Looking for a good HOTAS

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Michionlion

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on: June 21, 2015, 11:00:31 am
So, I'm looking for a good throttle/joystick (HOTAS) combination for play games like Elite: Dangerous, Star Citizen, and others like them.  Price isn't a huge deal, but under $150 would be nice.  Anybody have recommendations they can personally attest to?

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Reply #1 on: June 21, 2015, 12:27:55 pm
All I know about HOTAS are from this article (which, incidentally) isn't in the price range you mentioned. Just thought I'd put it here in case you haven't seen it.

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/09/flying-in-style-with-thrustmasters-450-warthog-joystick/

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Reply #2 on: June 21, 2015, 01:28:21 pm
I think I saw that when it was first posted here, but a good re-read now that I'm looking for one.  Thanks!

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Reply #3 on: July 24, 2015, 10:12:39 am
Michionlion, did you ever buy anything? Today I found this link to Saitec X-55 HOTAS: http://www.pcper.com/news/General-Tech/Saiteks-X-55-Rhino-has-HOTAS

Googling "Saitek X-55 Rhino" actually brought up a lot of hits on Amazon, for one.

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Reply #4 on: July 24, 2015, 04:48:18 pm
Nope, I ended up just letting it fly.  I am moving into college dorms in a month or so, so not sure now is the time for new hardware purchases.

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