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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:36 pm 
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Anyone give on advice on a joystick for windows 7 64b (not full on cockpit) something simple and fairly reasonably priced.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:34 pm 
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Logitech Attack 3

although I'm not sure if it's still available


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:41 pm 
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The Logitech Attack 3 is an excellent budget 'stick (I use one), but as mentioned, it's becoming hard to find.
Logitech's Extreme 3D Pro costs a little more, but is also excellent.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:57 pm 
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I just checked amazon.com - they still have it


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:27 pm 
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£28.63 at amazon for the Logitech's Extreme 3D Pro . Good price?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:50 pm 
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Not a bad price... When I bought my Extreme 3D a few years back, the price was something around 30 €(~25£).

It's a good stick, but issues axis-wise are bound to emerge. In my stick, the Z-axis started acting up after a while, X and Y shortly after that. Now I have a 15-20% deadzone on all axes. The stick is also quite light. I had to mount it like this so it would stay put while playing :D

Word of advice: If you have problems using Logitech Profiler(only way I know of to set the deadzones), try to find version 5.10.127. The newest version of the prog didn't recognize my stick no matter what I did.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:53 pm 
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Not a bad price... When I bought my Extreme 3D a few years back, the price was something around 30 €(~25£).

It's a good stick, but issues axis-wise are bound to emerge. In my stick, the Z-axis started acting up after a while, X and Y shortly after that. Now I have a 15-20% deadzone on all axes. The stick is also quite light. I had to mount it like this so it would stay put while playing :D

Word of advice: If you have problems using Logitech Profiler(only way I know of to set the deadzones), try to find version 5.10.127. The newest version of the prog didn't recognize my stick no matter what I did.

I ordered it before seeing your reply I hope it isn't bad buy


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:51 pm 
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Right fellas, got my Logitech Extreme 3D Pro. Anyone who has the same joystick able to tell me their key mapping set-up please?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:23 pm 
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Jacksy – If nobody has done so before I get home later tonight I’ll have a look at my set up and get back to you.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:01 pm 
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Jacksy – If nobody has done so before I get home later tonight I’ll have a look at my set up and get back to you.
I would really appreciate that Shipbuilder :D


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Jacksy - I have just sent you a PM with details of my joystick config.

Hope that this helps. :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:39 pm 
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Jacksy - I have just sent you a PM with details of my joystick config.

Hope that this helps. :wink:

you are a sweetheart Shipbuilder :wink:

ta very much :D


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:14 pm 
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Ah, now my bloody Extreme 3D went and broke completely. I had to set a 60% deadzone on all axes, quite useless now...
I just ordered a Thrustmaster T-Flight Hotas X, it will probably arrive in early January. From what I've read it's a good, affordable entry-level HOTAS system. Only serious downside seems to be the wire connecting the throttle and joy together. Only 0,5m long, I probably have to make an extension for it...

Does anyone have experience on this stick?

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Yes, I used to have one of those.. worked quite well. I eventually gave it to a friend when I had to change to a desk that wasn't really big enough to use it with. The cable joining the two parts is just long enough to put one controller at either end of a keyboard, so it's generally sufficient. If I recall correctly, the throttle cable terminates with a standard 3.5mm stereo plug, so an extension should be easy to do.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:23 pm 
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If I recall correctly, the throttle cable terminates with a standard 3.5mm stereo plug, so an extension should be easy to do.
This is a great piece of news... Helps building my scifi cockpit a tad easier.
Got an inspiration from this thread. I dismantled an old gamepad and rewired the buttons to make a control panel. No Arduino though. More of a hack-job, this one :D

Cobra Mk. III Cockpit isn't exactly what I'm looking for, looks like an unergonomic office cubical with a joystick(I apologize, puritan Elite fans :D)...

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