I believe that the T1600 FCs is hall based.
Saw this in the One Stop Maplins in Perry Barr for anyone looking for one.
Upper market sticks are hall based - pots wear out eventually. This is pot based I believe. I'd rather hunt for used x55 / x56 instead. I got myself a barely used, supposedly "broken" x56 for that price
Haven't used one of these since I was a kid. Is the main joystick still microswitch based (ie on/off) or potentiometer based (ie variable)?