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Engadin
02-23-2010, 06:53 AM
It was some time ago that this review showed up:

http://www.guru3d.com/article/...-joystick-interview/ (http://www.guru3d.com/article/paccus-fluid-head-force-feedback-hawk-joystick-interview/)

Well, unnoticed, for me at least, things have gone ahead and it now looks like this:

Youtube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2TGjmI_oM0)

A bit too chrommy for me but undoubtedly a nice piece of new hardware, anyway.

More vids at the 2009 Gamescom:

Youtube_1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQpNAAt0TH0)

Youtube_2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baRNQxFKAgU)

Enjoy!

Engadin,

T_O_A_D
02-23-2010, 08:28 AM
Interesting, but yes to shinny for me too.

I'd black matte it instantly

WholeHawg
02-23-2010, 08:57 AM
It might make a nice base platform for a modding project http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

lokitexas
02-23-2010, 12:07 PM
The video of the guys at gamecon playing with the stick was...disturbing. You put a funky 70's song to it....well you know what I mean.

Choctaw111
02-23-2010, 03:17 PM
If something is too shiny or just not the right color, I would put some paint on it without any trouble.
As nice as the design is, I NEED all of my buttons right at my fingertips without moving my hand from the stick.

X32Wright
02-23-2010, 03:43 PM
For some reason MC Hummer's 'Can't Touch this' echoes when I see that video.

kimosabi79
02-23-2010, 05:18 PM
What the heck are we supposed to fly with that thing? USS Enterprise?

Choctaw111
02-23-2010, 06:40 PM
Originally posted by kimosabi79:
What the heck are we supposed to fly with that thing? USS Enterprise?

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif
Just got done watching the new Star Trek movie with my boys.

shotdownski
02-23-2010, 06:53 PM
Looks like some kind of sexual aid.

T_O_A_D
02-24-2010, 04:08 AM
I asked them a question on that third video and they responded.


Very Interesting, Is it heavy or actually fastened to the table? I can imagine the hydraulics giving a more realistic fluid motion to effects. Whats the expected release date, and price expectations.

I've been using the Old Microsoft FFB2 for years. As you know their getting long in the tooth.


The Paccus Hawk and Falcon joysticks will be available from september 2010. The Falcon will be a 'light' version of the Hawk without the hydraulic feedback, but with the same smooth hydraulic feeling.
Both joysticks will have two ways to fasten them to the table, so you can control them with one hand if you like.
The prices are not set yet, but we expect retailprices of 389 en 279 at the moment.

At those prices its out of reach for me anytime soon. And with the Button arrangement, I doubt I'd actually like it. But if I tried one, who's to say.

I really struggled yesterday, on not making the inuindo, but I see I didn't have too. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

x6BL_Brando
02-24-2010, 05:46 AM
Mount one of these on top of the spin-drier and you probably won't have to worry about your wife or girlfriend interrupting your simming ever again! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Feathered_IV
02-24-2010, 06:12 AM
Looks a bit like an angry triffid.

Engadin
02-24-2010, 01:29 PM
What? You want to watch a video of a lovely girl testing this joy on Il-2? Master, your wish is my command:

Here you are: Abrahcadabrah! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMNBkzkEwAU)