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Frazer
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« on: January 04, 2011, 08:24:52 am »

The first joystick with hydraulic feedback created by the Dutch firm "Paccus".

I tried it at the Flight Sim Weekend 2010. It felt lurky as I had to give the same force bringing it back to center as pulling it back. What a lame thing I thought.........but at the time I had no idea it was powered off and the force feedback wasn't active!

Still in development at the moment, but hydraulic feedback is actually what I have been waiting for!: http://www.paccus.nl/

(too bad the stick doesn't look that good....)
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2011, 10:04:41 am »

However...the idea is great!
They already have a joystick with hydraulic damping...
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2011, 12:10:50 pm »

It's a concept long overdue in production... but god that thing is UGLY!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2011, 01:22:05 pm »

Looks like a modern faucet... Shocked Grin Anyways is an interesting idea.
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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2011, 07:58:12 pm »

Isn't it  possible to implement the hydraulic system into an excisting joystick? 
It would be nice to purchase  that hydraulics as a modification for your joystick.

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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2011, 09:29:17 pm »

Maybe, I haven't seen the inside of the Paccus HAWK stick though. Hard to say if that is going to be possible.

In the meantime I have had contact with the Paccus firm and they told me that they are working on different types of modules of the hydraulic stick. At first, there will be a side (desk) module, and a ground mounted module. On these modules there will be different grips available, connected through USB (so any kind of button/switch/POV/mini-mouse can be implented).

After that, there will be throttles (with autopilot feedback) and rudders with feedback.

So, good news for all of us I would say!!!
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2011, 01:48:36 am »

Sounds good!
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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2011, 01:56:57 pm »

Sorry just picking up on this post seraching for something else.

I had a play with the stick at Weston, it's very good and very nice feel but still has a way to go. It kept getting stuck in tight G pulls and I thought I was going to break it trying to recover but it's well on its way to being a good stick.
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