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Great beginner-intermediate joystick
on 13 November 2013
I used to play a hell of a lot of flight simulators or military aviation simulator's... never a game though... literally some people are that specific in these communities. Now I play the occasional game where flying takes place, battlefield being a prime example and others such as War Thunder which is (at the moment) completely aviation orientated has built in support for the extreme 3d pro - probably my primary reason for buying this. I've had other sticks in the past (cheaper ones) and it's refreshing to have a nicely weighted stick, you'd be hard pushed on a decent surface to make such violent aerobatic moves that lead to the stick itself slipping.
The build quality is something previous reviewers have been conflicted on, personally I find it OK, not exceptional, however your not paying the price that would guarantee exceptional quality. it's sturdy and will take what it's designed for. The cable is a nice decent length and the buttons are solid. As for playability it works a dream in my War Thunder matches and allows me the freedom to customise the joysticks buttons to my play style. Why not the full 5 stars? Probably as another reviewer stated, it's just not up-to the extremely high standard I've come to expect with Logitech goods, but it's not far short though. Me just being picky.
I'd definitely recommend to others who want it for the same purpose as me. If you are going to be committing more time and effort to flight simulators you'll probably have already looked at better sticks and the only reason your here is preventing a hemorrhage to the wallet.