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GEO-oNe
05-22-2004, 03:48 PM
I have a Logitech Extreme 3D Pro but the twitst is messed up. I need a new joystick so could you guys tell me what u have and how long youve had it?

GEO-oNe
05-22-2004, 03:48 PM
I have a Logitech Extreme 3D Pro but the twitst is messed up. I need a new joystick so could you guys tell me what u have and how long youve had it?

_VR_ScorpionWorm
05-22-2004, 03:52 PM
X-45, runs $80US. Cant remeber how long Ive had mine but its been quite a while. Works like new, even after daily use. Only problem is the rocker rudder. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-mad.gif Wish I had rudder pedals, but they cost soo much and with a new baby here it will be awhile before I get to see a pair. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

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horseback
05-22-2004, 04:38 PM
I have been playing Il-2 Sturmovik and Forgotten Battles since November of 2002 with a CH Products Combatstick and Pro Pedals (both USB). I added the Pro Throttle about six months later, and have had no problems with any of them.

I wore out a couple of Logitek sticks and had been using the Sidewinder Precision 2 before getting the CH rig. Given the amount of time I've put into the game, the CH Products are a good investment.

cheers

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ThanasisK
05-22-2004, 05:05 PM
Saitek X-45. Perhaps not the best money can buy but IMHO the best value for money. Got one 3 months ago, never looked back.

Destraex
05-22-2004, 09:54 PM
HOTAS Cougar, makes it a bit harder to fly than the plastic sticks imho

TgD Thunderbolt56
05-22-2004, 10:15 PM
CH Flightstick Pro (it's a great lefty stick), CH Pro throttle (axis reversed and turned upside down for my right hand), CH Pro pedals and TrackIR1.

I know TrackIR isn't a stick, but it IS an integral part of my controller setup.



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lil_labbit
05-22-2004, 11:11 PM
I had that Logi$ucks thing (still have... IN PARTS) man get a REAL stick - that thing is real ***** ya know (don't bother to guess - I put in stars - can't say how **** it is anyway).

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X45 is REAL GOOD (throttle I mean) - but X52 is on the way and should be FAR better - the rudder rocker on the x45 Su*ks - the stick s*ucks too -(yah I can spell even WITH filters...) - though you can make it better some - I'd advice a Saitek Cyborg Evo - but wait a while and you'd be able to buy a Saitek Cyborg Evo FFB http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I'm gonne... X52 too http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif

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Dutch60
05-22-2004, 11:23 PM
I use these control devices:

http://home.planet.nl/~elzer033/input/ch_usb_hotas.jpg
http://home.planet.nl/~elzer033/input/track_ir2.jpg

And I am very happy with them. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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Agamemnon22
05-22-2004, 11:31 PM
Logitech Strike Force here. Nothing really spectacular about it, but nothing to complain about either. I don't know if I could go back to a non-FFB stick though. I find it really helps with riding on the edge of a stall.

3.JG51_BigBear
05-23-2004, 12:28 AM
When the Il-2 series was first released I had a crappy logitech stick. A few months later I bought my trusty old Microsoft Force Feedback Two. I'm often tempted newer, sleeker looking sticks but I just love mine so much I can't let go. I enjoy the strong forcefeedback and the base is nice and heavy so I don't have to hold the stick down with one hand or velcro it to my desk or any of that other ****. It also appears to be made out of some sort of indistructible material because its been bashed around a few times and I've logged countless hours with it. Of all the joysticks I've ever had its definitely my favorite.

Bearcat99
05-23-2004, 12:53 AM
I use a MSFFB2 in conjunction with a Saitek X45, CH Pro USB pedals and Track IR. FB supports multiple controllers. The X45 stick makes a great button bay. I use the FFB for flight controls and weps.

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pourshot
05-23-2004, 12:53 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Destraex:
HOTAS Cougar, makes it a bit harder to fly than the plastic sticks imho<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Destraex check your private topics.

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RevvinUK
05-23-2004, 01:26 AM
I use a CH Products setup comprising of a USB Fighterstick, Pro Throttle and Pro Pedals (also have a CH Flight Sim Yoke for flying bombers and the P38 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif ) I also use a TrackIR 2.

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ASM 1
05-23-2004, 04:06 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BigBear84:
When the Il-2 series was first released I had a crappy logitech stick. A few months later I bought my trusty old Microsoft Force Feedback Two. I'm often tempted newer, sleeker looking sticks but I just love mine so much I can't let go. I enjoy the strong forcefeedback and the base is nice and heavy so I don't have to hold the stick down with one hand or velcro it to my desk or any of that other ****. It also appears to be made out of some sort of indistructible material because its been bashed around a few times and I've logged countless hours with it. Of all the joysticks I've ever had its definitely my favorite.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

My road into PC joysticks started with an "el cheapo" Quickshot something or other... four buttons and a throttle wheel. When I got IL2FB I went and bought a MS Sidewinder Precision Pro 2 - excellent stick. However, I quickly realised that I should have bought an FFB2...so In june last year, I did, just as I heard that MS were discontinuing their line of sticks... (WHY?) http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif It has been excellent and is still working faultlessly - have just bought another (to replace the Precision Pro 2, which I gave to my nephew after some serious "use")as back up from ebay and it looks to be solid as well - buttons are nice and "tight" as a new stick should.. has a few slight scratches probably from handling/packing but overall... that'll do me!

Hope to add a Saitek X45 throttle to this one day... maybe they will start going a bit cheaper now the X52 has been announced http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

S!

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AusDerReihe
05-23-2004, 06:06 AM
HOTAS Cougar w/ Elite pedals. THE most precise stick i've ever had. I was fortunate enough at some point to be in a finacial position where cost wasn't an issue, so i got it. Had the X-45 before this one, which was very good IMO, but the stick was just too small for my very large hands. i even liked the rudder rocker on the throttle, which doesn't seem to be the case with other owners.

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Beirut
05-23-2004, 09:36 AM
I use a MS FFB 2 and love it. Works great.


Bearcat99,

How do you get a separate throttle to work alongside your FF2?

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Black Sheep
05-23-2004, 09:44 AM
HOTAS Cougar; my gunnery skills have increased in leaps and bounds since I bought it, it is the most precise stick I have ever owned.

No rudder pedals at the mo intending to buy a pair of Simped pedals in a few months.

Lav69
05-23-2004, 10:09 AM
X45, Ch Pro pedals, and TrackIR Pro3 and I suck A$$. But I'm a noob and learning everyday. The wife is cool and didn't fuss too much, so I was able to buy these toys. I think the X45 is a great buy for the money.

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Inadaze
05-23-2004, 10:11 AM
Saitek Cyborg FFB, had it about 2 weeks. It's very precise and has good force feedback.

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Copperhead310th
05-23-2004, 12:04 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GEO-oNe:
I have a Logitech Extreme 3D Pro but the twitst is messed up. I need a new joystick so could you guys tell me what u have and how long youve had it?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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NegativeGee
05-23-2004, 12:31 PM
I have a Cougar... its' ok http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Oh, and some gameport CH Pro pedals just because I really like invoking my wife's wrath.

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MosDef_99th
05-23-2004, 07:30 PM
Logitech 3d extreme pro...3rd one from the company..new ones wear out pot's really fast

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YouthInAsia
05-24-2004, 12:45 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GEO-oNe:
I have a Logitech Extreme 3D Pro but the twitst is messed up. I need a new joystick so could you guys tell me what u have and how long youve had it?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Bought a Saitek X45 setup about two weeks or so back, in combination with TrackIR3 Pro and a new desk to fit all of this on (!) it works a treat. It's a bit of a challenge getting used to a new flight stick/throttle *and* a TrackIR device, but it's all falling into place. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

CaptainGelo
05-24-2004, 12:47 AM
I had my Microsoft Sidewinder precesion 2 for 3 years now..great joystick http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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panther3485
05-24-2004, 03:15 AM
Hi all,

HOTAS Cougar with ELITE pedals. I'm happy with this combination.

panther3485

ednavar
05-24-2004, 03:54 AM
Hotas Thrustmaster F22 with digital upgrade and elite pedals. You can get them on ebay for a fraction of the cougar and they are still quite impressive.
S!

SeaFireLIV
05-24-2004, 04:07 AM
I was using the Logitech 2.3 Cordless and previously had the 3D Logitech. I had grown used to the constant profiling and it was a pretty good stick.

But I recently bought a Sidewinder FF II stick (even though MS have stopped making them), that was on special offer- and what a stick. Smooth, responsive. The only fiddling I needed to do was adjusting the FF effects -which are slightly off-putting at first but great when you are used to it.

The Sidewinder is big and heavy (which I like) and feels like a real man`s stick. I`m gonna have to tighten the screws to my desk though as the shaking is popping out all it`s screws! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

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GEO-oNe
05-25-2004, 06:51 PM
ok how easy is it to apply controls from Saitek X45 to the game? do you have to go into the my computer and type a filename or can you just click the rudder left button and use the button you want the rudder to turn left? basically is it a pain in the neck to program the controls on the joystick

_VR_ScorpionWorm
05-25-2004, 07:09 PM
for X45 just go into controls and set axis. They are usually always set to the correct way. If you plan on using the Advanced Programing to utilize the best functions of it, it does seem overwhelming but once I figured out how it really works it a breeze, I started mapping buttons to everything. Of course you could also just d/l a profile and start using that since you can get used to it. I already had buttons programmed to my stick before I found others' profiles and I could never get used to them, so I started my own. You can also map you POV hat to be used as mouse-view, for those that cant get or cant afford TrackIR.

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Hawg-dawg
05-25-2004, 08:56 PM
The Dawg of Death http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/53.gif uses a sidewinder 2

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CDN_Merlin
05-25-2004, 09:00 PM
Logitech Freedom using the pedals from my MS sidewinder FF wheel

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JJaguar
05-25-2004, 10:06 PM
Saitek X-45 with an old pair of Thrustmaster Elite rudder pedals. Unlike a lot of other players, I liked the rudder lever on the X-45 throttle. I used it for awhile because the Elite is a gameport device and I lost my gameport after my last upgrade (eventually I found a USB gameport adapter). If I didn't already own a pair of pedals, I wouldn't have bought a set.

SaintNoir
05-26-2004, 11:40 AM
I just bought the Logitech Freedom wireless... wow... Full recline in my chair... The thing has never touched a desk! Been in my lap the whole time.... Extremely user friendly 10 button, hat switch, x,y,z,u axis.
Go wireless. Plus it's the sleekest stick I've seen. (I know that's not important) http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

BpGemini
05-26-2004, 03:31 PM
First off, it's easy to maintain your rudder pots.
http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=23110283&m=824105263&r=351103363#351103363



I have these two;

http://www.logitech.com/lang/images/0/911.gif

Logitech Freedom 2.4 Ghz Cordless
* 10 buttons (18 commands when one button is assigned as a shift)
* Smooth heavy metal throttle design
* Twisty handle for rudder control
* Cordless
* $50.00-60.00 U.S.



http://www.logitech.com/lang/images/0/2213.jpg

Logitech Extreme 3D Pro
* 12 Buttons (Up to 30 commands when one button is assigned as a shift)
* Twisty handle for rudder control
* Hard wired USB
* $30.00-40.00 U.S.

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