Well, perhaps I missed the poll, but I'll throw my two cents in anyhow as I signed up for the forums just now in order to ask about the progress of the left handed Kosmosima with Gladiator Upgrade Kit Lite, and the MCG Pro twist grip - the two remaining things I need to finish my dual stick setup! I've got funds set aside to buy both as soon as they are available!
I fly dual stick (or HOSAS if you prefer that term) in Star Citizen (and Elite when I play). I have been through a variety of other sticks, and finally found VKB hardware to be the perfect balance of capabilities, quality, and price. So now I fly with my Gladiator (non pro) with KG12 on the left and my Gunfighter with MCGPro on the right. To do this I had to (temporarily I hope) give up my right stick twist axis. I used to be pretty good with twist on both sticks. Now, after what seems like a year with rudder pedals and no twist on my Gunfighter/MCGPro, I still suck.... Soon to change I hope.
My preferred setup for left stick:
[*] y - strafe forward/back (I also like to have the option of linking throttle to the "plus y" axis so that my forward strafe and throttle are united fluidly)
[*] x - strafe left/right
[*] z twist - strafe up/down (clockwise is up, counter-clockwise is down)
[*] throttle wheel - the Gladiator base throttle is handy for fluidly setting throttle levels when I am not using strafe inputs i.e. at cruise speeds. It would be amazing to have a small analog scroll-wheel-style throttle accessible to my thumb on the Kosmosima so that I could adjust that without letting go of the stick.
My preferred setup for right stick:
[*] y - pitch (I invert this so that pulling back is pitch up and pushing forward is pitch down)
[*] x - yaw
[*] z twist - roll (I've grown up flying space sims so twist-roll has always fit my style of flight. I have spent over 25 years flying sims this way - now anything else just doesn't feel right!)
As I mentioned above, I am no where near as good with my rudder pedals as I was with twist on both sticks. Rewiring 25 years of right-hand-twist-to-roll just is not happening so far (though I keep trying as I mostly-patiently await the twist adapter release!)!
Some say twist on the right reduces firing accuracy. This is exactly opposite of the facts for me. I actually use tiny right-hand-twist-roll adjustments to refine my aim and bring shots in on target. My feet with pedals are just not capable so far of the coordinated fine-motor adjustments for that function. The twist-roll movement happens so unconsciously that I often still find myself twisting the MCGPro (even though it has no twist) for several seconds before I remember I have to do that with my feet for now till I get the adapter! I recognize this won't fit the use-case for some folks, but for me it is the best by far.
All that last bit is to say, dual sticks with twist are a necessity in Star Citizen for me.
Whatever company offers that capability at a high quality and reasonable price gets my support (and hard-earned cash)! Right now, VKB is that company! Loving it (or will be with the twist adapter soon I hope)!
Having a small analog scroll wheel (that has a tiny center-detent) on the Kosmosima grip would be an awesome bonus!
Keep up the good work, VKB!