Think about the Thrustmaster HOTAS warthog your initial choice as a flight simulator
Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog adds a lot of immersion to the excellent DCS: A10C Warthog (Pc DVD) which are wholeheartedly suggested by sim gamers. This stand-alone Hands-On throttle and stick Warthog joystick comes from the creator of the original HOTAS concept and the worldwide benchmark flight sim controllers: the HOTAS Cougar and the HOTAS Warthog.
Like the Cougar (a F-16 HOTAS replica) the Warthog Manage Column and PCL (Power Manage Lever) are constructed in metal, but the Warthog attributes a series of switches and buttons on the PCL base to operate engines, autopilot and couple of other functions of the simulated aircraft with out having to rely on the keyboard.
The left hand rests much much better on the Cougar PCL but the Warthog Manage Column is more comfy.
The Warthog PCL lacks dedicated radar controls, so the Cougar is much better suited for fighter planes (or something with a steerable radar array) nevertheless the double PCL axis thrustmaster hotas warthog is a must for any twin-engine aircraft and the radar functions can be recreated by way of present buttons.