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Budget flightstick that will break within months
on 23 February 2015
**REVIEW DOWNGRADED DUE TO BREAKAGE AFTER 3 MONTHS OF USE**
I initially wrote a really positive review of this stick, but in the short time I've owned it, the build quality has revealed itself to be quite poor. The rudder control, which is a trigger built into the throttle, snapped today. This makes the stick impossible to use, as the yaw is now all over the place. Having searched through negative reviews on here I realise it's a common complaint, SO BEWARE. It might be great for 25 quid, until it breaks on you! I'll now have to bin it and see if I can get Speedlink to refund me since I'm outside of Amazon's 30 day refund policy!
I'll keep my original review below, because most this still applied during the brief time I was able to use this stick.
ORIGINAL REVIEW:[Easily the best budget stick you're likely to find. I bought this as I wanted a stick to play Elite: Dangerous with, and it's been perfect so far. The throttle is satisfying to use and has an analogue left/right trigger built in for yaw. There's a good number of buttons on the base and the stick itself, including a handy 8-direction thumbstick that can be used for cockpit-look or other purposes.
Even though I look like an UTTER nerd when using this stick, and my girlfriend laughed for a full 5 minutes when she saw the word "VIBRATION" printed on the shaft of the stick, it's a purchase I do not regret. And nobody can take that away from me. NOBODY.]