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Post by shaunlibby » Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:07 pm

here are some last minute questions before i get my joystick.

1.does the joystick let you do anything new with FS
2.does the joytick provide softerl landings(sometimes the plane does a small bounce)
3.does it take a lot of practice to master

Shaun

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Post by Noddy1966 » Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:13 pm

A joystick will be better to use than the keyboard.

Really depends on what stick you get, but it should help you smooth out your flying.

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Post by Denholm » Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:48 pm

Agreed, a joystick will always be better than the keyboard when it comes to flying. Joysticks are relatively simple to learn unless you setup a difficult array of button combinations on the stick.

So if you're fine with a keyboard, you'll be great with a joystick.

Oh, I don't think a joystick unlocks any special features, if that's what you mean.
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Post by FSPilot06 » Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:51 am

A joystick is much, much easier to use than the keyboard. If all possible, get one with 3D rudder twist (the joystick can twist), and a throttle handle. The Saitek ST290 Pro I reccomended to you has both.

A joystick itself doesn't make a landing smoother. That's all in the pilot.

And last, I mastered my ST290 Pro in about a week. All it takes to get used to the joystick is changing your "feel" from the way a keboard works to the way a stick works, which is realisticly.

And when you get it, I wanna see a post with you saying, "Man this is MUCH better!!"

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