Received my new HOTAS


#1

Looking forward to the F-14 Tomcat this weekend :slight_smile:




#2


#3

I had both that joystick and fleet defender. Ah memories


#4

Holy crap, my grandfather had one of those! Using that to fly against the Red Baron in the original MS Flight Simulator was my gateway drug.


#5

I had a very similar joystick back in the day, I think it was this one:

Edit: link not working, uploaded it.


#6

Hey, don’t use that turbofire button - instaban…


#7

Funny to think that joystick is about ten to twenty years newer technology than the tomcat himself.


#8

“For professional players” – 0/10, would not buy janky kid-game stick without “for professional simulators” on it. Fail.


#9

My first PC stick was QuickShot 2:

Later I upgraded to Gravis Thunderbird (Not my pictures)

I still have the Thunderbird with its Gameport connector, even bought Gameport to USB converter so I could use it on old games. It still works fine after 20+ years!

But even before that I used two sticks from Quickjoy for my Amiga 500. The first one:

and the second Top Star, was really sturdy and had a cool transparent base:


#10

Oooh the quick shot 2!
I also had that one!

In fact I had two, I broke one of them playing Wing Commander. :smile:


#11

Still using the Microsoft joystick I bought twenty? years ago.

Wheels


#12

Oh my goodness! I haven’t seen one of those in years! My neighbour gifted me one when I was a boy. He said it was rubbish but it was fantastic. I had it for a long time and it eventually broke playing x wing vs tie fighter online one night and the sound of the spring inside snapping made such a noise it woke my mum up and got me a right telling off


#13

My first joystick was this:

Used to own C64 “Project stealth fighter” with it!


#14

joystick mine was a carryover from the old atari 2600 for my zx spectrum … good god imagine having just one fire button now days


#15

I played HOURS of Star Wars with that joystick. That and good old Tank Pong. :smile: