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Old 12-30-2014, 04:36 PM   #21
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If you want any sense of realism, try flying right handed as others have said!

And if you're getting something new, go with a good HOTAS. The ambidextrous sticks posted here aren't really an upgrade over a Cyborg, are they?
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Old 12-30-2014, 07:51 PM   #22
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As a lefty, I also say suck it up and learn to use your right hand. It's worth it in the end, especially as a lot of equipment will only come in right handed versions.
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Old 12-31-2014, 01:34 AM   #23
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Lucky guys! Maybe we had that service in the British Army, but we were just told to shoot with the other hand, I don't remember anything else, but this was 20 years ago.
These days they choose the option which suits the shooter best. I think they use FN F2000's with the ejection port at the front for left hand shooters in the dutch army (not sure though).

OT: I would however try to train yourself using a right handed stick. There are not many left handed options out there. I am left handed myself, but luckely i was used to using right handed controlers from a young age, so i never had any trouble.
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:30 PM   #24
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I'm also a leftie. The best is to get used to it and use the right hand for the stick. Mouse in left, stick in right hand, I actually see it as an advantage (think of the poor other 90% letting the stick go to use the mouse in the cockpit).
i cant believe this... you are cheating...
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:31 PM   #25
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With the current hype on Space-Sims, there are quite some good alternatives for lefties coming up. It depends a lot, though, on how much you want to spend:

https://virpil.com/en/shop/sticks/vp...k-vpc#vina-tab

AFAIK the grip also fits on the TM Warthog-Base:
https://virpil.com/en/shop/grips/vpc...50-lh-grip-vpc


IIRC the Saitek Cyborg Flight Stick also was suited for lefties. I don't know, if it is still being produced, though.
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:50 PM   #26
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With the current hype on Space-Sims, there are quite some good alternatives for lefties coming up. It depends a lot, though, on how much you want to spend:

https://virpil.com/en/shop/sticks/vp...k-vpc#vina-tab

AFAIK the grip also fits on the TM Warthog-Base:
https://virpil.com/en/shop/grips/vpc...50-lh-grip-vpc


IIRC the Saitek Cyborg Flight Stick also was suited for lefties. I don't know, if it is still being produced, though.
oh man what a resurrect we made here lol
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:08 PM   #27
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oh man what a resurrect we made here lol
True. A Frankenthread at it's finest.

I felt it worth a note, though, since the market for left-handed joysticks really changed a lot since then.
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:14 PM   #28
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I've used Logitech extreme 3d and MS Sidewinder FFB2, regular righty versions with my left hand, for many many years. They really aren't all that uncomfortable. As a bonus, I can always have my right hand on the mouse, and use it to do clicky things, or to look around.
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Old 07-19-2017, 11:28 AM   #29
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I much prefer to fly with my left hand on the stick so decided to make my own HOTAS setup via mods.

I use a MSFFB2 stick with the grip changed for a CH flightstick pro grip ie neutral handed, to which I have added 2 extra 4 way hats. I use a Saitek throttle quadrant with homemade handles made from plastic pill containers into which I have mounted 3 5 way switches for use with the DCS A-10. All switches controlled via a Leo Bodnar card. I've also made a right hand collective which is great for Helicopters - love the Huey.

All works great and is much preferable to flying with my Right hand. Also adapting the controls has been very interesting to do.

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Old 07-20-2017, 02:47 PM   #30
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If someone is truly interested in flying then they should bite the bullet and learn to fly with their right hand. Military combat aircraft don't come with left hand sticks.
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