Nothing makes a flight or space sim really sing like a hands-on throttle and stick (HOTAS) setup. Thrustmaster’s $US200 ($265) T.1600M FCS Flight Pack combines joystick, throttle and rudder pedals in one lovely entry-level package.
It’s missing the LCD display and a couple of buttons and dials, but otherwise, it’s a fairly spot-on replica. We’ve included an image for comparison purposes, because we’re nice like that.
I once had a Thrustmaster “Top Gun” joystick. Best one I ever had. Got me through 2.5 X-Wing games after I’d broken four on the first one. This new one, though, is a lot nicer.