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Tintookkie
11-04-2004, 06:10 AM
I want to buy a new joystick. A Saitek X-45 or X-52 would be nice but because I'm gunna have to order online(unseen)I have no idea of the size of these sticks. I've already been caught out buying the HOTAS Cougar, as I can not reach all the buttons on this stick http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
The HOTAS Cougar is a big stick and I have small hands.
How can I compare size? Have any of u guys use or seen both these sticks(Saitek/Couger HOTAS) together to compare size?

Cheers _RAAF_Darby
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Tintookkie
11-04-2004, 06:10 AM
I want to buy a new joystick. A Saitek X-45 or X-52 would be nice but because I'm gunna have to order online(unseen)I have no idea of the size of these sticks. I've already been caught out buying the HOTAS Cougar, as I can not reach all the buttons on this stick http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
The HOTAS Cougar is a big stick and I have small hands.
How can I compare size? Have any of u guys use or seen both these sticks(Saitek/Couger HOTAS) together to compare size?

Cheers _RAAF_Darby
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/Tintookkie/RAAF_Beaufighter480.jpg

-HH- Beebop
11-04-2004, 06:17 AM
I've been blessed with "piano players fingers". I can reach everything on my X-45 comfortably. If your hand is small the X-45 may feel like the Couger to you. I haven't seen or tried an X-52 so can't speak about that stick but would guess it's about the same. Pity there isn't a Best Buy (type) of store near you where you could try one "hands on".
I love my X-45 as it's quite versatile and until I get pedals I can work with the rudder rocker.
Make sure if you order one online that you can return it for a full refund. (not store credit unless you plan on doing a lot of shopping there)