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#1 tarantonio

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 06:58 AM

I'm going to start an a320 home cockpit and i want to know what joystick can i use as a sidestick. I'm looking to the constructor webs, but i can decide. Could you help me?

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 08:30 AM

Check this out:

www.routech.ro

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 10:23 AM

If money is no object: http://www.flightdec...info.php?id=553
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Posted 10 November 2008 - 02:45 PM

View Postouchpotato, on Nov 10 2008, 10:23 AM, said:

does that go into you pc ?
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Posted 10 November 2008 - 05:31 PM

I have a little experience in this department. It may sound crazy as I say this, but if you have some cash for this project, you may want to look into actually purchasing a retired A320 rather than gathering $30,000 in parts that take 1 1/2 years to deliver. (Big mistake we made)

For $20,000 you can buy the flight deck of an A320 at Desert Air Spares. (I believe their site is desertairspares.com, maybe?). Shoot by an e-mail to the guys and see if they have an A320 in stock. Doing the math, if you were not to buy a real A320 flight deck and were to buy stuff from Flight Deck Solutions and Project Magenta, you'd have to pay for the chairs, the rudders, the framework and lights, shell, etc which will be just about $25,ooo. Buying an A320 will get you all of that and the carpet, the cockpit window/glass, authentic chairs/yokes/switches/nobs. Plus the nose, weather radar, comms/radios, and everything else in that nose section worth who knows how much for only $20,ooo. Hey, if you were to sell the radios/weather radar and unessentials you'd probably be able to pay off the airplane buy all together anyways.

I'd say look into that and other options before diving forward - there are a lot of ways to get an authentic and badass A320 sim. Trust me, i've helped make one.

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 05:18 PM

"does that go into you pc ?"

USB plug and play it says.

I wish I had the $$€€ to buy more stuff from Flight Deck Solutions.  :(
I did buy this sidesitick grip that is used for this Pro-M side stick. Cost me only $60. :lol:<discontinued now
The only thing is, it's a DIY.(paint ,drill and wire it ) <_<
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Try http://sim.itra.de/default_en.htm. They have a  sidestick that you can mount on to a joystick.
But it seems it's not in stock at the moment. My order is on hold :mellow:

Anyway good luck with your a320 home cockpit . ;)  My A320 flight deck project is on hold :lol:

Ps: have a look at this bad ass A320 flight deck :blink:   http://www.flightdec..._page.php?id=66
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Posted 12 November 2008 - 04:54 PM

Saitek X52 is sufficient for me : http://www.saitek.com/

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 10:18 PM

How about:

http://www.final-app...fs-cart-FA.html (scroll down, and bottom right). I don't have one, but it looks pretty good.  :P

Maybe airsimmer could team up with a hardware manufacturer and sell a special package with an authentic sidestick AND the software... Most PC joysticks feel too flimsy compared to the real thing.
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Posted 12 November 2008 - 10:53 PM

View PostFlyboy68, on Nov 12 2008, 10:18 PM, said:

How about:

http://www.final-app...fs-cart-FA.html (scroll down, and bottom right). I don't have one, but it looks pretty good.  :P

Maybe airsimmer could team up with a hardware manufacturer and sell a special package with an authentic sidestick AND the software... Most PC joysticks feel too flimsy compared to the real thing.

That would be a good idea as most seem to be GA or Boeing type controls that you can buy. But the downside to this is will enough people buy it to make it worthwhile as I can't see it being cheap
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Posted 13 November 2008 - 08:07 AM

View PostBiggles, on Nov 12 2008, 10:53 PM, said:

View PostFlyboy68, on Nov 12 2008, 10:18 PM, said:

How about:

http://www.final-app...fs-cart-FA.html (scroll down, and bottom right). I don't have one, but it looks pretty good.  :P

Maybe airsimmer could team up with a hardware manufacturer and sell a special package with an authentic sidestick AND the software... Most PC joysticks feel too flimsy compared to the real thing.

That would be a good idea as most seem to be GA or Boeing type controls that you can buy. But the downside to this is will enough people buy it to make it worthwhile as I can't see it being cheap

I think there might be - precisely because it is so hard to find Airbus style controls... But it would only be an option; you'd still be able to just buy the software, if you want to fly your bus with a yoke or whatever  :unsure:
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Posted 13 November 2008 - 09:33 AM

View PostFlyboy68, on Nov 12 2008, 10:18 PM, said:

How about:

http://www.final-app...fs-cart-FA.html (scroll down, and bottom right). I don't have one, but it looks pretty good.  :P

Maybe airsimmer could team up with a hardware manufacturer and sell a special package with an authentic sidestick AND the software... Most PC joysticks feel too flimsy compared to the real thing.

Hi....
how can I buy those airbus sidesticks and the airbus throttle....i don

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 07:05 PM

[quote name='iberia320' post='9762' date='Nov 13 2008, 09:33 AM'][quote name='Flyboy68' post='9753' date='Nov 12 2008, 10:18 PM']How about:

[url="http://www.final-approach.co.jp/FS-Final-Approach/fs-cart-FA.html"]http://www.final-approach.co.jp/FS-Final-A...fs-cart-FA.html[/url] (scroll down, and bottom right). I don't have one, but it looks pretty good.  :P

Maybe airsimmer could team up with a hardware manufacturer and sell a special package with an authentic sidestick AND the software... Most PC joysticks feel too flimsy compared to the real thing.[/quote]

Hi....
how can I buy those airbus sidesticks and the airbus throttle....i don
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Posted 13 November 2008 - 10:37 PM

Well I want santa to bring me one of these for Christmas: http://uk.youtube.co...h?v=9IIWJf8ZYoM
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Posted 14 November 2008 - 12:48 AM

I would use the Saitek Pro Flight throttle. It's very "A320", it has detents for reverse, its black and its CHEAP!

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Also the Logitech Attack 3 joystick is the closest you will find to an Airbus look if you don't want to spend heaps. It's also both left and right handed.

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 02:13 AM

View Postouchpotato, on Nov 13 2008, 03:37 PM, said:

Well I want santa to bring me one of these for Christmas: http://uk.youtube.co...h?v=9IIWJf8ZYoM


Hey, I have that exact one! :P (Took 1 1/2 years to arrive, same with the FMS)

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 12:24 PM

View Postap1190, on Nov 14 2008, 01:48 AM, said:

I would use the Saitek Pro Flight throttle. It's very "A320", it has detents for reverse, its black and its CHEAP!
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Don't you think this one is more for Prop Aircraft?

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 10:27 PM

View PostWestAir, on Nov 14 2008, 03:13 AM, said:

View Postouchpotato, on Nov 13 2008, 03:37 PM, said:

Well I want santa to bring me one of these for Christmas: http://uk.youtube.co...h?v=9IIWJf8ZYoM


Hey, I have that exact one! :P (Took 1 1/2 years to arrive, same with the FMS)
WHERE DID YOU GET IT FROM?!

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Posted 15 November 2008 - 04:58 AM

View PostCapt Eriksen, on Nov 14 2008, 03:27 PM, said:

View PostWestAir, on Nov 14 2008, 03:13 AM, said:

View Postouchpotato, on Nov 13 2008, 03:37 PM, said:

Well I want santa to bring me one of these for Christmas: http://uk.youtube.co...h?v=9IIWJf8ZYoM


Hey, I have that exact one! :P (Took 1 1/2 years to arrive, same with the FMS)
WHERE DID YOU GET IT FROM?!

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Posted 15 November 2008 - 08:21 AM

View PostA32x Flier, on Nov 14 2008, 11:24 PM, said:

View Postap1190, on Nov 14 2008, 01:48 AM, said:

I would use the Saitek Pro Flight throttle. It's very "A320", it has detents for reverse, its black and its CHEAP!

Don't you think this one is more for Prop Aircraft?

It has interchangeable heads, so you can put 2 black and get rid of the other one.
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Posted 16 November 2008 - 11:15 AM

Hi,

here you can see one of the cheapest solution. I`ve bougtht 20 USB joysticks via Ebay for 5
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