Take a look at this post:
Somehow I haven't even posted it properly yet, but it works =) You can stack any amount of axes you want, hell, you can fly a Stratocruiser with it :D The cool thing is, it has analog reverse support (secondary axis with a programmable threshold can be assigned for each potentiometer) also it is super easy to make.
How about flying formation with your bride?) A perfect way to justify the 2nd one! :D
I once talked my friend into flying the 172 on autopilot in FSX (she had no joystick lol), has been quite fun, I even managed to almost land her :D:D:D