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T-Flight Hotas hell,
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This review is from: Thrustmaster T-Flight Hotas X Joystick (PC/PS3) (Electronics)This is an excellent stick on a budget! Very responsive and no annoying dead-zone problems I've had with more expensive sticks.
This stick actually passed my expectations as a casual sim-flyer. Nice solid bases and a very comfortable grip has meant I've been able to play for hours in comfort. The split setup also allows for better posture where I used to hunch over with my previous flight stick having the throttle control on the joystick base. No more aches between the shoulder blades. The T-Flight Hotas X is worth having, over the throttle on stick alternatives, for this reason alone. The Hotas setup (with 10 buttons on the sticks and 2 on the base) also means that most common actions can be performed without removing your hands from the controls. I also like the flexibility of the rudder control. This stick gives the option of twisting the main stick or a rudder rocker on the throttle stick - both analogue.
The stick was plug and play fine in Windows7 and I was flying within 5 minutes without any setup woes. The stick doesn't come with any button assignment software but this has not been a problem where most controls are mapped in games such as Microsoft Flight and Flight Simulator X. For other games I have used Xpadder free version (a joystick/gamepad button mapping application) which has also added better functionality for the stick in games such as Star Trek Online or for the brilliant online free GE Flight simulator.
Is this stick nice to use? - You bet. Just jump straight in fun and no setup woes.
After buying this would I recommend it? I most certainly would.
Would I buy a more expensive stick in future? No. There's no need. This stick does the job admirably.
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Initial post: 5 Jun 2012 00:19:02 BDT
Mr. M. A. Gianetti says:
How did you use Xpadder to use the joystick on STO because I've tried and the throttle wouldn't work. Please email me at email@example.com with details.
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