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 Post subject: Post your Flight setup
PostPosted: Sun 02 Mar, 2008 2:59 pm 
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Well just a fun idea love to see what people use.

My current stick

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http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/gamin ... 1&cl=us,en
Nothing special, but I like it but not enough buttons so need the keyboard a lot still. I recommend it for anyone looking for a good stick tho.

On the way

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http://www.saitek.com/uk/prod/x52pro.htm

Reviews on this thing are great, would rather get the ch products but they are just way to expensive for my level of play. Rill give reviews on it later

So lets see what everyone else is using


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PostPosted: Sun 02 Mar, 2008 8:03 pm 
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damn veg - i woulda sold you my x52 that is like new. used about three times. unless you are set on the pro. i find the x52 is not precise enough.

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set on pro lol, they doubled the sensors on the stick so much mnore accurate , improved spring, and a bunch of other things. I would not get the x52 standard liked the feel of the stick but the spring sucked when I tryed it in the store. But they beefed it up a lot, reviews very positive on this thing. But Steel what are you using ??


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I tried to get him to buy mine and it's new in the box, lol. He was set on the Pro I guess. Congrats on your purchase Veg, now you have no excuse to not fly Falcon 4 AF.

I am currently using the Top Gun Afterburner II, I have had it since 2002 and it has been rock solid.

I will eventually break out the X-52, but I just haven't been able to let go of my TGAB2 just yet. I am seriously considering getting the Track IR4 with the headset adapter clip (instead of the hat version). I'm trying to find the best deal, or I may wait until GoGamer.com has a sale on it.

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I ahve pkept a eye on it but an't seen it drop below 200$ for that set which is the one I will end up with some time in the future, maybe next pay cheque lol.


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Softball I use the same rig, very solid and reliable.

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Lefty here so still stuck using my Saitek Evo joystick. LOL

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"they doubled the sensors on the stick so much mnore accurate "

at least that is the marketing speak they told you. i wish i could have a pro to compare now to my x52, but i am probably going to buy the CH stuff or a Cougar.

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well the price was good. But I did not base my decision on there market speak, looked at every review on the thing and everyone liked it. Basically the consenses was a major upgrade over standard one. I would love to sit them next to each other and play, but what I read on indepth reviews of people comparing diffrnt models was that this is wroth it.


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Sidewinder precision pro. Don't have the dough for those types of setups. Besides, my piloting is just fine with the stick I have (jealous, would love to have a HOTAS I suppose).

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since there is questions on saltek figure post up reviews I found that where helpfull

This one compares it vs CH and the original x52 by simHQ so real gamers on this one
http://www.simhq.com/_technology2/technology_104a.html

http://www.gamealmighty.com/tech-review ... ro_Review/
http://gear.ign.com/articles/760/760775p1.html
http://techgage.com/article/saitek_x-52 ... ol_system/
http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews ... _joystick/


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Grifter, when I start using my X-52, I'll give you my TGAB-II , just pay for the shipping. Only if you want it of course.

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man how can you keep a toy in the box yeash lol, plus grifter needs your other set PDT_Armataz_01_12


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Wow, man I really appreciate the offer. I may very well take you up on that if for no other reason than I could finally have my own HOTAS. It would be nice not to have fumble with the keyboard each and every flight sim.

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DO NOT BUY A COUGAR!!!!!!!!!!

everyone I have ever known to own one have had nothing but problems with them, either the buttons stop working because they use the cheapest pots out there, the throttle loses friction and gets erratic (cheap pots again) and the gimbals in the stick go south real fast because they are cheap and cant take the spring forces well. Unless you want to spend another $500+ on custom upgrades I'd stay away from the cougar.

I have a complete CH products setup and even after heavy use they are still smooth as silk with no problems 4 years later. Also the guy who used to write the software for Thrustmaster sticks now works for CH products and their stick software is wonderful.


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Well, the stick and throttle only has 8 programmable buttons total, thus why I am switching to the X-52. I'll let you know when it's ready to go. (IE, I get my X-52 hooked up and working).

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Here is what I am sporting...........

My 6 axis Throttle Quad
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Rudders
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Throttle
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And my Stick....
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Other than the above I use a TrackIR4 Pro....if nothing else you guys need one of these...you have no idea how much it adds to the flight


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TrackIR 4 the next big thing on my list but 200$ ya thats next month lol.


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VEGETA wrote:
TrackIR 4 the next big thing on my list but 200$ ya thats next month lol.


Ditto.

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Yeah, I bought a Cougar about 30 months ago and i wish i hadn't. It was awesome in the beginning, more or less, but now it's a bit worn. I would've gone CH, but my old RCS pedals worked with Cougar and not CH so I would've had to spend extra on pedals too.
If only I'd bought USB pedals a few years ago then I wouldn't have had a problem.

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