Originally posted by Getter Robo G
I got the logitech wingman extreme digital 2 years ago for like 40 bucks I am sure it's cheaper now (has USB adapter)
I have a Logitech Wingman Digital 3D. It is so old it has a gameport (but comes with a USB adapter, thank goodness)! I've got this thing before the new millennium, and it still works! I'm starting to have trouble with it, but I think it just needs to be opened up and have the dust blown out. When I got it, it was probably a medium purchase. They sell it under the name Robo G said. It has seven buttons, an 8-way hat switch, throttle control, and stick twist function for banking. It has a big footprint though, but on the bright side, it doesn't move. I find however that mine works better in Freespace without actually running the Wingman software. I have no idea how Logitech sticks are today, but I've certainly got my money's worth out of this one. *looks at stick waiting for it to explode*
I'd like to get pedals someday for banking so it's really like I'm flying. That would be awesome.
I'd suggest doing some research before getting anything. I'm sure the people here have more valuable advice to bestow.
Edit: Just checked the Logitech site, this is the force feedback model, might set you back more than you want. The affordable model looks completely different and sports more buttons. Hmm, Logitech getting lazy now?