Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Get Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick (Silver/Black)

Get Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick (Silver/Black)




The Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick is a good all-around stick. For those wanting to use, say, Flight Simulator for educational purposes, the Extreme 3D is a good choice.

In fact, this type of stick is much more realistic than models with "Force Feedback": the stick movement on a genuine modern helicopter in flight feels smooth and fluid, like power steering on your car. Force Feedback may be fun, but I don't think it's very realistic for many of the scenarios it's currently used in.

Specifically, here's what I rated it by:

* Quality of components and assembly: The action of the stick is smooth. No flimsy play in the controls. The hat switch and trigger pull have a positive feel with close tolerances.

* Comfortable handgrip: like the overall product, the design and machining of the grip is off high-quality, without any annoying seems or sharp ridges.

* Smooth throttle control: this is a small detail, but compared with some of the other models out there, it's notable.

* Stable base that allows you to either rest it firmly on a table or in your lap.

* Subtle movements are reflected in the game.

* Overall appearance - it looks as good as it performs.

Things to NOTE:

* This is definitely a right-handed joystick.

* It plugs into a USB port

* I used it with Microsoft Flight Sim 2002 running on an XP Pro system: Installing the software that came with the joystick was effortless and when I opened Flight Sim, all of the buttons were already mapped to the appropriate functions.