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bhunter2112
06-23-2004, 06:26 PM
does the saitek x 45 need foot pedals? I am about to upgrade from a microsoft sidewinder 2. anyone with some info?

bhunter2112
06-23-2004, 06:26 PM
does the saitek x 45 need foot pedals? I am about to upgrade from a microsoft sidewinder 2. anyone with some info?

_VR_ScorpionWorm
06-23-2004, 06:29 PM
The X45 has a rocker rudder on the throttle, takes a bit to get used to...or you can spend the cash for some CH Pro pedals.

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LeChuck59
06-23-2004, 06:30 PM
The X45 doesn't, it's got rudder contol built into the throttle. So the question is, do <i>you</i> need pedals? If you dislike the rudder rocker on the X45, the answer is yes. If you're fine with it, like I am, then no, you don't need pedals. The pedals add to the immersion, or so I'm told, but that's another issue.

bhunter2112
06-23-2004, 06:39 PM
thank you for the quick reply. as usual this board is a wealth of info. I will order the controller on amazon.

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
06-23-2004, 07:41 PM
I have had the x45 for some time and I gota admit I really dont get on with the rocker and find it a real pain on take off and landings. Its a great stick despite this and if I hadnt found a cheap pair of ch pedals on ebay I prolly would have continued to live with it. I think though that pedals are an inevitable upgrade for long term flight siming. Once I get my pedals sorted I will prolly set the rocker to control left and right head movement until I can scrape enough cash for track ir as it works pretty well for this function.