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SsSsSsSsSnake
11-22-2009, 12:04 PM
I want to equip myself with all i need to play the sim in a realistic controll way, what do I buy,is the yoke system what i need?im in the uk so if you know any good suppliers please advise
thanks what about these http://www.transair.co.uk/prod...ID=2&Product_ID=1196 (http://www.transair.co.uk/product4.asp?SID=2&Product_ID=1196)
sssssssssssanke

SsSsSsSsSnake
11-22-2009, 12:04 PM
I want to equip myself with all i need to play the sim in a realistic controll way, what do I buy,is the yoke system what i need?im in the uk so if you know any good suppliers please advise
thanks what about these http://www.transair.co.uk/prod...ID=2&Product_ID=1196 (http://www.transair.co.uk/product4.asp?SID=2&Product_ID=1196)
sssssssssssanke

VMF-214_HaVoK
11-22-2009, 12:45 PM
I use the CH Fighterstick, CH Pro Throttle, and CH Pro Pedals. I definitely recommend them. Top of the line gear. Unmatched quality.

S!

TheGrunch
11-22-2009, 01:21 PM
I've just ordered some Simpeds (http://www.dhs-electronic.de/), they're only 20 more than the CH pedals now (155, about 140) with postage to the UK. Admittedly they don't have toe-brakes, but the majority of reviews I've seen describe them as a lot less clunky around the centre than the CH pedals, which was my main problem with the CH ones. Looking forward to finding out whether that's true in a day or two! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
If you're looking for a yoke, though, the CH Eclipse is by all accounts fantastic, aesthetic considerations aside. I've heard that the standard CH Yoke is a bit sticky, and that the centre detent is a bit off-putting, but I don't have any personal experience of this, and I haven't heard many good things about the Saitek yoke, either. Apparently it has bad centering problems.

JG52Uther
11-22-2009, 01:28 PM
I would suggest the fighterstick and the pedals from this list.Cheapest price I have found in the UK,but I have never used this store.
http://www.gameseek.co.uk/stores/CH-Products/

baronWastelan
11-22-2009, 01:58 PM
I started using the CH Flight Sim Yoke at the beginning of this year and I think it's excellent. I originally bought it for MS Flight Sim. All the levers and switches are very handy. Also, huge plus, is if you use mods, there is a "Bomb bay door" mod that lets you configure your landing gear controls so your gear only go down when you press down the gray flipper switch, and up when you lift up. Also, I don't use the trim wheel, rather I have elevator trim mapped to the far right lever, and use the standard keyboard mappings for mixture.

Another "innovation" is to use the hat switch only to select the zoom level, and I use the mouse to look around. I push the hat forward for "gunsight" view, pull back for "wide" view, and pull right, i.e. 3 oclock, for "normal" view.

The pedals are a huge plus for gunnery as well as I'm sure you are aware! I have the Saitek pedals, so I also can use the pedals as brakes, but it's not so important.

Happy landings!

SsSsSsSsSnake
11-22-2009, 05:43 PM
thanks guys, now with all those great recommends i have even mre options to look at,
sssssssssssssnake

TheGrunch
11-22-2009, 06:17 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SsSsSsSsSnake:
thanks guys, now with all those great recommends i have even mre options to look at,
sssssssssssssnake </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Do you know what kind of aircraft you intend to fly most in the sim, though? Yokes are good for heavies, but I can't imagine dogfighting with one. Doesn't mean it isn't possible, of course. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Eow_TK
11-22-2009, 08:08 PM
It would be fun to have for the Lightning http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif I might invest in one late in the future

Frankthetank36
11-22-2009, 08:14 PM
I'm using the throttle quad and it's great having all the levers for CEM (I use the rest for trims), all the buttons are incredibly useful too.

TheGrunch
11-22-2009, 08:20 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Eow_TK:
It would be fun to have for the Lightning http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif I might invest in one late in the future </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I've always thought that...the Lightning's control column had a yoke-like approach to aileron but a column-like approach to elevator, though, I wonder whether it would feel very different to use.

WTE_Ibis
11-23-2009, 12:22 AM
I've had the CH fighter stick for about five years and it's as good as the day that I bought it.
I have never heard of any reliabilty problems with this stick unlike many others, however I don't think that I would buy the pedals again.


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SsSsSsSsSnake
11-23-2009, 12:38 AM
thanks,I like the spitfires and british planes so maybe the yoke not the best idea.
so far ive decided on the fighter stick.
Then maybe add the usb pro throttle\?

Anyone use that combination?

Maybe leave the pedals for now.?oh sorry Havoc you do,any probs i should be aware of,cheers.?

sssssssnake

Yskonyn23
11-23-2009, 02:39 AM
I have CH Pro Pedals and CH FlightSim Yoke. The pedals are great, however with rapid movement they can get a bit into a 'pendulum' effect. Also they are very sensitive so you have to be easy on them in-game (but that goes for rudders on a real aircraft as well, but you have no resistance on the CH pedals so you lack feedback).

The yoke is nice for MSFS, but I would not advise to use it in a combat sim for dogfighting. For one it's too large. Secondly there's 'stick' around the center, which is not too bad when flying bombers or pax planes, but in a fighter it will become annoying.
Go for a stick for IL-2, not a yoke.

SsSsSsSsSnake
11-23-2009, 10:18 AM
thanks Yskonyn.
sssssnake

TgD Thunderbolt56
11-23-2009, 10:48 AM
If you can only get two items, get the Fighterstick and Pro Pedals first. Save the Throttle for later as the Fighterstick doesn't twist and you'll need something for yaw input (rudder).

I have a Fighterstick+Pro Throttle+Pro pedals+Throttle Quadrant setup that I've used for years without a single issue.

Choctaw111
11-23-2009, 08:13 PM
I just noticed this thread and I will endorse CH Products every chance I get.
I have had a few other brands of controllers, but the CH really stands out in quality and ergonomics.
I have had my CH Fighterstick, ProThrottle and ProPedals for over 5 years and have been thrilled with them.

VMF-214_HaVoK
11-25-2009, 10:07 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SsSsSsSsSnake:
Maybe leave the pedals for now.?oh sorry Havoc you do,any probs i should be aware of,cheers.?

sssssssnake </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Problems? Nope. None whatsoever. If money is tight I would suggest you get the Fighterstick and the Pro Pedals first then get the Pro Throttle. Personally I have no issues with the Pro Pedals. I am 6' tall with 12" feet and I have found a stance in which I am comfortable using the Pro Pedals. They are highly accurate and the build quality is amazing...of course. I would definitely try to get the complete setup though as soon as possible. You will have a setup that will last for well over a decade with no malfunctions.