Posts Tagged ‘joysticks’

The Flare Path: A Stick For A Stone

By Tim Stone on December 21st, 2012.

I’m not saying my trusty Saitek Cyborg flightstick is old, but…

It has ‘MADE IN SIAM’ stamped on the base. It came bundled with a bottle of laudanum and a photogravure of an eagle. The hat switch has three corners. The Force Feedback mechanism involves burly shrews. The manual foreward was written by Pliny the Elder. Altering the deadzones without first placating Anubis, voids the warranty.

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The Sidewinder Shall Not Sleep Tonight

By Alec Meer on February 27th, 2009.

It’s not all that often that I peer curiously at a flight sim these days, but when I do I absolutely relish the chance to bring out ol’ faithful. I’ve been lugging the Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback 2 joystick around with me for years, even though it’s been out of print since around 2002 and is no longer supported by Microsoft. It’s a relic, but God help me, it’s one of my proudest possessions.

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