Hey Ceowulf, great to hear you got it and you seem to be very happy with it !
I tried all three extensions initially but quickly changed to 15cm. I was used to 10cm on the Warthog so I felt going up to 15cm was enough. It feels about right for a WW1 plane.
For anyone thinking about extensions I find you get used to them in a few hours of flying, and I'm sure you'll be comfortable with your 22.5 soon enough if not already !
Still got the 'smooth' Cams in - stupidly the pre-fitted ones are the only ones I never tried, but if they have any sort of a klunk I'll stick with the smooth ones.
I'm just about used to the stiffness at the peripheries, only slight concern is the strain that puts on the desk mount (mainly x-axis).. but you have a different mount anyway.
And still using the lightest springs, to minimise the outer stiffness with the cams I'm using.
I still think the WH grip is more comfortable, button layout slightly better, but I'm not complaining too much it's fine.
The top 3 thumb buttons are a bit of a stretch for me, and on the WH the main thumb 4-way was offset to the left which I preferred - I'm still activating 'outside view' (right) by mistake sometimes when I wanted 'zoom in' (up). That can be off-putting in the middle of a dogfight !
Not found a use for the 'brake lever' in WW1, but the pinky button I use to 'reload'.
Overall it's improved me, no doubt.
I fly anything and everything in RoF, but my main loves are currently Pup and Camel. Not easy to handle flying in full turns and on the edge of stall speed.
For years now my WH's have all been slacking in the center, as well as the handle rotating - this made holding stick position difficult, and the slightest movement when holding a Sopwith at stall speed you've lost it.
The T50 is smooth and precise, and I'm rarely stalling now. Still once in a while under extreme pressure - so always room for improvement !
Combined with good quality pedals, could be about the best virtual flying experience around just now.
(Although I expect the VKB's to be as good).
I would certainly advise anyone thinking of splashing out on a stick to steer clear of the WH, in favour of the T50.
As I said, anyone in the EU thinking about it should check for Import Taxes.