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The stick its self is great. I have used an old st290 pro for ...
on December 29, 2017
The stick its self is great. I have used an old st290 pro for years, got it way back for Star Wars Galaxies Jump To Light speed. I mention for reference. Used it in many games from Arma to X-plane, Microsoft Flight Sim, Elite and Star citizen. But with the growing number of buttons and functions with games like Elite and SC, the HOTAS becomes more important. Especially if you use a lot of vector changing, I.E. strafing in combat. This is where HOTAS prevails as an option. Being able to bind buttons as shift functions increasing the amount of controls to the HOTAS, also allows the set up of different profiles. Which makes changing say flight controls to SRV controls easy. The twist can be locked closed, the throttle detached, the buttons completely reprogramed with non volatile memory, stick has adjustable tension. My only complaint so far is the throttle feels sloppy, it will fall under its own weight putting the ship in full thrust. It will not hold at 75-90 percent position, without your hand staying on the throttle. It is also an older hotas meant for ps3 and pc. At first it seems like no big deal, then you see the newer ones are much better in terms of functionality. In games like SC the rudder paddles can not be assigned for strafing left/right, in 4axis it will roll though. Throttle only recognizes forward with indent being 50%(fault of star citizen I presume or I may have missed something, but that game is a mess). Get it if its on sale. Or save for a newer version.