I need advice with buying a joystick for FS 2004

Kerry-ann Guest

😕 I am buying my farther his 1st PC game to go with his new PC. The only game he wishes to have is a good flight simulator so we have selected Microsoft flight simulator 2004 a century of flight.

I have spent day's trying to see what joystick to get him and would welcome any advice. He selected the Logic 3 Phantom 2 but it needs to be updated to work with windows XP and I did not think it look sufficient. I found the Saitek X45 which looked very good but now have found some conflicting information.

So any advice would be useful.


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RadarMan Chief Captain
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jelami First Officer

My dog helped me decide to buy a new stick just after x-mas (don't ask)

I bought a wireless Logitech Wingman Freedom 2.4.
Wireless is the best!
It has 10 buttons, slight rotation for the rudder, throttle, and a view "hat" It uses 3 AA batteries which so far last about a month.



you may want to take a look at the trackir2 for POV

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Brook Trainee

on day #3 of my Saitek Cyborg Evo and still liking it.
(it's kinda cool-lookin' too)

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Ian Stephens (ianstephens) Captain
Ian Stephens is an expert on this topic. Read his bio here.

I posted an article here reviewing some great joysticks:

Feel free to comment on the article over there.

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