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XyZspineZyX
11-03-2003, 04:32 AM
Hi guys. I'm thinking of upgrading my flight controller in the near future. I've seen a lot of discussion on the forum lately about people wanting to get a new joystick. Saiteks X-45, MSFF2, and CH products seem to come up a lot, although the latter's price range seems a bit steep. At present I use a MS Sidewinder Pro and I am thinking of going with a MSFF2. Some people have also mentioned using this stick in combination with the X-45 throttle because of it's programmable features.

I've recently come across the Belkin Nostromo N50 Speed Pad. It's fairly compact and has ten keys and a throttle with the possibility of 56+ programmable functions. It's also relatively inexpensive. I believe it was originally designed for 3D shooter games, but can also be used for flight sim games. The only drawback is, it doesn't look like an aircraft throttle. Has anyone used this device or have any more information on it? Good, Bad, Indifferent? I've thought about using the N50 in combination with the MSFF2 as well as an IR Tracker. Any constructive input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your help.

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XyZspineZyX
11-03-2003, 04:32 AM
Hi guys. I'm thinking of upgrading my flight controller in the near future. I've seen a lot of discussion on the forum lately about people wanting to get a new joystick. Saiteks X-45, MSFF2, and CH products seem to come up a lot, although the latter's price range seems a bit steep. At present I use a MS Sidewinder Pro and I am thinking of going with a MSFF2. Some people have also mentioned using this stick in combination with the X-45 throttle because of it's programmable features.

I've recently come across the Belkin Nostromo N50 Speed Pad. It's fairly compact and has ten keys and a throttle with the possibility of 56+ programmable functions. It's also relatively inexpensive. I believe it was originally designed for 3D shooter games, but can also be used for flight sim games. The only drawback is, it doesn't look like an aircraft throttle. Has anyone used this device or have any more information on it? Good, Bad, Indifferent? I've thought about using the N50 in combination with the MSFF2 as well as an IR Tracker. Any constructive input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your help.

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Man will never truly be free until the last politician has been strangled with the entrails of the last priest. "Voltaire"

XyZspineZyX
11-03-2003, 05:11 AM
Yes, I like mine...Be sure to get the new drivers from Belkin...The old drivers didn't work as well with the shift buttons.

I wis it had 3 extra buttons for the shifting...one ends up using 3 of the regular keyboard buttons on the nostromo for shifting modes...It would also be nice to have a couple more buttons by the thumb...I'm always short of buttons...I don't know why they don't design something better.

XyZspineZyX
11-03-2003, 05:15 AM
Nostrodomous controller? Is that the one that predicts your moves in advance? Isn't that a cheat?

XyZspineZyX
11-03-2003, 06:11 AM
Nostromo......... that's the one where the Alien attacks, and no one can hear you scream when you get shot down.........

XyZspineZyX
11-03-2003, 06:13 AM
LMAO knight

On the serious note...Nostromo game pad is there cheapers throttle there is and it works /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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adlabs6
11-03-2003, 08:43 AM
I used the Nostromo SpeedPad for the first year I had IL2, and loved it. I have the profile I built avaliable for download at my webpage link in my sig.

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XyZspineZyX
11-03-2003, 11:34 AM
knightflyte wrote:
- Nostromo......... that's the one where the Alien
- attacks, and no one can hear you scream when you get
- shot down.........
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Actually, with the current sound set up, everyone within 10 klicks hears you final moments of terror before you get it in the swede from the Alien's inner striking jaws /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif


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XyZspineZyX
11-03-2003, 12:28 PM
Yeah, I've had experience.. It's really good.. In fact it's my favourite!

Buy it here for $4.95

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000051WY5/102-2997612-2714565?v=glance

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