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Old 05-03-18, 12:09 PM
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Recommend me a HOTAS please )

Good day forumites I need your input if you don't mind. Mrs Tolemac is looking at buying me a HOTAS for my 50th birthday on Friday "Old bugger I know ". The only two I have looked are the Thrustmaster T-Flight Hotas X and the Logitech X52. I am a leftie so I think that would count out the T-Flight. I will be playing Elite Dangerous. Many thanks in Advance. Budget is £130 max

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Old 05-03-18, 12:20 PM
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You want mine the Thrustmaster 16000m as the joystick comes with a left peice in it and you can possibly still use the TWCS that you put with it with your right hand and Happy Birthday I just turned 51 on Saturday
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Old 05-03-18, 04:32 PM
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You want mine the Thrustmaster 16000m as the joystick comes with a left peice in it and you can possibly still use the TWCS that you put with it with your right hand and Happy Birthday I just turned 51 on Saturday
I have this setup, and while the joystick comes with parts for lefty conversion, the throttle won't work right handed, unless the user is dexterous enough to use controls with a pinkie finger. On the right hand side of the throttle, there are several switches and a button that are meant to be thumb-operated, not to mention it's shaped for left hand use. It would be almost impossible to work right-handed.
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Old 05-03-18, 05:07 PM
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I have this setup, and while the joystick comes with parts for lefty conversion, the throttle won't work right handed, unless the user is dexterous enough to use controls with a pinkie finger. On the right hand side of the throttle, there are several switches and a button that are meant to be thumb-operated, not to mention it's shaped for left hand use. It would be almost impossible to work right-handed.
Thats what I saw is the issue with it so decided on the X52
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Old 05-03-18, 05:11 PM
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Thats what I saw is the issue with it so decided on the X52
Nice! Enjoy Elite Dangerous, and if you really get into it, enjoy your pending divorce.
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Old 05-03-18, 08:57 PM
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I have this setup, and while the joystick comes with parts for lefty conversion, the throttle won't work right handed, unless the user is dexterous enough to use controls with a pinkie finger. On the right hand side of the throttle, there are several switches and a button that are meant to be thumb-operated, not to mention it's shaped for left hand use. It would be almost impossible to work right-handed.
Yes you are right about the TWCS mines packed away ATM so forgot what it looked like but a lot of people are finding it better to use dual joysticks and two T16000m's would work well as you can easily convert one to left and away you go
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Old 05-03-18, 12:27 PM
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Belated birthday wishes mate and thanks for the advice it's in budget as well
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Are we going all flight school and forming an OC3D wing. Guess I should start looking at one too, though I'll probs buy the warthog.
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Old 05-03-18, 01:03 PM
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Are we going all flight school and forming an OC3D wing. Guess I should start looking at one too, though I'll probs buy the warthog.
That would be awesome having an OC3D Squadron
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Old 05-03-18, 05:21 PM
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Are we going all flight school and forming an OC3D wing. Guess I should start looking at one too, though I'll probs buy the warthog.
Warthog isnt very good for ED, great for everything else. mainly because of the lack of rudder.
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