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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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Technical Details

  • Mac Compatible

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 (106 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 21, 2002

Product Description

Product Description

Joystick - Mechanical - Cable - USB -

From the Manufacturer

The Fighterstick USB from CH Products includes 3 axes of control and 24 buttons, including X,Y and Z axes for aileron, elevator, and throttle control. Switch between three modes for a total of 128 programmable functions with the included Control Manager software (PC only).

CH Products Fighterstick USB
Includes 3 axes of control and 24 buttons, along with 176 programmable functions. View larger
Three Axes of Control

The Fighterstick USB offers three axes and 24 buttons for precise control in your favorite flight sims and fighter pilot games. The X, Y and Z axes are for aileron, elevator and throttle control, with dual rotary trim wheels for precise adjustment of ailerons and elevators. In addition, there are three traditional push buttons, three 4-way hat switches, one 8-way POV hat switch, and one mode switch button. There are a total of 128 programmable functions when used with the included CH Control Manager software.

CH Products Fighterstick USB
Use included 7-foot USB cable for plug-and-play, driverless USB installation. View larger
Durable Construction

The CH Fighterstick USB is built to last. The large, sturdy base with non-slide feet won't move around on your desk during play and holds up to years of playing use. The handle is modeled after a real F-16 throttle handle, and features easy-to-reach buttons, comfortably placed for extended use.

Plug and Play

Includes a 7-foot USB cable for plug-and-play driverless USB installation for both PC and Macintosh. The CH Fighterstick USB is compatible with Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, 7 and Mac OS X, and works right out of the box, with no drivers to install.

Use with Control Manager Software

Although the CH Fighterstick USB needs no drivers for use, you can use the free CH Control Manager PC software (available online as a download) to program your CH USB devices. Control Manager works with nearly all CH USB peripherals, including the Eclipse Yoke, Fighterstick and Combatstick, Throttle Quadrant, and more. The software allows you control over your CH USB devices, letting you program macros, assign buttons, and more.

The Control Manager is compatible with Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, XP 64bit Edition, Windows Vista (all editions), and Windows 7 (all editions). It is only compatible with CH USB devices and PC only.

About CH Products

In addition to its broad range of Gaming and Simulation product lines, CH Products is a leading manufacturer of Industrial joysticks, Hall effect control devices and desktop controllers used around the world in applications including camera controls, medical instrumentation, agricultural vehicles, robotics and military. Made in the USA in an 80,000 square foot facility in Southern California, CH Products remains constant in their 35 year commitment to quality, reliability and service.

Customer Reviews

Stick response and accuracy are very good.
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

132 of 132 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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54 of 55 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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