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Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (126 of 136)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 6,286 - Total Helpful Votes: 126 of 136
Speedlink Black Widow Flightstick by Speedlink
I'm using this for X-Plane 10 Global flight SIM, plugged into my MacBook Pro. the Black Widow a sturdy bit of kit and works very well.
It has a nice long flex for those of you running a desktop pc under their desk.
There is an enclosed CD for you poor people running Windows, but this wasn't needed on the Mac. However, the vibration doesn't work on the Mac, which I don't miss at all, but if you want feedback from your heavy calibre machine gun or grenade launcher this could be a problem for you - I see from other reviews that this might be ok on a Windows machine.
For the price, it's hard to better this.
X Plane 10 Global - 64 Bit (PC DVD) by Aerosoft
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Flight SIM, 10 Aug 2014
I have this running on my 2010 model MacBook Pro, and it manages pretty well, although takes a long time to load when the program is selected.
Flight dynamics are very realistic, and I'm amazed at the amount of functionality available in the cockpit - e.g radio's, flaps, engine mixtures, Air Traffic and so on. You can configure, location, time of day and / or weather to the nth degree.
I've been flying around Biggin Hill south of London UK, but the scenery is more like Mid West USA, the airfield itself though, is accurate.
At first I flew using mouse and keyboard, but once I knew I was hooked, I bought a Speedlink Black Widow flight stick which works very well too.
Mosquito: Menacing the Reich: Combat Action in the&hellip by Martin Bowman
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Read, 19 Jun 2014
If you're interest in the exploits of the war time crews who fought in the Mosquito, this is a good book to have. Some of the reading tells of extraordinary feats of airmanship and daring. I was a bit disappointed with the book after about half way, as it just had pages and pages of photographs - these were interesting to look at, but because they were at the end of the book, I felt they had lost context with the reports printed earlier. It was a case of just padding the book out a bit. I think this book could have been produced in a much better way and so it has lost a couple of stars.
For the price you pay though it's well worth the read, and I'm still in awe of the men I knew (now… Read more

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