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flyingscampi
09-02-2004, 07:14 AM
I've got X45 on my home PC and a Cyborg EVO on my rig at work. Now I've got used to both sets of controls I seem to be able to line up a shot much easier with the EVO and now prefer it to the X45 joystick.

As I've assigned about 2000 commands to the X45 joystick and using the EVO with the X45 throttle would mean taking my left hand off the throttle to get to the shift buttons on the EVO I was thinking about getting the CH Fighterstick Pro USB to replace the X45 joystick.

My question is whether anyone else uses the Fighterstick with the Saitek throttle and if you can use both sets of programming software without them falling over each other.

I also have the CH Pro Pedals.

flyingscampi
09-02-2004, 07:14 AM
I've got X45 on my home PC and a Cyborg EVO on my rig at work. Now I've got used to both sets of controls I seem to be able to line up a shot much easier with the EVO and now prefer it to the X45 joystick.

As I've assigned about 2000 commands to the X45 joystick and using the EVO with the X45 throttle would mean taking my left hand off the throttle to get to the shift buttons on the EVO I was thinking about getting the CH Fighterstick Pro USB to replace the X45 joystick.

My question is whether anyone else uses the Fighterstick with the Saitek throttle and if you can use both sets of programming software without them falling over each other.

I also have the CH Pro Pedals.

lil_labbit
09-02-2004, 07:17 AM
Should be no problem as long as both are USB sticks http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Use the X45 + evo combo myself - yes both profilers work http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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flyingscampi
09-02-2004, 07:28 AM
It's not my imagination that the EVO is better than the X45 joystick then? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

lil_labbit
09-02-2004, 07:35 AM
The evo has a decent swivel mechanism for rudder.
Saitek put a rudder-rocker on the x45 throttle for rudder http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif bad bad bad http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif that's why the new model (X52) has a swivel stick http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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flyingscampi
09-02-2004, 08:01 AM
Yep the X45 rudder control sucked. I use it for prop pitch http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

horseback
09-02-2004, 08:25 AM
Personally, I'd recommend a Combatstick over the Fighterstick. While there are fewer buttons, they are more accessible. The Fighterstick has a four-way switch where the cannon button is supposed to be, for Pete's sake.

cheers

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TgD Thunderbolt56
09-02-2004, 09:12 AM
The X45 is a good concept, but it build quality is cr@p. I can't count how many people I know that got one and are now only using the throttle with a different stick (Usually CH btw).

There's just no substitute for solid construction and great customer support when it comes to high-end controllers.

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Tully__
09-02-2004, 09:15 AM
An article about controller installation in IL2/FB, including a section on multiple controllers, can be found here (http://www.airwarfare.com/tech/sticks.htm) http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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El Turo
09-02-2004, 09:25 AM
Started out with the Saitek Cyborg Gold which began wearing out (sloppy center play and a couple of buttons getting iffy) around 12 months of use or so.. so I bought an X-45 which was a great stick after I got used to the VERY stiff springs. However, the stick is notorious for losing center-tension somewhere between 6-18 months and needing replacement. I replaced the X-45 stick with a CH Fighterstick and have been pretty happy with my purchase.

The only two things I wasn't real happy about with the CH-stick were the very LIGHT tension/springs as opposed to the X45 and the odd button/hat placement (as has been mentioned).

I bought a pair of CH Pro Pedals after giving an honest try to get used to the rocker arm on the X45. But, the rocker arm absolutely sucks for fine-adjustment so I bought the pedals. I had an old analog set of Elite pedals but am not tech savvy enough to get those hooked up with all my USB equipment.

So, now I fly with an X45 throttle (joystick shoved in a drawer), CH Fighterstick and CH Pro Pedals. A great combination! If the CH products came with thumb-wheels on the throttle, I'd probably just go 100% CH.. but they don't, so I haven't.

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