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raidernationPM
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Flight stick, control pad, or mouse/keyboard?
Oct 12, 2016 8:41 PM
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I recently aquired a flightstick, as well as a joypad. i really love to fly, but barely even try it with mouse/keyboard because I suck so bad at it. If I go to the flightstick, can it be used to control tanks as well? Or would the game pad be better? Thoughts?
cactiloPM
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Jul 26, 2017 10:05 AM
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i think it really depends on everyone's playing style
robin3skPM
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Jul 26, 2017 10:45 AM
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Posts: 1812
One is not "better" than the other. Console shooters are technically designed for controllers and are more forgiving on aim, and PC shooters are designed for the precision of aiming with a mouse.

Some may say that it's all about personal preference. Use the one that feels more comfortable.

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As for me, I've been a PC gamer for more than a decade.

If you're using a keyboard / mouse for gaming, NEVER USE WIRELESS DEVICES.

dsrtegl wrote:
It's a similar theory that applies to input lag with wireless devices; wireless mouse, keyboard etc.

Most wireless mice use radio frequency (RF) technology to communicate information to your computer.
And Radio Frequency is in the range of around 3 kHz to 300 GHz.
1 Hertz ( 1Hz ) is one full oscillation in one second. i.e




Radio waves are a kind of Electromagnetic Radiation and thus, they move at the speed of light. Speed of light is around 300,000,000 m/s.
So if you place your mouse at a distance of 1 meter from your mouse receiver, there would be a lag of 1/300,000,000 seconds.

But this off course depends on the quality of mouse that you are using too. In cheaper quality wireless mouses which are made of cheaper materials, you would obviously experience some amount of lag.







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Last edited by: robin3sk Jul 26, 2017 10:54 AM
immrlolledPM
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Aug 01, 2017 6:26 AM
Joined: Jul 28, 2017
Posts: 12
raidernation wrote:
I recently aquired a flightstick, as well as a joypad. i really love to fly, but barely even try it with mouse/keyboard because I suck so bad at it. If I go to the flightstick, can it be used to control tanks as well? Or would the game pad be better? Thoughts?

Are you playing FSX? If yes i can help you with it.