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LuftWulf190
07-07-2005, 03:24 PM
I am really kinda getting tired of the Logitech FFB stick I got afew months ago, it's FFB function does not always work, and it seems like it's more trouble then anything.

What about this Joystick set up?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16826102507

Tallyho1961
07-07-2005, 03:56 PM
I'm partial to the earlier, but no less sophisticated, X45. Many like their X52's - I can't get past the science fiction styling. Also, the X45 is about two thirds the price of an X52.

And frankly, If you're not going the top-drawer CH or Cougar route I think an X45 is an excellent choice. Once you fly with any HOTAS I'm convinced you'll never go back to a plain stick.

You can program virtually all of your flight controls to a HOTAS and will find yourself flying with your hands on a throttle and a stick, instead of on the keyboard.

Now that's immersion http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

LuftWulf190
07-07-2005, 04:08 PM
and immersion is exactly what I am looking for.

BPLIzard
07-07-2005, 05:26 PM
Hunter has been selling the X-45 in his site for 63 bucks.

https://magnum-pc.securewebsiteserver.net/product_info....c40ec778809a06357488 (https://magnum-pc.securewebsiteserver.net/product_info.php?cPath=84&products_id=320&osCsid=69e4d390321fc40ec778809a06357488)

knightflyte
07-07-2005, 07:52 PM
I'll throw a few pennies into the til, here.
I used to own the Logitec Wingman too. (great FF in my opinion) I now have an X45 and a Saitek CYBORG Evo Force. They're run in conjunction so I can use Force Feedback with the HOTAS.

The X45 has a rudder rocker instead of the twist rudder you would be used to with the Logitec.

Using both 'RUDDER SYSTEMS' I prefer the twisty version of the X52 or Logitec. Given the new FM's need to use rudder I'd recommend the X52 over the X45. I even went back to the X45 for a few hours just to check the convenience of twisty stick versus rudder rocker. Twisty is better by far.

Tallyho1961
07-07-2005, 08:40 PM
Ok, a few more pennies from me:

If you can possibly afford it, get rudder pedals. I held out for months, figuring it wouldn't make that much of a difference. I got used to the X45 rocker, in fact I started to like it. Then came 4.01 and the need for greater control over your rudder. Plus, I took a couple of flying lessons to see what the real thing feels like.

Just after 4.01 was released I got my pedals and man, are they great. The feeling of controlling the rudder with your feet is terrific. Weird at first, just like the real thing, but great. If you're looking for immersion, and the funds aren't an issue, go there.

Finally, throw in a TrackIR unit and you're all set. Of course, none of this stuff will make you a better pilot, that's a question of aptitude and practice, both of which I lack, but man is it fun learning.

han freak solo
07-07-2005, 09:17 PM
Originally posted by Tallyho1961:
Just after 4.01 was released I got my pedals and man, are they great. The feeling of controlling the rudder with your feet is terrific. Weird at first, just like the real thing, but great. If you're looking for immersion, and the funds aren't an issue, go there.

Finally, throw in a TrackIR unit and you're all set. Of course, none of this stuff will make you a better pilot, that's a question of aptitude and practice, both of which I lack, but man is it fun learning.

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Hunter82
07-08-2005, 11:01 AM
We'll have the X52 in stock early next week. Our shipment was supposed to be here earlier this week but the holiday messed up some shipping... In any event we will be $95 for the X52. It will on the site this weekend and shipping early next week

Thanks for the support Liz !

horseback
07-08-2005, 03:30 PM
By all means, get yourself some rudder pedals.

I went from the very good Microsoft Sidewinder Precision2 to the superb CH Products CombatStick and Pro Pedals, followed shortly after by the Pro Throttle, and I ain't never going back.

The pedals, though, are the key, especially with the 4.01 patch FM. Can't imagine doing without 'em now.

cheers

horseback

PriK
07-08-2005, 03:40 PM
Once my MSFFB2 breaks down to the point I can no longer fix it myself I will buy...

Another MSFFB2 on ebay.

I don't think I could fly without the subtle resistance of speed and the wind not to mention riding the edge of a stall. As far as immersion goes you might as well poke out one eye than fly without the 'feel'. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

But that's just me.

BPLIzard
07-08-2005, 04:51 PM
I agree with PriK, aka Charvel, aka Ghe.... nevermind.
I have an MSFFB2 stick and the X-45 throttle combination and I swear by it. Microsoft sent me another stick before they've stopped its production so I'm good till I reach retirement age.

Beirut
07-08-2005, 06:57 PM
I have a MSFFB2 and I think it's great. But as soon as I can find the X52 system here in Quebec I'm going to get it. I'll just switch sticks every once in a while. I love the FFB, but I want that serious HOTAS action too.

It's all about fun.

Arms1
07-09-2005, 01:30 AM
Originally posted by Hunter82:
We'll have the X52 in stock early next week. Our shipment was supposed to be here earlier this week but the holiday messed up some shipping... In any event we will be $95 for the X52. It will on the site this weekend and shipping early next week

Thanks for the support Liz !

great news!!! i guess after asking you the same question weekly for the last 6 months i get to be at the top of the shipping list! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif