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Old 12-13-2014, 02:44 PM   #1
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Default Left handed stick recomendation please

Hello,
So ya I am a lefty living in a right handed words and am open to input re a new left handed or dual left/right adjustable stick.
I currently have a Saitek Cyborg Evo Force USB that I bought second hand, its ok but think time I got a nice new one.
So recommendation please.
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PS I fly DCS F15, A10, and FS x heavy jets.
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Old 12-13-2014, 02:48 PM   #2
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Just something to keep in mind. RL pilots, whether left handed or right handed, all use the same hardware. This means that in those military jets, it is right hand on the stick and left hand on the throttle.
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Old 12-13-2014, 02:51 PM   #3
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im a left handed too but im flying many years with my right hand on stick
without any problem at all
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Old 12-13-2014, 05:30 PM   #4
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From my memory of flying real planes (not fighters) I took the left hand seat and throttle was on my right. I guess its what you get use to, but problem is I am VERY left handed. Also my desk layout is stick left hand and teach yourself how to fly F16 manual my right.

So any ideas/recommendation for good left handed stick please?
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Old 12-13-2014, 08:03 PM   #5
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True for civvie planes. But its like asking for an automatic rifle with the ejection port on the other side, it just doesn't happen.

Best in memory was some saitek multi sided one but I wouldn't recommend it, i'd only recommend getting used to the way it is and avoiding your disappointment by redefining your expectations..
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Old 12-14-2014, 12:46 AM   #6
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Perhaps this is of use?

http://www.reddit.com/r/EliteDangero...hinking_about/

Don't know if the following is still active\available, contact to ask.

http://www.ch-hangar.com/forum/index...anded+%2Bhotas

and this one which is more recent

http://starcitizen.mmmos.com/?p=view...-a10c-joystick
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Old 12-14-2014, 05:32 AM   #7
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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 struggled at the begining but muscle memory develops quickly, so no problems nowadays.

It also helped a LOT when I started to fly gliders IRL, it felt relatively comfortable since day one. Since trim and airbrake controls are on the left side, you need to fly the approach with the right hand on the stick.

I would appreciate a good left handed friendly gaming mouse though...
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Old 12-14-2014, 05:59 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pikey View Post
True for civvie planes. But its like asking for an automatic rifle with the ejection port on the other side, it just doesn't happen.
Sorry I'm OT, but we (ex Australian Army) had the option of left or right handed ejection ports for our F88 Aus Styer (Australian version of Styer AUG). It was a fairly easy conversion done by the unit level armorer.

However I also recommend getting used to the 'right-handed' setup because it's more realistic and it will be a lot cheaper for you. I have trained myself to use my mouse left handed for DCS clickable cockpits and I am even getting pretty good with pressing left mouse button with my left ring finger, which I found very hard at first.
Further OT if anyone knows a way to swap left and right mouse buttons on individual mouse devices I would love to know how. So far I have only found global swap setting so my right hand mouse gets swapped as well as my left.
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Old 12-14-2014, 11:04 AM   #9
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Have a look at the Razer DeathAdder mouse for a good left hand unit and sorry, can't help with a LH joystick.

throttle in the left, mouse in the middle and joystick on the right, with the keyboard tucked up on a sliding tray underneath (I learned in an office - mouse in the left and pen in the right)
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Old 12-14-2014, 03:49 PM   #10
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I am a south-paw too. Played flight sim this way since F16 on the Commodore 64 in 1987! Two months ago, when I got my first throttle and HOTAS, and decided to become a big boy and fly the way real pilots do. The reward was immense, and now feels as natural as ever.

Do it!
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