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Venom079
06-03-2004, 12:40 PM
Hi all! A quick question for all you guys that have a HOTAS setup. I'm looking into getting a CH or X45 throttle to go with my MSFFB stick. Will I have any conflicts by doing this? and how do you all have the throttle placed to hold it still without it moving all over the place...(velcro i guess) since the X45 is light, not sure about the CH weight....any suggestions...Thnx in advancehttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Venom079
06-03-2004, 12:40 PM
Hi all! A quick question for all you guys that have a HOTAS setup. I'm looking into getting a CH or X45 throttle to go with my MSFFB stick. Will I have any conflicts by doing this? and how do you all have the throttle placed to hold it still without it moving all over the place...(velcro i guess) since the X45 is light, not sure about the CH weight....any suggestions...Thnx in advancehttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

georgeo76
06-03-2004, 12:43 PM
many ppl use the x45-MSFFB combo, so I know that works.

The X45 throttle has rubber friction disks on the base, and stays pretty still as long as the surface and disks are clean. It also has mounting holes for screws if your looking for a permanent solution.

TugZooey
06-03-2004, 12:45 PM
Someone once advised cutting a mouse pad to fit the bottom. Then glue it to the base of the Throttle.

I didnt do that, but I sit a little above and behind my throttle to where it's situated hip level near my thigh (x45) and have very little trouble with it sliding.

Venom079
06-03-2004, 12:47 PM
cool, thnx fellas for the advicehttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

JJaguar
06-03-2004, 01:16 PM
They make this kind of rubberized mesh for lining kitchen cabinets and silverware drawers. You can find rolls of it in the supermarket, where they sell cabinet liner paper. I had some leftover scraps of this stuff that I cut to fit the bottom of my X45 throttle and stick. I now have no trouble with the controls sliding, and there is enough friction that the mesh doesn't even have to be glued to the bottom of the controls.

Venom079
06-03-2004, 01:22 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Jet Jaguar:
They make this kind of rubberized mesh for lining kitchen cabinets and silverware drawers. You can find rolls of it in the supermarket, where they sell cabinet liner paper. I had some leftover scraps of this stuff that I cut to fit the bottom of my X45 throttle and stick. I now have no trouble with the controls sliding, and there is enough friction that the mesh doesn't even have to be glued to the bottom of the controls.
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Nice idea m8!

Bearcat99
06-03-2004, 02:41 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Venom079:
Hi all! A quick question for all you guys that have a HOTAS setup. I'm looking into getting a CH or X45 throttle to go with my MSFFB stick. Will I have any conflicts by doing this? and how do you all have the throttle placed to hold it still without it moving all over the place...(velcro i guess) since the X45 is light, not sure about the CH weight....any suggestions...Thnx in advancehttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I dont have anything holding it down and it stays put. There is a screw on ther bottom to adjust the tension. I also use the X45 with the MSFFB2.. great setup. The stick of th X45 is a button Bay and the MS stick is my main flight controller. The trottle is used as a left panel.. I have pitch,flaps,trottle, some views.. my maps,radiuator qnd some other stuf mappd to it. I put lights, gear,ba8il out,engine start,drop tanks and some other stuff on the X 45 stick.

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USE THAT X45 STICK AS A BUTTON BAY!

Venom079
06-03-2004, 02:55 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Bearcat99:
I dont have anything holding it down and it stays put. There is a screw on ther bottom to adjust the tension. I also use the X45 with the MSFFB2.. great setup. The stick of th X45 is a button Bay and the MS stick is my main flight controller. The trottle is used as a left panel.. I have pitch,flaps,trottle, some views.. my maps,radiuator qnd some other stuf mappd to it. I put lights, gear,ba8il out,engine start,drop tanks and some other stuff on the X 45 stick.
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Excellent Bear! Thnx for your suggestions...That's exactly what I had in mind to do with the new setup. Can't decide if I want to go with the X45 combo and use the stick for more mapping! or get a CH throttle and go with that(since CH gets so much praise)? Seems more reasonable to spend the $75 and go with the X45 combo rather than spending $100 for the CH...dunno, guess i'll make a last minute decisionhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Bearcat99
06-03-2004, 04:13 PM
IMO you will get more bang for the buck with the X45. From what I hear the CH is a great stick.. but I have had my X45 for a year now..over in fact..almost 2 (WOW time flies!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif) and I have had no problems with it at all. By mapping commands to the X45 stick you will ave the added benifit of even more commands in a seperate place... less mode conbos to remember. If I were you I would give Saitek my money for the trottle.. that way you can afford a set of CH pedals down the road abit. You figure.. $200 for a set of CH Pedals and a throttle... $175 for a set of Pedals,a throttle (a decent one I might add) and a button bay to boot.

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USE THAT X45 STICK AS A BUTTON BAY!

Venom079
06-03-2004, 04:58 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Bearcat99:
IMO you will get more bang for the buck with the X45. From what I hear the CH is a great stick.. but I have had my X45 for a year now..over in fact..almost 2 (WOW time flies!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif) and I have had no problems with it at all. By mapping commands to the X45 stick you will ave the added benifit of even more commands in a seperate place... less mode conbos to remember. If I were you I would give Saitek my money for the trottle.. that way you can afford a set of CH pedals down the road abit. You figure.. $200 for a set of CH Pedals and a throttle... $175 for a set of Pedals,a throttle (a decent one I might add) and a button bay to boot.
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Agreed, X45 it will behttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif...sold me on 2 devices so farhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif...MSFFB2 and a soon to be X45 combo! You da man Bear. My hats off to you bro~

Salute!