The ultra realistic Fighterstick USB from CH Products, the leading manufacturer of joysticks, is compatible with both Macs and PCs and utilizes quality Milspec level industrial components & the latest in flight control technology to ensure the most reliable and accurate simulated aircraft control stick available. With its handle modelled closely on the Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon's control stick, adding a further touch of realism to your gaming, nothing available on the market comes close to this joystick for its military level ruggedisation, features and programmability. With three axis of control and twenty four buttons including three traditional push buttons, one mode switch button, three four direction hat switches and one eight way hat switch, this joystick offers all the primary flight controls and buttons you need to completely immerse yourself into your virtual aircraft of choice. Each of the three axes represents a different vital aircraft function, so you have the ability to control aileron and elevator movement, as well as adjust your throttle settings via the side wheel. This joystick actually features dual rotary trim wheels to ensure incredibly precise adjustment of ailerons and elevators, so you'll have little trouble catching a wire on your next carrier landing, or leading a bandit into your sights in a dogfight. The twenty four included buttons can be mapped to all kinds of controls, including retract landing gear, set flaps, arm weapons, pickle bombs or even for push to talk voice communications. With its three hat switches, one being eight directional and the other two hats offering four directions, you'll find instant view changes a dream, or you could also remap these hats to other needed functions. For instance you might use one of the four way hat switches to control the radar cursor in modern combat aircraft simulators such as Falcon or LOMAC. The Fighterstick USB offers a massive total of one hundred and seventy six programmable functions with the included control manager software! Installation is a breeze, just connect it to an available USB jack and you're ready to go. Ease of use is the key, so there are no drivers to download, the Fighterstick works with both Mac and PC operating systems and the seven foot USB cord makes it easy to position where it is most comfortable and accessible during long flights. Constructed from sturdy components offering years of solid use and with a large sturdy base that keeps it firmly in place during your simulation sessions, there is no better solution for added realism and increased enjoyment of flight simulation titles available. This robust, quality military specification level CH Products joystick offers an industry leading two year warranty and is fully compatible with all Microsoft operating systems from Windows98 onwards in both 32 and 64bit versions. Please note that the included CH Products control manager software is not Mac compatible and this yoke works as USB device only on Mac systems, however you can still reassign or remap the buttons and axis from within most game titles.