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    Looking for a cheap and simple two axis joystick with a minimum of buttons, for modification and use in the cockpit I am building.

    Suggestions?

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    It depends on what you're planning on doing.

    If you want a joystick for a grip that looks real, I suggest Ebay for an older Thrustmaster. There are a couple of models that are based on the B-8 flight grip. That gets you a realistic grip with a trigger switch, hat switch and a few buttons. If you're more into F-15's or F-18's, look for Suncom joysticks. The Talon and Eagle models give you both hat and castle switches along with trigger and buttons. The Hawk model looks good, but lacks hat and castle switch functionality.

    If you're looking for cheap joystick interface circuitry, buy a new, USB dual-action analog gamepad. For $20 this gets you four analog input channels, a hat switch, and 10 or so buttons. It's plug and play and operates with the default Windows driver.

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    Walmart has a Saitek for under $20, ST290 I think!! BestBuy
    has a generic for about $10!!
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    Thanx all. BTW my intent is to remove the original stick and replace it with a 2 foot pvc pipe so that I can mount it to the floor. I'll look into your suggestions.

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    >Thanx all. BTW my intent is to remove the original stick and
    >replace it with a 2 foot pvc pipe so that I can mount it to
    >the floor. I'll look into your suggestions.

    My husband did that with a Saitek X45!! I have been using it for
    several years with no problems!! that is until I ran over the cord
    with my chair and messed up the cord!!

    He made my pedals too!!

    http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/9751/stick2ko.jpg
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    Wow, that is EXACTLY what I want to do.

    Does the leverage from the long stick cause stress problems? Any difficultys in construction?

    Alright, another question, is it possible to buy serial/usb adapters? If so, where are they sold?

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    The only problem was the lenght of the movement did not match any more!!
    I had to adjust the aircraft cfg, flight tuning!!! I increased
    the elevators and ailerions to 3 and it was just like real!!

    There is a published article somewhere about this, I will try and
    find it!!

    http://www.fs2004.com/forums/index.p...opic=27748&hl=

    http://www.fs2004.com/forums/index.p...opic=31527&hl=
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