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Mort-Fauchante
01-27-2005, 07:36 AM
Hi all,

an acquaintance of mine wants to get into flight sims big-time, and money seems no matter for him (No, it's not me!!!) when it comes to hardware systems.

He wants high-end equipment when it comes to realism and durability.
I've checked with CH Pro, the seem to have nice stuff. So what I now need as info is what to buy:

- as a flight stick or yoke (preferably)
- as a throttle
- as pedals.

As said, it should be realistic and durable, and compatible with both the Il-2 series and other hardware.

Any suggestions? Does CH Pro stuff fit the bill?

Thanks for your input,

LMF

Mort-Fauchante
01-27-2005, 07:36 AM
Hi all,

an acquaintance of mine wants to get into flight sims big-time, and money seems no matter for him (No, it's not me!!!) when it comes to hardware systems.

He wants high-end equipment when it comes to realism and durability.
I've checked with CH Pro, the seem to have nice stuff. So what I now need as info is what to buy:

- as a flight stick or yoke (preferably)
- as a throttle
- as pedals.

As said, it should be realistic and durable, and compatible with both the Il-2 series and other hardware.

Any suggestions? Does CH Pro stuff fit the bill?

Thanks for your input,

LMF

LuckyBoy1
01-27-2005, 07:50 AM
CH Fighterstick USB and pedals are the basics.

The throttle is nice and will allow you to assingn just about everything imaginable to the controls and be for the most part, keyboard free.

Mort-Fauchante
01-27-2005, 08:06 AM
So I understand my mate can buy these CH Pro products (yoke, pedals, throttles), and all features of these then can be used (e.g. throttle, prop pitch levers, fuel-richness levers, flaps, gear...), as it's possible to "wire" my keyboard configuration onto the switches and levers on the CH Pro stuff?
Say, G for "gear" becomes switch on throttle?

Thanks for answering http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

LMF

missiveus
01-27-2005, 08:16 AM
Yes.

CH products makes good, durable, and affordable components. Their Pro Pedals USB are standard equipment. As for a throttle or stick, that's up to you. I started with a CH Flight Sim Yoke USB, which has levers for throttle, pitch, and mixture. After a few years on that, I graduated to the Cougar HOTAS, a heavy metal stick and throttle that is moddeled on the F-16 stick. IMO, it's easier to learn on a yoke than a stick, but others stand by the Saitek line of flight sticks. Whatever you choose, get the pedals in USB, it's the only way to fly.

TgD Thunderbolt56
01-27-2005, 08:21 AM
LuckyBoy hit it long and down the middle with his advice. CH is the way to go IMO (and I've used everything...even Cougar).

Get your stuff here: http://www.magun-pc.com

TB

Nero111
01-27-2005, 08:26 AM
Money no object, wikkid, heres your shopping list.
Cougar Thrustmaster (http://us.thrustmaster.com/products/d_prd.php?p=T65&fam=39)
http://us.thrustmaster.com/products/big/hotas.gif

CH Pro USB Pedals (http://www.chproducts.com/retail/pedals.html)
http://www.chproducts.com/retail/pedals/p_left_handle.gif

TrackIR (http://www.naturalpoint.com/trackir/)
http://www.virtualsense.co.za/Products/Product%20Images/TrackIR3/220x165.jpg

Alternatively, CH Products stick or Hotas config.
I use Saitek X-45 and am very happy, its cheap to.
The Cougar and the CH Pedals will far surpass anything else durability wise (last the longest) and they are the best config available for any 'combat' flight simmer.

GT182
01-27-2005, 12:04 PM
I've gotta go with what Nero111 says on the Cougar. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif It might have it's faults and problems but it's a tuff bird. Make sure the CH Pro pedals are the gameport type for the Cougar.

nickdanger3
01-27-2005, 06:34 PM
I use the Bearcat system:

MS FF2 (gotta get it used nowadays)
CH Pro Pedals
X-45 throttle

I think it rocks.

nickdanger3
01-27-2005, 06:35 PM
Oh and TrackIR - mines a 2 but if money is no object, get the three.

Tully__
01-28-2005, 04:24 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Mort-Fauchante:
So I understand my mate can buy these CH Pro products (yoke, pedals, throttles), and all features of these then can be used (e.g. throttle, prop pitch levers, fuel-richness levers, flaps, gear...), as it's possible to "wire" my keyboard configuration onto the switches and levers on the CH Pro stuff?
Say, G for "gear" becomes switch on throttle?

Thanks for answering http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

LMF <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yep, that's about it. Some functions you can bypass keyboard control altogether. There's an article on Joystick use in this game linked under my signature, the section on "Assigning Controls" will give some more information.