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trekvana
11-14-2007, 10:08 PM
hey guys do any of you use the logitech attack 3 or extreme 3d pro? i was thinking of picking up a new joystick and these are fairly cheap but there are many mixed reviews about them. anybody here have any experience with them?

Bearcat99
11-15-2007, 07:40 AM
I would say stay away from Logitech.. too flimsy... if money is an issue then try the Saitek reconditioned site (http://saitekusa.stores.yahoo.net/recprod.html). The sticks are decent... and much less expensive.. try not to buy a stick worth less than $40 retail.. (If you can get it reconditioned for $14 great... ) If you buy a really cheap stick you will only be buying another in a few months..

trekvana
11-15-2007, 06:29 PM
has anyone ever used the saitek aviator? that one looks pretty good

Sillius_Sodus
11-15-2007, 10:43 PM
trekvana,

The avi8tor is a decent stick for the price. It's a little weird to have the throttles on the front and there aren't too many buttons on the stick but there are more than enough on the base. Pretty good value for your money.

Good hunting,
Sillius_Sodus

LEXX_Luthor
11-15-2007, 11:18 PM
Bear::
try not to buy a stick worth less than $40 retail.. (If you can get it reconditioned for $14 great... ) If you buy a really cheap stick you will only be buying another in a few months..

FB = Forget Bear http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Here's a stock poast that I copy-n-paste in J threads (copy-pasting your own poasts is a great way to attain high SUPER poast count status).

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Look at the Saitek Cyborg Graphite -- S.C.G. http://content.vcommerce.com/products/11/4759011/main-150.jpg

It seems to be out of stock at the GoGamers but advance google saitek cyborg graphite

GoGamer~> http://www.gogamer.com/Saitek-Cyborg-Graphite-Joystick-...444873VVviewprod.htm (http://www.gogamer.com/Saitek-Cyborg-Graphite-Joystick-Saitek_stcVVproductId4759011VVcatId444873VVviewpro d.htm)

When I got into simming several years ago, I found a few at The WalMarts for about 20 dollars each.



(0) SCG is a true World War Two combat flight sim stick; rugged and simple. Built like a LaGG. I prefer the keyboard as a model for pilot/cockpit interface until somebody makes a flight sim keyboard that physically models a cockpit panel to replace the computer keyboard while simming. The common Pro Simmer joysticks, with a thousand buttons on the stick and base, seem more fitting for the SuperHUD jet fighter and Space-Fighter sims.

(1) Largest common gaming joystick made.

(2) Giant titan sized base. Very heavy, stable on the table.

(3) Largest stick top throw distance of any joystick -- 6 inches -- compare with all others.

(4) Largest hat switch of any joystick made today -- compare with others. However, the diagonals don't work well for me, so I use it as a 4-way and not 8-way hat switch.

(5) Largest throttle of any joystick made, and smooth working.

(6) Only three stick top buttons but they are HUGE and offer great feedback click and feel.

(7) USB stick. Plug into computer and fly, configure in Windows if needed. No software comes with the stick, at least in my purchase.

(8) Extremely rugged with huge handgrip, large trigger, and strong feel (see below). I'm still banging away at the original stick I purchased several years ago. The only maintenence required is dusting every year or so. I have not yet opened a backup joystick I purchased.

(9) Affordable. GoGamer wants 13$ -- if they currently had it in stock. Try the WalMarts if you must. You can only lose a few dollars trying it.


Problems...

(1) As far as I know, the SCG is available in store shelves only at The WalMarts, where I generally try not to shop.


This was my first joystick getting into The Sims a few years ago with Oleg's FB, because it looked like an inexpensive starter joystick. I eventually looked to upgrade to a popular or mainstream, and more expensive "Pro Simmer" joystick, but when I was in CompUSA and testing the feel of the common joysticks, they all had limited travel and all felt like a limp handshake or wet fish after having used the SCG for so long. I still use the SCG today.