Sorry for resurrecting a very old thread, but I thought I'd post the pic of my joystick $79.99
Joysticks are the way to go, by the way, nice joystick, the hotas arrangement is kool
I use a 3 year old M$ Sidewinder ForceFeedback Pro & I wouldn't give it up for a second. It was the first FF stick on the market & at $149 it was quite expensive. :( Features - 8 programmable buttons 8 way hat switch a shift key doubling each button/switch function rotary throttle twisting stick rudder control
I only use it in vanilla though. I hate the way the helis fly with it ( mouse & keys are much better ) & the jets in DC blow anyway. :D
Joysticks are the best way to fly planes in bf1942. I always use one.