Gaming on the PC is not what it used to be. Even though quality games are still coming out for the PC the number of releases have dropped. This could be because of the growing popularity of gaming consoles. Game consoles are easier to maintain, have plug-and-play functionality and you don’t have to worry about the hardware so much. But PC gaming has its own unique qualities that make it perfect for certain types of gaming. Real time strategy is the perfect platform for PC gaming, and so is flight simulations.
Flight simulations entail more investment in the hardware. A zippy computer is important but so is the necessary controllers to make the simulation feel, well, more real. If you’re interested in flying a Cessna Skyhawk and want to really get immersed in the simulation then invest in a really good controller.
Mad Catz has released the official Saitek Cessna Skyhawk flight sim controls. The controls are composed of three components – a yoke (that also has additional buttons at the ends of the controls and a hat wsitch that allows the user to change the point of view when he is flying), rudder pedals and a trim wheel that also functions as the throttle control. The controls are based on the Cessana 172 Skyhawk. This is a great set of controls even at a relatively expensive $500. Just compare it to the fact that if you want to fly an actual Cessna Skyhawk, you’ll have to shell out $300,000 to buy one. The $500 now looks extremely cheap.
The Mad Catz Saitek Cessna Skyhawk flight sim controls is now available and you can even order it online. Mad Catz has a great deal on this control bundle. Order from the Mad Catz online store and you’ll get a switch panel worth $100 for free. That’s a great deal right there.