So i've always wanted to get a joystick for flying helicopters in any game I play just because i've always been fascinated by helicopters and wanted a better experience than just mouse/keyboard.
I recently found out that I should get (or at least from what I read) Joystick/Throttle/Pedals for a decent experience. I recently tried the advanced flight model with mouse/keyboard and found that it was just really awkward, and i'd like to be able to get a set that will make it more possible for me.
I don't have a crazy budget. I'd like to keep it under $300.
I was looking at these
CH Products Pro Pedals USB Flight Simulator Pedals ( 300-111 )
and this for the joystick/throttle
Saitek X52 Flight Control System
I feel pretty comfortable with the pedals from what i've read, but i'm just really not sure about the joystick/throttle. I want something primarily for functionality and i'm afraid that i'll get it and it'll end up being too focused on cosmetics rather than how well it performs.
If anyone has any recommendations for either pedals or joystick/throttle combos I would love to see your input.
Thanks for reading.
Also, I would like to eventually try out flight simulators which is a big reason I want these.