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    Upgrading Flight Stick, any recommendations?

    Hi All,

    I am currently using a Wingman 3 Flight Stick in my sim, and to be honest its time I upgrade it. The Wingman grinds too much, making a horrible sound that you can feel in the grip, and the accuracy of turning, descending, ascending etc (even when tweaking the null zones) is very poor.

    So I am going to buy a new stick, but with so many on the market I feel a little lost.

    Was thinking the HOTAS stick due to its all metal build and detachable grip.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Thrustmast...4AAOSwyjBW8Iz8

    The Airbus needs a decent stick to fly!

    Thanks.

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    Re: Upgrading Flight Stick, any recommendations?

    Alex,
    A lot of the Pro's like the Logitec Extreme 3D Pro. Supposed the most realistic for Airbus.
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    Re: Upgrading Flight Stick, any recommendations?

    Thanks for the heads up, looks quite similar to my wingman, but this stick doesnt have any hall effect sensors which for the price I would of thought. Also it looks a little tricky to hold in the left hand due to the grip appearing to be very right handed. But thanks anyway!
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    Re: Upgrading Flight Stick, any recommendations?

    I would take the Logitec Extreme 3D Pro and replace the stick with a replica of the real one as for example available from vier-im-pott.com.

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    Re: Upgrading Flight Stick, any recommendations?

    I am using the HOTAS. I like it, though you have to keep in mind the stick is designed for right-handed use. That means that you will have a rocker switch which poke out and you'll have to wrap your left hand around that (assuming you're doing the CPT position). Honestly, it is not such a big issue for me - but may come down to a question of the size of your palm. I think the most fun part was transitioning from flying using the right hand to using the left hand.

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    Re: Upgrading Flight Stick, any recommendations?

    Hello, I've just received the Logitec Extreme 3D.

    Comparing it to the real Airbus sidestick, I feel there still should be some added resistance.

    I have a simple solution and it seems to work well -- tighten a cable tie around the rubber part at the base of the sidestick.

    Solution solved, and it now feels very similar to the real deal.

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    Re: Upgrading Flight Stick, any recommendations?

    Hi can you elaborate more on the cable tie trick?

    I am assuming that you are trying to add more tension instead of having more slack/movement?

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    Re: Upgrading Flight Stick, any recommendations?

    Yes. Just use a cable tie or a rubber band to tighten the tension at the base. Voila.
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    Re: Upgrading Flight Stick, any recommendations?

    Hi

    Is it possible, that you can post a pics of your solution?

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    Re: Upgrading Flight Stick, any recommendations?

    Its a pretty straight forward solution ---

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