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Atomic_Marten
12-20-2004, 01:31 AM
I have question for you guys that were used used these sticks. Which one is more suitable for IL2 series?

Also, what are the good and bad sides of these joysticks in your opinion?

I currently looking for a new joystick and I'm stuck with these. If you have any other suggestions(some other jsticks), please be free to advise me..http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Atomic_Marten
12-20-2004, 01:31 AM
I have question for you guys that were used used these sticks. Which one is more suitable for IL2 series?

Also, what are the good and bad sides of these joysticks in your opinion?

I currently looking for a new joystick and I'm stuck with these. If you have any other suggestions(some other jsticks), please be free to advise me..http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Tully__
12-20-2004, 02:34 AM
The Evo has a smoother and lighter action. The Evo is twist rudder and the X-45 is rocker rudder. Apart from that the decision is entirely a budget v. features issue. If you want the features of the X-45, you pay the extra money. If you can't afford the extra money, you settle for the Evo.

ChuckSG
12-20-2004, 07:54 AM
Get an evo mate better value for money.
All Joysticks only last about 1-2 years anyway with regular use.

I got 1 and have'nt looked back.
Abosolutely amazing for the money.

Good drivers for the stick.

Your choice though, these are just my opinions, but the missus says i'm a tight git http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Atomic_Marten
12-20-2004, 08:11 AM
Money is not problem in this case. I can get X45 for ~100" and EVO for half that price. Not that I have too much money, just I'm badly addicted to this game and transfer all my available funds for fun there.http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

TgD Thunderbolt56
12-20-2004, 08:17 AM
With that kind of addiction (mine is similar) I'd say get an X45. Then after a year or so of having/using a real HOTAS and it cr@ps out on you, you can get another one. Either an X52 or CH rig.

Personally, I'd go ahead and opt for the CH rig myself and include the pedals. You'll be happier IMO if not a couple hunnerd rubles poorer.

TB

Maj_Death
12-20-2004, 08:36 AM
I prefer the X-45 for its features but the smoother control of the Cyborg and EVO is nice too. My X-45's trigger wore out after 2-3 years of regular use so now I use my Cyborg for the flight stick and the X-45's throttle. It is a good setup and I think I'll keep it this way. I may replace the Cyborg with an EVO though, that looks like a nicer stick.

SeminoleX
12-20-2004, 08:44 AM
I had a X-45 once and gave it away. 'nuff said.

I have been using a Cyborg Gold 3D but replaced it with an EVO about a month ago.

Best stick I ever owned and the price can't be beat.

FB/AEP/PF defaulted the input controls to 100% across the board for roll,pitch, and yaw and with my EVO these settings are fantstic. I have absolutely precise control now and my flying is much improvedand scores are higher. Won't use incremental input settings anymore. With the EVO I can manage straight and level hands off flight...trimmed flight in other words...something previously not possible.

One note of concern. The throttle control on the EVO is centered behind the stick and the movememt is reversed. Down=increased power. This was done I suspect because the higher the throttle control is raised the more the player is likely to accidentally hit it with the arm. In other words...full power and the control is down and out of the way.

Still I don't care much for this because I still tended to accidentially hit the throttle controller lever just at the times I could least afford to...like during carrier landings.

My solution was to transfer the throttle control to the mouse wheel and this is excellent for my needs.

An ideal stiuation would be a X-45/X-52 style throttle teamed up with an EVO. Hint, hint Saitek....but as a lefty I would appreciate a throttle adaptable for right hand use just as most of your sticks are.

3.JG51_BigBear
12-20-2004, 09:20 AM
I bought and Evo about a month ago. Great stick. Fantastic button to dollar ratio http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Wolf-Strike
12-20-2004, 12:33 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SeminoleX:

One note of concern. The throttle control on the EVO is centered behind the stick and the movememt is reversed.
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You can have it so that foward is full throttle.Just highlight and push throttle down in setup.You can make the throttle for any stick reverse in this way.

crozic
12-29-2004, 05:46 AM
The Wargamer posted a review of the evo earlier this year:

http://www.wargamer.com/reviews/saitek_evo/

I happen to be the author, so if you have questions or comments, fire away. I hope this is not taken as self-advertising.

VF-29_Sandman
12-29-2004, 07:49 AM
if u are used to twist sticks, the evo is hella good. rather easy to program if u bother to read the instructions on 'how to do...'.
after awhile, the stick might get a little loose in the pitch and roll, but reducing the 1st slider will solve any and all nose bounce/over-rolling. seems to last as long as a sidewinder also.
had to take my comp to the shop for repairs; turns out i got majorly jacked by mr. murphy; even started to play hell with the joystick with it seeming to spike on the rudders even tryin to kill the rudder. will retest after i get it back.
if u want the features of the x-45 but are 'trained' on the twists...avoid the x-45. the rudder is on the throttle and rather uncomfortable. the x-52 is like the x-45, the difference is, the 52 has a twist stick. if the evo dies, i just might go for the 52.