have a go at Battlefield bad company 3 for a couple of weeks while I'm waiting. Cheers. JM.
I have been using a Thrustmaster T16000M for a year now. When you're flying at zero feet it's most precise. A wise choice, you won't be disappointed.
Thanks Jester, I'm looking forward to flying with it. Cheers. JM.