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  • Jetheren
    started a topic Pilots! What joystick do you recommend?

    Pilots! What joystick do you recommend?

    Hey guys and girls! I'll be picking up Arma 2 on Friday probably. The biggest thing that got me hooked on Arma2 aside from the awesome TG videos was the Transport Copter. I want to be a part of the team that gets the troops where ever they need to go and to get them out after the job is done. Obviously lots of people want to fly in Arma and I'm perfectly fine with ground pounding it.

    My question goes out to the pilots out there who use a joystick when the play. I'm hoping to go and pick one up when I buy Arma. What joystick do you recommend? I want a decent quality joystick with programmable buttons that won't charge me through the roof. If I can get it under $60 I'll be very happy. Since I will only be using it for Arma and the craft I really want to pilot the most is a heli, I'm not too worried about wearing it out really fast.

    So what do you think? Got any helpful suggestions?

  • Fansadox
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    X52 all the way

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  • PCLiPSE
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    Saitek X52 here. I use it for Flight Sim mainly.

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  • Delta Five Nine
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    Originally posted by Blackdog1 View Post
    NICE! Only the cool people have those! ;)
    So I'm cool people now? :D

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  • Jetheren
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    Lol glad to hear that. I guess that makes me cool. Welcome popular kids table, here I come!

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  • Blackdog1
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    NICE! Only the cool people have those! ;)

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  • Jetheren
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    Well, I bought a stick. Logitech Extreme 3D Pro. Thanks for all the advice everyone. I decided to go ahead and get one because I just can't use the mouse and keys for controlling a chopper very well, maybe I'll do better with a stick. Also it was pretty cheap at Best Buy and has a 2 year warranty.

    Again, thanks everyone for your input!

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  • Eavy Gunner
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    Originally posted by Blackdog1 View Post
    Ahhhh difference being "I always drop my load off" before going down! :D
    I just dont go down :p

    And I still use W-A-S-D and X-C for jets. Joystick doesnt seem neccesary in Arma 2. Not many people utilize jets in missions either. I would wait until flare system's till you buy a joystick, thats when jets will be the cool thing.

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  • Jetheren
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    Originally posted by Gillespie View Post
    A minor caveat: if you want to be a fighter pilot, get a joystick. Want to just fly choppers around? Joystick not really necessary.
    I kind of want to do both! :D

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  • Blackdog1
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    Originally posted by Eavy Gunner View Post
    ^ Shame it doesnt help you dodge bullets :P
    Ahhhh difference being "I always drop my load off" before going down! :D

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  • Gill
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    A minor caveat: if you want to be a fighter pilot, get a joystick. Want to just fly choppers around? Joystick not really necessary.

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  • Eavy Gunner
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    ^ Shame it doesnt help you dodge bullets :P

    Don't use a joystick, the keys provide everything I would want when flying. I would save for a TrackIR instead.

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  • Blackdog1
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    Logitech Extreme 3D Pro for the win!!!

    It's been the stick that has kept many of you safe and well on more insertions than I care to remember! ;)

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  • 1longtime
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    Originally posted by AdeptAbyss View Post
    Keyboard and mouse work fine in arma
    Anyone who can fly with a keyboard and mouse is a cyborg.

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  • LowSpeedHighDrag
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    Originally posted by Soupy_Norman View Post
    Anyone have an idea when they are going to fix the rudder wobble? Its such a pain in the bottom.
    Has been addressed with the lastest beta patch.

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