Disco LT wrote:cyclobs, Mellie.. what sort of $$ are we talking to get decent enjoyment out of a game like FSX? Might sound crazy but I like the idea of it.. and I do want a more sim experience without hitting the DC10 level of MEGA HARD.
Any suggestions of gear? Obviously I'd need a joystick throttle and rudder set, but do you use just a regular stick or do you use a different type of flight controller like a two handed..yoke, thingy?
Edit, EEP.. for a 2 hander flight yoke, rudders and throttle, it's getting damned pricey
If you're really only keen on civilian aircraft then maybe a yoke is what you need... However, that becomes extremely limiting when you start trying jets.
I think my Saitek pro-flight pedals were $150? You can get a Saitek Pro joystick/throttle for maybe $200. But even a basic joystick from EB at $40-$50 would be perfect until you're ready to upgrade. Also, if you buy one like that it will have a twist-stick for ruddering which is perfectly serviceable.
Yep, convinced myself, grab a cheap joystick and that will be all you need in order to see if you'll enjoy flight sims.