Well thought out joystick for those that don't want force feedback, or who want to try flight sims without breaking the bank. Comments do state the plastic does feel a little light & I'd agree, but reviews on Amazon say it can take some punishment.
I can confirm as fully working in Battlefield 2 & far superior to keys/control pad; all major flight sims inc HawX, MS Flight Sim & other such flight sims etc are all supported, this is an ideal affordable beginner/intermediate joystick.
The Aviator features everything you'd expect from a high performance joystick with a rugged, military-style design, rapid response trigger, 8-way hat switch, plus illuminated rocket or missile fire button with safety cover.
Dual throttles: These enable independent control of multiple engines when flying a large bomber or modern passenger jet, or an engine/flaps combination for better control during take-off and landing. The dual throttles can also be locked together for simplicity when flying single-engine aircraft.
Additional controls include 3D twist for precise rudder control whether taxing or in the air, front-mounted instrument panel which includes base-mounted toggle buttons with up and down switching functions, and mode selector to instantly change the Aviator's controls to suit flying scenario. Saitek's programming software means the Aviator offers up to 8 commands which can each be programmed separately.
Saitek Aviator - the authentic aviation joystick for getting the most out of your favorite flight simulation games.
* Rugged, military-style design
* Rapid response trigger
* 8-way 'point-of-view' hat switch
* Thumb button
* Missile launcher with cover
* 3D twist for rudder control
* Base-mounted toggle buttons
* Mode selector
* Dual throttle levers for multiple engine control or flaps/throttle combination