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IZT
11-28-2004, 02:00 AM
Is this stick good? i used to use a MSFF 2 but it gt spoilt so im planning to get this stick it looks cool. im nt getting the HOTAS stuff coz im kinda like short on cash ahaha. Also should i get force feedback version? is it better than the normal version? (i dun realli use FF too much or at all). Also one mroe thing shoudl i get wireless joysticks? the idea on apper sounds very attractive but i want to know are they like laggy?

TheGozr
11-28-2004, 02:21 AM
I like it.

VF-29_Sandman
11-28-2004, 02:37 AM
good stick. alot better than logi-junk's. easy to program and can fine tune it without having to exit game to do it..just run the game in 'window' mode in the testing. for 40 bucks, cheep.

GerritJ9
11-28-2004, 02:53 AM
I switched from a Logitech Wingman Force 3D to a Saitek Cyborg evo yesterday. Should have done that ages ago- it definitely is a better stick! It is much easier to keep an aeroplane on a steady course, none of the jerkiness I had with the Logitech. Small course corrections are dead easy with the Saitek- even when new the Logitech was not as smooth as the Cyborg evo.
Anybody want a cheap Logitech Wingman????????

Tully__
11-28-2004, 03:02 AM
Best in the price range http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Liquid-Koshed
11-28-2004, 03:48 AM
I used the EVO for the best part of a year with few problems, but before the new drivers it tended to drift so get the new drivers & programming software here http://www.saitekusa.com/usa/down/drivers.htm
Calibration isn't actually necessary with the Cyborg evo. If you're finding that the stick seems uncalibrated then simply rotate the handle in a full circle and this should 'remind' the PC of the stick's calibration.
I have a small increment of dead band in pitch & roll which I assume you know is done in game through hardware set-up then input.the SST programming software is easy to use so you can bind a key/button for teamspeak for example.
Over all it€s a comfortable accurate smooth stick to use but you have to remember to quickly calibrate it before you load up your games.
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/keyriced/cyborg%20evo.jpg

VF-29_Sandman
11-28-2004, 04:52 AM
friends dont let friends fly logitechs http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

SusyCreamcheese
11-28-2004, 05:14 AM
Anybody got the Evo Force version (Gold finish to top plate), if so how do you rate it. I have the Cyborg Force 3D (which can get very hot on its base area) and am considering getting the Evo Force - does this get very hot too or have they improved the force mechanics/electronics?

WOLFMondo
11-28-2004, 06:18 AM
I have one and it works ok, after a year the spring is getting a little loose though and the pads on the bottom aren't great, it slides about all over the place on my desk.

Charlie_52ndVFW
11-28-2004, 07:22 AM
I like both the wireless and Force Feedback versions of the Evo. We did a review on them a few weeks ago. Clcik on the sig and then go to the reviews section.

VF-29_Sandman
11-28-2004, 07:26 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by WOLFMondo:
I have one and it works ok, after a year the spring is getting a little loose though and the pads on the bottom aren't great, it slides about all over the place on my desk. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

there's always superglue to cure that. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Hunde_3.JG51
11-28-2004, 07:46 AM
Great stick, the ability to move the position of the top panel with buttoms really comes in handy. You can really make this stick comfortable and overall it has a great feel to it. Had a Logitech for about 36 hours before I took that back (woeful centering).

My first one did wear out after about 10 months (rudder went on me), so if you can get it at a place like Best Buy they should offer a 2 year warrenty for about an extra $9.00. I asked if I would have to deal with manufacturer if it was still under their warrenty and he said no, just bring it back to store.

Tvrdi
11-28-2004, 08:15 AM
in the price range I think better is <span class="ev_code_YELLOW">Thrustmaster Top Gun Fox2 pro</span>....btw I want to buy Saitek x45 (I know its a great stick) but i wonder is it stable cause his base is small...

Charlie_52ndVFW
11-28-2004, 08:49 AM
The Saitek X45 is stable. The base really isnt 'that' small. It is smaller than the CH Pro gear, but not enough to really make a difference.

I never had a problem with the X45 topping over or being unstable and I am pretty rough on me HOTAS'...

Charlie_52ndVFW
11-28-2004, 08:52 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Hunde_3.JG51:
Great stick, the ability to move the position of the top panel with buttoms really comes in handy. You can really make this stick comfortable and overall it has a great feel to it. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Its funny that before we did the reviews on the two evo units, we didnt know about the adjustable settings. When we pulled them out of the box, we were asking each other, "What the heck are these things.... decoration? Who puts decoration on a joystick?"

Then we saw what they were and we were floored. That is probably the best feature I have seen in a stick in a long time.

Give a simmer the ability to customize and they will be happy. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif