No problem! Glad to be of assistance, and hope you get to experience VR soon.
As a suggestion.... WARNING: Sales pitch! WARNING:
👉GOOGLE EARTH, a free app, has astounded friends and family in VR. Good starter for a newbie. Yes... simple olde Google Earth... and it's FREE, As well as Steam's 👉THE LAB. It will BLOW>>> YOU>>>>AWAY>>>> maybe, and it's free! Both have astounded and made fans of VR immediately upon viewing & playing. Did I remember to mention... that they are both FREE? One perk for VR... free stuff. Free stuff can be good.
And as far as a HOTAS for me.. (though you didn't ask me 😪 ) ..JK...
I use the Saitek (now Logitech) X-56. Mainly as it was far cheaper than the Warthog and it was designed with ELITE DANGEROUS in mind. Game I was obsessed with.. and will be again, once I get more time to get involved.
The X-56 is with it's flaws though. I have owned more than enough of them to pay for one Warthog and then some. I believe seven total? I will have to count. I currently have three in use, one per PC and one backup.... I know TMI... but I'm getting there...
So, the reason for so many, is that they haven't been life long companions... IE they may fail, within a year, (on the Saitek Version, NOT sure about Logitech... yet)
This is due to fragile wiring ribbons in the throttle that would fracture from use. I will guess extreme temperature changes may have contributed. I do prefer to keep my house cold. So yeah, it would break from about seven to eight months of minor use. It's not like I'm wailing on the throttle, slamming it from 0-100%! No, this is gentle gradual input like all good pilots. I am currently using a Logitech and it has lasted longer, but I am in a more moderated temperature zone for this PC. It's been running good since March of 2017. At least Saitek was very good and fast on the warranty replacements. Logitech, I hope not to have to use the warranty. We will see. Actually I think it may be expired........ Hmmmm
Not to dissuade you from the X-56, as I do like it. (obviously SEVEN... sheesh) And I do prefer the control configuration over that of the Warthog setup. It has these two fantastic little thumb joysticks/buttons on the X-56 that are perfect for thrusters in Elite, can't ...errrr... WONT play Elite without them. IL2...not quite as useful, one I have for a blip switch, and the other... uh.... something...
BUT! , I will get Warthog some day. Probably next spring after I move and get settled. I have wanted one from reading reviews and seeing the vast majority seem to like it... A LOT. And they better for that price.
So.... there you go... I'm not so sure I was as helpful this time. So to sum it up after you wasted that minute of your life reading all this feldercarb. The X-56 is cheap...er , but may not be as good as the Warthog. Yeah, don't you wish you saw that at the start? Could have saved a moment. Now ask yourself, why are all the fun toys so dam ned expensive?