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Best Controller for Helicopters

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Tom (cthiggin) First Officer

Ready to do the helicopter missions and learn how to fly these rascals - The SimYoke does not get it with a chopper - What is the "best" controller you folks have found to use? - Thanks in advance.
cthiggin ❓

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Tailhook Chief Captain

Check this out:

http://www.helicoptersonly.com/

My fav is the rocking chair 😀

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CRJCapt Chief Captain

I use the Logitech 3D Extreme Pro. $30 USD

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Tailhook wrote:

Check this out:

http://www.helicoptersonly.com/

My fav is the rocking chair 😀

yea right, have you looked at the prices? LOL

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CRJCapt wrote:

I use the Logitech 3D Extreme Pro. $30 USD

I bought the non-pro version before i realized i needed the twisting function.

I couldn't afford another stick, so I play with what I have.

Now I am an expert in flying the helicopter by the stick alone !
I can pretty well do everything except making a quick directional change.

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CRJCapt Chief Captain

The CH Products Pedals work well for helicopters.

http://www.chproducts.com/retail/pedals.html

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Rodney Jacobs (GundamWZero) Captain

I had the Extreme 3D Pro....it was a great stick for arcade-style flying, like flying the helicopters and aircraft in Battlefield 2, but I found the X52 FCS from Saitek a must for FSX. It is very precise in throttle response and you can program it so that your speed brake, flaps and landing gear controls are at your fingertips.

http://www.amazon.com/Saitek-X52-Flight-Control-System/dp/B00030GSJY

I won't drop 2 Grand on a FCS that takes up more space than my computer!!! 😀

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GundamWZero wrote:

I had the Extreme 3D Pro....it was a great stick for arcade-style flying, like flying the helicopters and aircraft in Battlefield 2, but I found the X52 FCS from Saitek a must for FSX. It is very precise in throttle response and you can program it so that your speed brake, flaps and landing gear controls are at your fingertips.

http://www.amazon.com/Saitek-X52-Flight-Control-System/dp/B00030GSJY

I won't drop 2 Grand on a FCS that takes up more space than my computer!!! 😀

is the left "stick" for throttle?

i thought you are supposed to use your right hand to control it ???

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Tailhook Chief Captain

Anonymous wrote:

Tailhook wrote:

Check this out:

http://www.helicoptersonly.com/

My fav is the rocking chair 😀

yea right, have you looked at the prices? LOL

Of course I've looked at the prices LOL.

If one asks for the "best" as cthiggin did in his OP, price is certainly not an issue. Doh!

😀

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