Actually, though an A10 and F4 pilot with many, many hours, and over 40 years general flying experience, I'm new to any MS Flight Simulator. As such, with no frame of reference, I'm not certain whether something isn't working properly, or I'm not doing something right. Specifically, I'm getting all sorts of feedback through my joystick, as though it has a life of it's own. As background, the joystick is an MS Sidewinder Force Feedback2, and I have FS2K2 installed on a machine with a 1.1Gig processor and 256MB Ram. Installation went fine (including USB patch for Sidewinder)and everything seems to be working OK, with the possible exception of the above anamoly. My question is, is this normal? Is this joystick kickback something programmed to simulate control overloads, or do I have a problem with the stick?
Appreciate any help I can get. Thanks.