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BenvZijl
03-05-2005, 05:21 AM
after 5 years of intensive and loyal service my logitech wingman force is dying so i need a new joystick.

any advice from you guys what i should take..
i was planning an Saitek X52(reviews are very very good etc)

BenvZijl
03-05-2005, 05:21 AM
after 5 years of intensive and loyal service my logitech wingman force is dying so i need a new joystick.

any advice from you guys what i should take..
i was planning an Saitek X52(reviews are very very good etc)

S 8
03-05-2005, 05:54 AM
If you pass by a town five miles away from Stockholm,you can get my little used Logitech Wingman Force.I have it in the closet somewhere http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
I use a Saitek Evo for the moment.Works for me.If I just played flightsims I might just get that X52.
Although,I loved my MS Sidewinder 2 stick,which sadly died 1,5 year ago due to inproper handling in a moment of rage.(not from IL2 tho http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif)( hey,I just shoock it a bit in my hands) Shame on me. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

no not again
03-05-2005, 05:57 AM
Hello. There is a large dead zone issue with early serial numbers. Join Saitek forum for details. If you can buy from somewhere that will let you test the stick then dont hesitate as the stick has a lot going for it and I am looking forward to getting it back from Saitek tech support,
Bye

ZappaTime
03-05-2005, 06:07 AM
I've had a Saitek Evo Force for a couple of months (and a Saitek Cyborg 3D Force before that for a couple of years and it still works OK - but I drooled over the Evo Force at the Blackpool FlightSim show - it was locked away in a cabinet!It was luv at first sight!)
The feedback is a little more subtle on the Evo Force but still very effective - particularly the jolts from hits on your own aurcraft in PF etc)
It has (fully programmable) 6 buttons on the base, 5 buttons + trigger + 8 way hat on the stick, twist axis for rudder and a centralised throttle control in front of the stick, that's flush with the base when at zero.
What makes it better too over most other joysticks, including the Cyborg, is that there is buit-in adjustment on the stick's palm rest height/handedness and the angle and off-axis tilt of the main fire buttons on the stick - particularly handy if youre left handed or have short fingers/small hands/long fingers/long hands or whatever combination your genes threw at you!.
The axis and tilt adjustment on the 3 weapon buttons group is particularly impressive. If you shop around you can get it for about 46 in the UK, PC World had it on offer, 20 off, when I got mine. Its nicely finished,stable.........and last but not least it has small cool blue lights that display when powered up!
Z

BenvZijl
03-05-2005, 08:30 AM
well i just ordered the X52 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
will get it tuesday/wednesday(until then it's still with my dying wingman force)

Urufu_Shinjiro
03-05-2005, 10:18 AM
let us know how it goes. I love my X52.