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Jason Bourne
11-18-2004, 08:29 AM
Any body used it yet? im seriously considering dumping my Logitech Extreme 3d pro in favor of the X-52, but i want to know if it really worth the money...

Jason Bourne
11-18-2004, 08:29 AM
Any body used it yet? im seriously considering dumping my Logitech Extreme 3d pro in favor of the X-52, but i want to know if it really worth the money...

aerick2
11-18-2004, 09:59 AM
I'm curious about it too. I'm thinking about upgrading once my X-45 kicks the bucket (which hopefully won't be very soon because I'm broke!).

VF51_Flatspin
11-18-2004, 10:15 AM
Nah, not sufficient changes over the X-45 to whet my appetite - just more bells and whistles. The only real improvement I see is the adjustable hand rest.

BlitzPig_DDT
11-18-2004, 10:28 AM
Are they finally shipping? I'd like to pick up a new X45 on the cheap. Actually, I'd like the 52 really, that's a nicer toy, but both are too ****ed expensive for what they are. I just need a good toy joystick for space games and whatnot, but for the B5 game, massive controls are helpful. And I refuse to use my Cougar and anything except sims.


Flatspin, were you at one time "Elite_Flatspin"?

VF51_Flatspin
11-18-2004, 10:37 AM
Yessir DDT, =Elite= couldn't hold it together so I joined IV/JG51 (VF-51 in PF) our old nemesis squad! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif

Jason Bourne
11-19-2004, 06:22 PM
hmmm, so has no one used one yet?

TAW_BlueDevil
11-19-2004, 06:56 PM
Expensive for what they are? It seems that both the X45 and the X52 are actually inexpensive for what they are. What they are is actually a true programable HOTAS setup. So what other true programable HOTAS setups are available? The Cougar, the CH flightstick/fighterstick +throttle setup, the thrustmaster top gun II and top gun II FF, the X45, and now the X52.

So lets look at these. The Cougar and Ch setups run between $225 to $300. The Top gun sticks range from $60 and $100. The x45 runs about $70 and the x52 about $110-$130. So based on this, the X45 and X52 prove themselves to be very inexpensive for what they are.

boohaa
11-19-2004, 07:12 PM
Well I just purchased one and its going back.Reason is that the stick doesnt register any movement for what appears like the first 1/4 to 1/2 inch.This is when I push the stick left AND also when I push the stick up.Its alright when pushed down and right.

This is crazy to pay what I did and get a stick with defective pots.

I must say though that there is no stiction with the new joystick as compared to the X45.This one is smooth as silk BUT its got bad pots.......Buy at your own risk.

BlitzPig_DDT
11-19-2004, 07:26 PM
Yes, they are expensive for what they are. Cheap plastic arcade joysticks. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

We all have our opinions. I'm just saying I've been "spoiled" and am now jaded to anything else. Thus, I want it only for space games and other arcade things as that is the most appropriate use I can see for them. And $70 is too much for that.

BaldieJr
11-19-2004, 07:40 PM
CompUSA carries them. The store in Louisville KY has two in stock as of 30 minutes ago http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Chivas
11-20-2004, 12:09 AM
I've had mine for a few days and just starting to think I might keep it. It certainly wasn't love at first sight.

The Cons for me
I don't like the Star Wars look.
Its a very large stick with a long throw, which slows your reaction time.
The joystick springs are little light for me but when I modded it with some foam and tape its great, lol.
The joystick it not recognized at times. Although it hasn't happened during a flight.

Pros

The programming options a very nice.
Installation was easy


After installing the mod http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif and little more practice, it may be a keeper.