At the moment I have both feet planted firmly in the mud while I look up at you guys in the sky thinking "That looks neat. I wonder if I could do that?"
The last time I sat in front of a PC with a joystick attached it was to shoot at Darth Vader from an X-wing in the early 90's. I have never been tempted back to anything remotely resembling a combat flight sim, or a non-combat sim for that matter, until I read about OFF.
My interest is First World War aviation (and WW1 in general - one book published by Pen & Sword "Die Hard, Aby!"), and I am researching the requirments to set up my PC specifically for OFF.
Is there anybody out there who can recommend a joystick that most resembles the feel and functionality of a WW1 stringbag please? Also, do people use rudder controls or rely on keyboard functions for that? I have read about the Track IR system, which looks good, but I am very ignorant about what's out there in terms of flight sim hardware. A lot of the information I've found so far assumes a good deal of experience and so even the acronyms fly over my head.
I am sure these are questions that have been answered before, so I would appreciate any links to the answers.