Buying a Joy Stick, please advise.

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#1 Posted by akamalipc (17 posts) -

hello brothers and sisters! I would like to buy a joy stick that I can use in games such as Arma, battlefield and games that have helicopters in them.

I never bought a joy stick before, so I really don't know which is good and what brand is reliable.

My budget is limited but I really want a good, reliable joy stick, with features lick force push-back and those that make the feeling of the handling realistic, not just using it like a mouse, I want to feel the wind and the wight of the helicopter if possible ( yes I want it only for helicopters, not jets )

my budget is limited to 200$, but the lower the price, the better :D

thank you very much for the help! if you need anymore info, please let me know!

( if what I ask for costs more than 200$, please leave a link to it)

again thanks for your time!

#2 Posted by akamalipc (17 posts) -

Anyone? :P

#3 Posted by PredatorRules (7260 posts) -
#4 Posted by akamalipc (17 posts) -

@PredatorRules: thank you sir! can you please tell me whether you can feel the wind or the wight of the chopper? I don't know if it's called push back force or nor, but like it pushes your hand when you try to go against the wind or makes it harder to pilot when you are damaged.

again thanks for the response!

#5 Posted by Insert-Coin (32 posts) -

It's called force feedback and was popular on joysticks about 13 years ago.

Like this, back when Microsoft made them.

http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Sidewinder-Force-Feedback-Joystick/dp/B00005NIMB/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394050102&sr=8-1&keywords=force+feedback+joystick

Without it you can get joysticks like this and some that have a separate throttle.

http://www.amazon.com/Saitek-X52-Flight-System-Controller/dp/B000LQ4HTS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1394050711&sr=8-3&keywords=hotas

If you're after more helicopter games you could try DCS Black Shark 2.

#6 Edited by PredatorRules (7260 posts) -

@PredatorRules: thank you sir! can you please tell me whether you can feel the wind or the wight of the chopper? I don't know if it's called push back force or nor, but like it pushes your hand when you try to go against the wind or makes it harder to pilot when you are damaged.

again thanks for the response!

No, but you can go with @Insert-Coin suggestion the X52 Pro which does have that option.

or you can go with http://www.amazon.com/Mad-Catz-Saitek-H-O-T-A-S-Throttle/dp/B00HHAIY72/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394054330&sr=8-1&keywords=x55

It's a bit newer module, it just went out on stores.

#7 Posted by akamalipc (17 posts) -

It's called force feedback and was popular on joysticks about 13 years ago.

Like this, back when Microsoft made them.

http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Sidewinder-Force-Feedback-Joystick/dp/B00005NIMB/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394050102&sr=8-1&keywords=force+feedback+joystick

Without it you can get joysticks like this and some that have a separate throttle.

http://www.amazon.com/Saitek-X52-Flight-System-Controller/dp/B000LQ4HTS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1394050711&sr=8-3&keywords=hotas

If you're after more helicopter games you could try DCS Black Shark 2.

@akamalipc said:

@PredatorRules: thank you sir! can you please tell me whether you can feel the wind or the wight of the chopper? I don't know if it's called push back force or nor, but like it pushes your hand when you try to go against the wind or makes it harder to pilot when you are damaged.

again thanks for the response!

No, but you can go with @Insert-Coin suggestion the X52 Pro which does have that option.

or you can go with http://www.amazon.com/Mad-Catz-Saitek-H-O-T-A-S-Throttle/dp/B00HHAIY72/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394054330&sr=8-1&keywords=x55

It's a bit newer module, it just went out on stores.

thank you guys so much! I think I'll wait for the mat catz new release on april, 2 and see how it is.

again thank you very much for the help!