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radkiller
02-19-2004, 10:07 AM
Thinking about getting the USB Yoke(with throttle, mix, and pitch controls) and the USB Pedals. U got 'em, like 'em, and are they worth the cost? Or am I better off going to Mpls. International and Sawz-all'ing the front offa 737 when no-one is looking?
rad

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radkiller
02-19-2004, 10:07 AM
Thinking about getting the USB Yoke(with throttle, mix, and pitch controls) and the USB Pedals. U got 'em, like 'em, and are they worth the cost? Or am I better off going to Mpls. International and Sawz-all'ing the front offa 737 when no-one is looking?
rad

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BaldieJr
02-19-2004, 10:28 AM
Well duh. Sawzall, without doubt!

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Bearcat99
02-19-2004, 10:39 AM
Some guys swear by the stick and throttle..Im happy with my X45...as far as the yoke goes... if you prefer a yoke by all means..not too many make them.....and the pedals aree great for the price... I have them and so far have had no problems...

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radkiller
02-19-2004, 11:19 AM
Hehe, I should mention I already have and use for Military aircraft a MS Sidewinder 2 stick, the CH would be for civvie use as well as those Mil craft that use one (Bombers and Transports). Thx fer the input.
rad

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RevvinUK
02-19-2004, 11:25 AM
I'm very happy with my CH USB gear, I have a Fighterstick, Pro Throttle, Pro Pedals and CH Yoke and plan to add the new Throttle Quadrant to that list. I'm not sure I I like the idea of using a yoke to fly fighters but a squad mate does very well with his CH yoke. I have a site up for CH users here (http://www.ch-hangar.com/) where users can discuss the controllers and help out new users with profiles and scripts.

watteville
02-19-2004, 11:51 AM
They are very well made I just completely disassembled the CH pedal and the CH Fighterstick; I know what I am talking about because I have on a previous project disassembled a thrustmaster stick and throttle.

The sensors in the CH products are top; made of metal they are 1.5" in diameter heavy and very very precise in the thrustmaster they were about 1/8" plasic micro thing that looked like crap.

Where I am furious is in the feel of the CH stuff the pedals are OK a bit soft and a bit noisy but the stick is way too soft and has a very disturbing feel in the middle where springs suddenly catch a stop and give an akward feel and a very noticable "clic"; not good for aiming.

For the quality of the parts and the price they could have spend a bit more time worring about the feel of the stuff.

If you are a very smooth pilot very gentle on the control get the stick that feels the best regardless of price; if you are a brute go with CH as they are indestructible

XyZspineZyX
02-19-2004, 11:57 AM
I concur; CH stuff is of uniformly high quality, but I think their sticks are WAY too soft on the throw; alarmingly close to "whippy, toy stick" feel.

I've heard people use rubber bands to stiffen 'em up, but I'd rather have something that wasn't so jury-rigged....

I have CH Pedals, and they're the only item in my HOTAS setup that I haven't had to make multiple purchases of. I only had to open them ONE time to clear grit away from the pots, and have had ZERO trouble before and since.

If I didn't have a Cougar, I'd for sure have bought CH USB equipment, without hesitation.

radkiller
02-19-2004, 12:03 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by watteville:
They are very well made I just completely disassembled the CH pedal and the CH Fighterstick; I know what I am talking about because I have on a previous project disassembled a thrustmaster stick and throttle.

The sensors in the CH products are top; made of metal they are 1.5" in diameter heavy and very very precise in the thrustmaster they were about 1/8" plasic micro thing that looked like crap.

Where I am furious is in the feel of the CH stuff the pedals are OK a bit soft and a bit noisy but the stick is way too soft and has a very disturbing feel in the middle where springs suddenly catch a stop and give an akward feel and a very noticable "clic"; not good for aiming.

For the quality of the parts and the price they could have spend a bit more time worring about the feel of the stuff.

If you are a very smooth pilot very gentle on the control get the stick that feels the best regardless of price; if you are a brute go with CH as they are indestructible<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

As I have mentioned, it's the Yoke and pedals I am looking at, already have a stick. The Yoke has, as I understand it, a "no detent" center, so as to more mimic the real thing, which circumvents your concern nicely. As to construction, I have had several sticks apart-2 I unscrewed for repair, one that had an unfortunate meeting with a fixed device after it thoughtlessly caused my death (and worse, embarrassment), both Saitek and MS, and neither impressed me with their robustness. 2 Saiteks broke pots from forces imposed in heat of the moment DF's, the MS was the one that took on the wall. Twice. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif I would reccommend the MS if, like me, you get a little emotional when the battle is less than successful http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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HomerFett
02-19-2004, 03:16 PM
I am rather curious what is so special about this throttle quadrant that everyone is talking about? DOes it take the place of the regular throttle piece that CH sells? If so (or not) what is the advantage?

steve_v
02-19-2004, 03:21 PM
Only have the usb Pro Pedals. Wouldn't part with them.

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InyerEye
02-19-2004, 03:47 PM
I've had the CH fighterstick,throttle,and,pedals
for awhile,and I would never play any flight sim again without them.
Worth the money IMO.

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Sambt
02-19-2004, 04:38 PM
I have CH Pro Pedals and the Yoke, both USB. Once you get good with the yoke you may not want to go back to a stick, the feel of it is that great. I was going to purchase an X-45 just for the throttle until I tried it out at Best Buy. Not bad,I just prefer CH quality.
Sam