Reddit mentions of CH Products USB Combatstick

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CH Products USB Combatstick
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Three axis and 18 buttons: X, Y and Z for aileron, elevator and throttle control / 6 Traditional push buttons, 1 4-way hat switch and 1 8-way POV hat switchTotal of 128 programmable functions with Control Manager software (included)Dual rotary trim wheels for precise adjustment of ailerons and elevatorsPlug and Play driverless USB installation with 7 foot USB cable for both PC and MacintoshCompatible with Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 and Mac OSX

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Found 9 comments on CH Products USB Combatstick:

u/HoochCow · 11 pointsr/EliteDangerous

I had a similiar issue, my old stick was naturally a little loose and hyper sensitive, so just resting my hand on it caused it to input roll because it was loose enough that the idle weight of my tiny little hands was moving it. This resulted in having to make the deadzones WAY bigger than I wanted them to be.

If you're in the market for a new controller heres some options from least to most expensive as well as amazon links for buying them.

Xbox 360 Pad: $28

  • Pros: CHEAP, works, comfortable
  • Cons: Not enough buttons
  • I own one and have played Elite with it

    Steam Controller: $50

  • Pros: Cheapish, works, comfortable, plenty of buttons, overly customizable software options to ensure it just works with everything!
  • Cons: Touchpad in place of traditional D-Pad/Right Joystick can be janky in some games and some people just downright don't like this.
  • I own one and have played Elite with it.

    T-Flight HOTAS X: $50

  • Pros: Cheap, well made, works with PS4 if you're a PS4 commander
  • Cons: No mini analog stick.

    Xbox One Controller + Wireless PC Adapter: $63

  • Pros: Upgrade to the 360 version
  • Cons: Wireless, so batteries.

    Thrustmaster T.16000M FCS HOTAS: $108

  • Pros: Cheap for a HOTAS, well made, mini analog stick on throttle.
  • Cons: Mini Analog stick is in a weird place (subjective)
  • I do not own this, but I would buy it if I needed another HOTAS

    Xbox One Elite Controller: $140

  • Pros: upgrade over the standard xbone controller
  • Cons: paddles can't be mapped to unique button presses but instead just can be set to emulate other buttons on the controller

    X-52: $150

  • Pros: Looks like the joystick and throttle in Elite.
  • Cons: No ministick on throttle.

    Thrustmaster Warthog HOTAS: $449

  • Pros: All Metal Construction, very solid piece of hardware
  • Cons: No Ministick on throttle, No Twist Yaw on the stick, HOLY SHIT BALLS EXPENSIVE, your husband/wife might be angry with you for buying this if they aren't into this kinda thing.


    Okay with the all in one box stuff out of the way there are some good mix and match options from CH Products which I'll list below. My current set up is CH Fighterstick, CH Pro Throttle, CH Pro Pedals, + HTC Vive for headtracking (or ED Tracker for headtracking when I don't want VR)

    CH Flightstick: $75

  • Pros: Solid Build Quality, Ambidextrous
  • Cons: Ugly, not a lot of buttons, no twist yaw

    CH Combatstick: $94

  • Pros: Solid Build Quality, thumb button.
  • Cons: Ugly, no twist yaw

    CH Fighterstick: $116

  • Pros: Solid Build Quality, 4-way Hat thumb switch
  • Cons: Ugly, No twist Yaw
  • I own this and this is my primary stick for Elite

    CH Flight Sim Yoke: $120

  • Pros: Can double as a driving wheel!
  • Cons: No triggers, not a lot of buttons, some players have reported yokes don't work well for twitchy flight gameplay like combat.

    CH Pro Pedals: $121

  • Pros: Solid Build Quality, Very Responsive, doubles as gas & brake pedals for driving games!
  • Cons: Pedals are a bit close together, some male players have reported this is uncomfortable, the springs that recenter the pedals are really strong and take getting used to.
  • I own this and it is my primary yaw pedals.

    CH Pro Throttle: $123

  • Pros: Solid Build Quality, very responsive throttle, mini analog stick,
  • Cons: Throttles Physical Range is a bit short, no center indent or tension control, Kinda ugly, mini stick might require high deadzones.
  • I own this and it is my primary throttle

    CH Eclipse Yoke: $201

  • Pros: Good for Flying & Driving, plenty of buttons, and flappy paddles for yaw or gear shifting
  • Cons: No triggers, might not be ideal for combat.
  • I want one.

    Also note that the joysticks and throttles from the Thrustmaster FCS and Warthog can be bought separately making them worth considering as options here.

    FINALLY I will leave you with a word of warning. The Saitek X-55 and X-56 might look tempting, but they have shoddy build quality and will break on you. I used to have an X-55, and I've seen the inside of the X-56 and they both have the same problems. They are a time bomb, do not buy them. Also someone will more than likely eventually comment saying they own one of these devices and have had zero issues out of them, lucky them I hope they never have an issue, but Saitek is known for terrible Quality Control and with the exception of the X-52 buying a Saitek product is not worth the gamble even though Logitech now owns them and is known for great build quality, there are too many items from when Mad Catz owned them floating around in the wild.
u/mbmonk · 3 pointsr/hotas

It probably should be mentioned that the CH combat stick, or any CH stick, does not have the twist capability for yaw. The CH combat stick is made for your right hand. So you will end up with 2 sticks that are for your right hand, so that might be a problem. Especially if you are used to using the twist a yaw. I personally didn't find yaw that important in E:D unless I was using non gimbal weapons. But I am a ED newb.

Should you buy it really depends on the price. Check Amazon for used Combat sticks to at least get a comparison. US Amazon Link:

Will it last? The answer is most likely yes. CH builds the longest lasting products in the market from my understanding. I myself bought a used Combat stick off Amazon. So far so good. It's been about 3 months since my purchase, and the stick works great.

u/-Mockingbird · 1 pointr/EliteDangerous

Quality wise, how does this compare to the CH Products equivalent?

For example:

I've been thinking of upgrading my HOTAS, but from everything I've read, CH Products is superior in quality, though not in looks. Have any advice?

u/battalionier · 1 pointr/starcitizen

The 100$ budget makes this one hard.

here are your options
CH pro Combatstick which is based on the old a10 joystick

other then that you can ebay for a Saitek X45 or X52

VKB and virpil are not going to be close to that price, unless you stop caring about bottons then you can get the vkb gladiator with few button and no replaceable grip . The new Virpil Constellation is going to be most likely more then 100 for just grip and the new low cost base is 200$.

u/Mephiska · 1 pointr/EliteDangerous

CH Products is the answer you were looking for.

  • Fighterstick for $100
  • Pro Throttle for $125

    Done, full HOTAS setup, highest quality parts, great software, for $225. Or swap the Fighterstick for the Combatstick and give up two hat switches for standard buttons and save $20. All without the crappy madcatz saitek glitzy design & cheap plastic.
u/Aezoc · 1 pointr/EliteDangerous

Triple the price gets you a CH Combatstick, which is far superior. The T16000M is great for its price range, but it's not that good.

u/95688it · 1 pointr/starcitizen

they are replicas of real flight sticks, not sci-fi glowy joysticks.

and they are sturdy enough you could probably beat someone over the head with it and go right back to flying.

as for price they are in the middle ground.

$61 for flightstick

$78 for the combatstick

$98 for the fighterstick

it's pretty much the best quality you can get without spending multiple hundreds on a warthog or black mamba

u/Oneiric19 · 1 pointr/starcitizen

Excellent feedback. I am thinking about grabbing the Combatstick for ~$80

But a close friend of mine suggested the Thrustmaster T-Flight for a slightly higher price. ~$95

Which one would you guys go for?