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martian04
08-02-2006, 04:23 AM
I have or had a cyborg evo which i have never taken to compared to my old sidewinder.Anyway i need a good stick but live in the uk.Can anyone point me in the right direction.
I don't fancy a logitech or another cyborg;(
Thanks all

Vacillator
08-02-2006, 04:32 AM
I've got one of these (bought in the UK):

http://www.saitekusa.com/USA/prod/x52.htm

Not cheap but works great, lots of assignable buttons, sliders etc.

CH sticks usually get good reviews / comments from users but I haven't tried them.

For (a lot) more on CH vs X52 see here:

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/8511075954

IAFS_Painter
08-02-2006, 06:12 AM
If you take time and care, you could pick up a Sidewinder on e-bay.

TgD Thunderbolt56
08-02-2006, 06:46 AM
<play broken record sound bit> CH, CH, CH!!!

It'll be the last one you'll ever buy.


TB http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

martian04
08-03-2006, 02:43 AM
Thanks kindly guys http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif i may try and get a sidewinder off ebay for now and save for either a saitek x52[80] or a ch [85] i know the ch is better but the saitek has everything in the one package,i don't fancy paddles to control rudder etc + shelling out for a seperate throttle control [don't have the space anyway].I would go for a ch if there was a solution to the throttle and rudder control without adding a fortune to the overall cost.
I have to say though i must be a bit rough with my previous sticks as both triggers broke on them.How much stick [pardon the pun http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif]can these 2 models take ?

martian04
08-05-2006, 07:19 AM
Well hopefully my stick problem solved for now ..just picked a sidewinder up off fleebay for under 20...Result http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Chivas
08-13-2006, 10:03 PM
You can't go wrong with the Sidewinder. Its smoothest most precise joystick of all of them.

Cougar and CH gimbals are very clunky.
X52 is smooth but not as precise.

TgD Thunderbolt56
08-14-2006, 05:21 PM
Originally posted by Chivas:
You can't go wrong with the Sidewinder. Its smoothest most precise joystick of all of them.

I differ strongly with that statement. I used a MSFF2 for a long time (actually 2 of them). Good stick but not smoothest of the bunch.


Cougar and CH gimbals are very clunky....

Not to sound contradictory, but please clarify clunky. As I stated, I've owned and used several MS sticks, TM Cougar, Saitek X-36 and X-45 (no X52 for me though) and 3 from CH. Flightstick 2-button, Flightstick Pro and now a custom Fighterstick. The smoothest AND most precise stick of ALL of them was/is the Flightstick Pro, but its functionality (or lack thereof rather) as well as my recent custom acquisition of a converted Fighterstick have me now transitioning to it instead (which I'm absolutely and enthusiastically happy with!).

The Fighterstick has a slightly longer throw which requires a slightly different touch. I'm still getting used to it, but all of the CH sticks I've owned have been badass, rock solid, smooth and precise sticks. Easily the best of the bunch.


TB

RxMan
08-14-2006, 07:27 PM
Customized Fighterstick...
What customizing was done, IYDM ???

TgD Thunderbolt56
08-14-2006, 08:42 PM
I don't mind at all. I found an extremely talented artisan over at CH-Hangar who, by chance happened to be left-handed and decided he wanted a nice left-handed HOTAS...so he made...er...modified a CH Fighterstick and Pro Throttle for his own use.

Here is a low-res pic of one of his mods:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/Thunderbolt56/lefty-hotas.jpg

The quality is impeccable and he now makes them for other leftys. See his offer here:
http://www.ch-hangar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3313