Flying Joystick and keyboard is not an ideal solution, the obvious move was to a 'H.O.T.A.S.' "Hands on Throttle and Stick" system. Before the release of the X52, I was looking around at various sticks and the only one that came close to what I was looking for was the Saitek X45 system from Saitek. The major flaw with this set up was lack of twist rudder on the primary controls. Then Saitek released the X52 system which had the twist rudder that I required. Being impressed with the quality and longevity of my current Cyborg X45 stick, I just had to have the new X52 FCS.
X52 comes in 2 parts, the Throttle and Main stick