"Gr8 Feel in Flight...However the Quality...Sigh..."4.0 starson by AAAAYES
Pros: The width of the stick itself is w i d e & I love it...there is nothing rewarding holding onto a beefstick during combat.
The resistance of the stick movement is good to prevent an emotional over correction of hand movement.
Cons: Lack of quality external parts...
Trigger is laughable...part of the cheap, mass production get it out the door thinking.
Summary: If you just looking for a stick that is without the mechanical feel and play that is so ofter plagued the world of joysticks, this is the step in the right direction.
If your a True to Life - Hardcore Flight Gamer - the quality of the buttons, trigger and the quality of buttons (repeating intentionally) will absolutely haunt you.
For those like me who have been waiting to fly a Spit or a 109e but, haven't been there due to the lack of feel of the stick, this is a fantastic way to get back in.
I do hope they come out with another version that reflective of quality that needs to be done, or someone else will do it.
Sure, there are no labeling for the buttons...I do not care. In a Old War Bird all I need is a trigger, bomb release and a good honest control of the stick and this is where I am sold on this.
Is it worth it? the hype of the magnetic thingy? yes...it is...is this the beginning of a new direction of flight sticks? yes...is this the ultimate stick? no...does Thrustmaster need to redo the quality of this model so that it is taken seriously? oh heck yes...
Is the trigger a cheesy piece of plastic? yes...does it feel like a what a trigger should feel like? no...would I buy this again for the feel of flight? yes I would...