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CH Products Fighterstick USB

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  • USB programmable joystick
  • 3 axis and 24 buttons (three push buttons, one mode switch button, three 4 way hat switches and one 8 way point of view hat)
  • Total of 132 programmable functions with the new Control Manager software (included)
  • Realistic F-16 handle
  • Compatible with Windows 98, 2000, Me, XP, Vista & Windows 7 or Mac OS 8.6 and above
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 9.2 x 8 inches ; 10.1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00006B84X
  • Item model number: 200-571
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)
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  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 21, 2002

Product Description

Joystick - Mechanical - Cable - USB -

From the Manufacturer

CH Products Fighterstick

For over 30 years, CH Products has continued to be a highly recognizable brand name in the Flight Simulation market, and remains well known for its highest quality components, nearly indestructible products, and renowned customer support. CH Products, a pioneer in the precision analog joystick market, has sustained operation of its industrial and commercial joystick line, maintaining the design, development, quality control, sales, and support in its vertically integrated factory in Southern California. Consumer products are distributed and supported worldwide by a network of authorized CH Products distributors.

Realistic and Loaded with Features

The Fighterstick offers a total of 24 buttons, three axis for aileron, elevator and throttle, and dual rotary trim wheels for precise adjustment of ailerons and elevators. The Fighterstick features three traditional push buttons, three 4-way hat switches, one 8-way POV hat switch, and one mode switch button. When used with the optional Control Manager programming software, the Fighterstick offers a total of 128 programmable functions, providing complete customization of your controller.

Unbeatable Construction

The CH Fighterstick is virtually indestructible! Designed in the U.S., the Fighterstick uses much of the same high end materials that are used in their industrial controllers. The large, sturdy base comes with non-slip rubber feet so your controllers won't move around on your desk during intense game-play. And with the renowned customer support from CH, you won’t have to worry about your joystick failing you.

Plug and Play

The Fighterstick includes a 7-foot USB cable for simple plug-and-play installation and works right out of the box, with no drivers or software to install. The Fighterstick is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and Mac OSX.

The Control Manager software is compatible only with Windows operating systems: All editions of XP, XP 64bit, Vista, 7 and 8, and with CH Products USB devices only.

Advanced Programming Software

To get the most out of your CH controller, CH Products offers the CH Control Manager programming software. The CH Control Manager advanced programming software is Windows compatible, (latest version available at www.chproducts.com as a free download) and works with all CH USB peripherals, including the Eclipse Yoke, Pro Pedals, and Throttle Quadrant. This optional programming software allows for total control over your CH USB devices, letting you program macros, assign buttons, and more.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

You are paying for a great quality stick that is built like a tank and very accurate.
C. Beard
I will buy CH Products again in the future, but judging by the build quality that won't be for a long, long time.
Waylon M. Bryson
The stick is big enough even for large hands, while people with smaller hands may find it somewhat uncofortable.
Ninoslav Tomlinovic

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

140 of 140 people found the following review helpful By Ninoslav Tomlinovic on December 6, 2003
Being a long time flight simmer and after using many different joysticks, throttles and pedals, I finally tried this one.
With my last stick being the TM Cougar, I learned to appreciate softer springs, precision and overall reliability. Most of these were missing with my one year old Cougar which now seems was all about looks.
Being made by dedicated flight simming accessories company, CH Fighterstick seems to be one of less known secrets of hardcore sim crowd.
At first, I was suspicious because of its plastic feel. The stick is big enough even for large hands, while people with smaller hands may find it somewhat uncofortable.
Springs are very light. This is a plus for me, as it allows higher precision, especially near the center. You don't get to wrestle the springs during your flying. It has great throw, so there is a lot of room for precision input throughout the range of motion.
Trim wheels for both axes help even in simulations without trim controls. Smart stuff.
There is a throttle wheel at the base of the stick. If you have a throttle, this wheel can be mapped to another function, but you won't be able to reach it without letting your hand off the trottle or stick.
Software is excellent and it actually rivals the software being shipped with the Cougar. As with the stick itself, at first it looks toyish. After a while you learn its huge capabilities.
Verdict: The best high end joystick out there - precision, programming abilities, reliability and simplicity being its trump cards.
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55 of 56 people found the following review helpful By CeeTee on December 14, 2004
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I have owned the CH Products Fighterstick for a little over a month now and I am now ready to compose a full review. I have been a MS Sidewinder force feedback2 user for years. I was very happy with that stick but when I started playing Lock On I decided that it was time to step up to the plate and purchase a real HOTAS system. At first glance the fighterstick appears to be built to last. It is constructed of very heavy gauge plastic and all of the devices seams are sealed properly. It is not flimsy or fragile in appearance or feel.

The stick only comes with an instruction sheet. There is no owners Manual or software disk included. The new owner must download the drivers and CH Control Manager software from the CH website. Setup is a very simple operation which involves plugging your stick into it's own USB port and running the drivers software. Setup was completed without a hitch and I did not miss the absent owners Manuel. I then proceeded to use the CH Manager software to configure the stick for the first time. It was at this time that I encountered my first and only problem while using the software. While attempting to configure the Y axis I noticed that the stick's signal would jump from one end of the scale to the other with very little movement from the stick itself. I could not figure out what the problem was on my own so I called CH customer service and they told me to be sure and center the two trim wheels before configuration. Sure enough after I corrected the position of the two wheels, the configuration process was completed without a problem.

Next, I ran Lock On in order to put the stick through it's first flight trials. The Fighterstick fits my medium sized hand very well.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Evan R. Bell on March 9, 2005
I used a Logitech Wingman since 1999 and the thing finally deteriorated to the point of not being able to use it. When I started looking around for a replacement, I found the Microsoft Sidewinder interesting. But the fact that they don't make them anymore I found to be a downer. Instead I decided to make the big jump and get a Fighterstick and I am glad I did. First, the Fighterstick has excellent range of motion. The thing probably moves 45 degrees left, right, forward, and back which allows for very fine movements if need be. I play Aces High with this thing and have mapped out many controls to the joystick. This has allowed me to be much faster the having to use the keyboard for lots of stuff. I think I have an average size hand and the buttons are well placed. My only gripe is that the hat switch is a little far away for my thumb to reach with ease. I've always prefered to use the number pad for looking around anyway, but if you are a fan of the hat, this might be a problem.

Perhaps my biggest reason for buying it is te reputation of CH, which is quality. This thing is screwed together and uses heavy gauge plastic. The thing feels like you could drop it off a building, pick it up and start playing again. This sturdy construction does not take away from how comfortable it is. At first, I thought they could of done better with the ergonomics. But now that I've been using it for a couple weeks, I don't notice any comfort problems. I have seen some reviews mention the placement of that red button on the bottom front side of the stick and that it can get in the way of white nuckle flying. I personally don't have a problem with it. I've actually mapped it out to my microphone and I think it's pretty handy.

Now that I have it, I can't see how I got by without it. Its shear capability in combination with its solid contruction make it a must have for the serious flight sim gamer.
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