Best joystick for Flight Simulator 2020: Feel like you're in the cockpit with these awesome flight sticks

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While there are many different kinds of

flight controllers

on the market, undoubtedly the favourite is the classic joystick. Nothing makes you feel more like a real-life pilot than playing with an authentic flight stick. But what is the best joystick for

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Flight Simulator 2020

? We've taken a look at some of them.

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Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog

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The most trusted elite control system for

Flight Simulator

games is the Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog. This stick and throttles control setup is the most realistic, immersive experience available.

The joystick features 19 action buttons, while the control panel includes a further 15 plus five programmable LEDs. The throttle system includes disengageable afterburner and independent control of two motors.

You’ll forget you’re not flying the real thing!

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Logitech Extreme 3D Pro

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For a simple flight stick that will give you semi-realistic control in 

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, the Logitech Extreme 3D Pro comes in at under £35 for top value.

The precision twist rudder control gives you the accuracy you need, while a comfortable hand grip ensures you stay happy the whole flight. With 12 programmable buttons and an 8-way hat switch, there are plenty of options for customisation available.

Thrustmaster TCA Officer Pack Airbus Edition

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The new Thrustmaser TCA Officer Pack Airbus Edition is an ergonomic replica of the sidestick and throttle quadrant found in the iconic Airbus family of planes.

If you know you're going to be favouring the

Airbus A320neo

in the new game, this is the perfect control setup for you. The stick is ambidextrous and features swappable modules, remappable buttons, rudder controls and more.

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Thrustmaster T. Flight HOTAS X

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The Thrustmaster T. Flight HOTAS X is another fantastic HOTAS flight control system for a reasonable price. This is often cited as the best budget flight controls, alongside the Logitech Extreme 3D Pro above.

The T. Flight HOTAS X is perfect for those who want to plug in and play without worrying about customisation or fine-tuning. It features a detachable throttle, high-precision joystick, weighted base, wide hand rest and internal memory.

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