Mad Catz F.L.Y. 5

Originally published at: http://www.mudspike.com/mad-catz-f-l-y-5/
In my desire to take my simming hobby on the road, I’ve been on the lookout for a solution to my portable HOTAS needs – and Mad Catz has just the solution! In my day job, I find myself winging all over the country as an air ambulance pilot. While most of the time my…

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$60 USD is not bad for a stick with all those features: dual throttle, twist stick, sexy as hell… That stick-base connector looks awfully robust too: you could remove/replace the stick a million times and still have good connection. Nice.

The fact that the customization tools are incorporated into the stick base really shows a lot of forethought into this design. Very impressed.

I had one of the predecessors to this stick on the ship for a while. The stick seemed to wiggle a bit above the connection point, but other than that and a loose wire on the rudder pot after a solid year of use and abuse it held up pretty well.