13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Good for Elite Dangerous.
, 28 Dec. 2017
I got for Elite Dangerous and it worked nicely out of the box, plenty of keys for all your binds. I specially liked that the throttle has a rail with a good range of movement.
Tip: Find the hole underneath the throttle, it will expose a screw when you set the throttle to full, use this screw to adgjust the internal brake of the throttle if you find it too stiff or too soft. It was too stiff when it came from factory and it was also lacking a bit of lube.
If you need to do maintenance and add lube, use silicone lube only, oil based lubes could damage the plastic.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Good joystick, great for Elite Dangerous
, 10 July 2017
Reasonable joystick in all regards. Reasonable price and reasonable build quality - no complaints.
But, it is designed for PS4 as well as PC, which is probably why you are interested (it was why I was interested). Specifically I bought this for use with Elite Dangerous on the PS4. Frontier confirmed they would be supporting this joystick, and it works perfectly. As soon as it is plugged in the Elite Dangerous recognises it and the controls are pre-mapped and tweaked, which is great. Everything is as you expect by default, there are plenty of buttons in the right place. Yaw is controlled by twisting the stick and side thruster movement by a paddle on the front of the throttle. The vertical thrusters are then on two small buttons on the throttle, these are probably the trickiest to find quickly.
The control system works well, and is a vast improvement over a controller, especially in terms of immersion. One negative is that there are in total fewer buttons on the...
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
A must have for flightsim and spacesim players.
, 2 Sept. 2015
This review is from: Thrustmaster T-Flight Hotas X Joystick (PC/PS3) (Electronics)
I've bought this flightstick with only one game in mind: Elite dangerous, and I haven't been disappointed. I have also had the occasion to test this with War thunder and Microsoft Flight simulator, with no problems.
While not really a must, joysticks of this type make flightsims and spacesims much more intuitive and enjoyable. You push the throttle stick forward, and you intuitively understand you've accelerated your ship.
Compared to other flightsticks of similar prices, this one seems to be the best choice. (To anyone comparing about the price, keep in mind that a wireless xbox controller is similarly priced.)
The buttons on the stick and throttle are all easy to reach, and the 4-way button on the right joystick maps nicely onto the power distributor in Elite. My one complaint is that for a game like Elite Dangerous, 10 - odd buttons are not enough for all the different ship functions you might want to access without losing focus of the game screen...