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Considering the uniqueness of heli flying, I'm curious what you guys are using for controls with the Huey specifically. I ask for the Huey because many seem to believe this is the most "lively" of the helis, the one that keeps you on your toes. And fingertips!

 

Did you mod an existing stick, maybe with an extension? 

Did you make your own collective?

 

How does it work for you? 

Do you plan on a different hardware setup in future?

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Logitech Extreme 3D Pro

I use the RPM lever on my Saitek Throttle Quadrant for throttle twist control (left at 100% during all flight).

no mods.

no pedals.

"rudder trimmer" option basically mandatory with the spring twist

working great for years


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Thrustmaster Warthog with default strong springs. I don't often use trim unless I need to type something... so yah.. I have a rather strong right forearm now heh.

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Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback 2 as cyclic. Thrustmaster TWCS as collective. Have a "real" collective on order. 25 year old Thrustmaster RCS as pedals, with removed spring and centering. Even though they are really old, and the quality is not on par with modern standards, they are awesome because of the large travel. Gonna mod them hall sensors and dampening later, and mod them some more.
I like the Huey, but I prefer the Mi-8. Can't wait for the Hind.
Cheers!

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VKB Gunfighter for the Cyclic. It was purchased to replace a Saitek Cyborg X, which wasn’t cutting it in Steel Beasts (A tank sim), both have twist grips for rudder. The Cyborg comes with an inbuilt twin throttle, so I use it as the collective for now, reversed. (Push away to increase lift, in other words).

I am quite happy with it.

 

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Cyclic: ghetto-extended VKB Gladiator II on a Monstertech centre chair mount.

Collective: was a Thrustmaster TWCS throttle mounted vertically to mimic (somewhat) the movement of a collective handle; currently playing with turning it into a collective lever so it's the throttle's guts and handle, some 3D-printed parts, and a whole lot of gorilla tape.

Pedals: MFG Crosswind V2.


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Frankenstein Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback 2 base combined with TM TOP-GUN grip extended by carbon fiber tube (as cyclic). (parts ordered, project to start when parts arrive). Virpil Throttle-CM2 for collective.    Also thinking about upcoming Virpil Helo products (Collective & Cyclic) but not sure production dates and availability (probably not FF however).

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Warthog Hotas with no modifications as cyclic and collective with G27 racing pedals as rudder.
 

I thought after reading the forums I would need to modify the Hotas with a change of springs or an extension but it is very controllable with a stock setup. Maybe from a purists view it is not how helicopter controllers should feel like but I will never fly a real helicopter so will never know the difference!

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