A fan turns the controllers of PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch into a flight joystick


Thanks to 3D printing, you can pilot the Star Wars: Squadrons ship in a realistic way using your controller.


With the release of Microsoft Flight Simulator , many users became interested in existing flight simulation hardware . Joysticks, pedals and other elements make the experience much more immersive , but it is clear that not everyone can afford to make those investments or there are simply people who do not have much space to place them.
A fan, Akaki Kuumeri , has thought about all these questions and made some designs to print them with a 3D printer that turn our controllers for PlayStation 4 , Xbox 360 , Xbox One or the Nintendo Switch Pro into a small flight simulator , saving the distances. The result is simply brilliant and you want to try it to see how well this invention plays.
A fan turns the controllers of PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch into a flight joystick

In the video that accompanies the news you can see how the creator uses the peripheral in the DualShock 4 , but as we say, there are versions for other controls. You can find everything you need to print this gadget in the official post that the author has opened on Thingiverse . All parts are made to fit together easily and greatly facilitate the manufacturing process.

The first version of the invention had a joystick plus accelerator , but as the video shows, now there is also a version that introduces two joysticks and up to four triggers . This is perfect for video games in which we have to shoot with our aircraft. The gadget is attached to the control sticks, the R1 and L1 buttons on the DualShock (and equivalents on the other controllers) and the triggers.

Of course, as the inventor demonstrates in the video, playing Microsoft Flight Simulator or the recent Star Wars: Squadrons with this peripheral enhances the experience . A more economical and personal way to adapt the specific hardware to the controllers that we all have at home if we have any of these consoles.