@Voice-of-Reason It is a very long haul to October 2022 (I will be 55 years old by then), but I am already looking forward to it. Let's hope that this damn virus has been brought under control by then.
A rheostat has two terminals. A potentiometer has three.
In a rheostat one terminal is connected to the track (usually wire wound) and the other to the slider.
In a pot, there is a terminal for each end of the resistive track and a terminal for the slider.
Rheostats are more common in high current circuits.
I've not used either of those games before, which one is the better of the 2 ?
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Labour or Conservative? United or City?
Of course, which sim to use is much more contentious than music, politics or football, as five minutes in any of the FS forums will demonstrate.
FSX is cheaper (and older) but, other than that, it is horses for courses.
There is a new version of Microsoft Flight Simulator out, but don't expect to see aircraft add-ons as complex as Vulcan for a while yet.