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No1_Reggie
04-05-2005, 06:41 AM
S! All, just a quick question for ya - well 2 questions actually. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

I am about to order one of these babies but cant find 2 things either on the official website or in reviews i have read, they are:
i). Can anyone tell me the actual dimensions of the stick and throttle - just checking in case i need to invest in a bigger desk than i have at the moment,http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
ii). Does this thing have its own power supply?? With all those lights, LED's and the digital readout on the throttle it must use a fair amount of power and i dont know if i really want it to be drawing all that from my PC PSU. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

If any of you could take the time to answer these for me i would appreciate it - oh and general comments as well - are you happy with it or not?? You could influence my decision http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

WOLFMondo
04-05-2005, 06:51 AM
It runs from the USB cable, no extra power needed and its pretty big. The main stick is bigger than any other joystick i've seen/owned but the throttle is compact.

Word of warning though, there manufacturing quality is lacking so fully test it out when you get it, they have problems with the deadzone and the connection from the throttle to the stick. Some do anyway.

No1_Reggie
04-05-2005, 06:55 AM
Hmm ok so it does run off the power from my main pc psu, lets hope it doesnt hog too much. I have noticed a lot of X52 whining about deadzone problems etc on the site, but all reviews i have read have made no mention of this as a problem. Do a lot of you guys seem to be having this issue? Surely a stick like this would come fully adjustable as far as deadzone settings etc are concerned.

F16_Neo
04-05-2005, 07:43 AM
The deadzone problem with this stick is as i understand it a sensor/firmware issue in the earlier examples.
From a certain serial number and up the problem seems gone. Check the Saitek support-forum where this is discussed all over...
I got an early version, changed it once got a new bad one in return http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif.
I can measure the exact dimensions when I get back from work.
The stick is nice apart from above problem.
Twist rudder. Lotsa buttons and rotaries.
Check sn before u buy it, > SZ00245477 and you *should* be safe.

Kyril1959
04-05-2005, 07:49 AM
I've had mine for about a month now and have had no problems, no deadzone issues. I did however open each box at my local CompUSA to find one with a serial number above S00245477.
Had an X45 before I got the X52 and have to say, the X52 is a heck of alot better setup IMO. I absolutely love it even with the twist stick rudder. The twist is beefy enough that I don't get any rudder movement when I don't want it and it has a locking mechanism to lock it in place for when I can save enough pennies for some pedals.
The footprint for the bases are roughly 7 inches by seven inches.
Had a lil difficulty at first getting the inputs comfy,any movement of the stick would send me into a spin. Found best for me to be Pitch: 100's all the way across, Roll: 75's all the way across, Yaw: adjust to personal prefernce, mine from 6 to 100.
So far I've been extremely happy with my X52 and would recomend it to anyone looking for a good mid priced setup.

rijnton1944
04-05-2005, 08:11 AM
See my reply in Community Help

No1_Reggie
04-05-2005, 08:17 AM
Thanks a lot guys, all your help and suggestions much appreciated. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Chivas
04-05-2005, 11:08 AM
Buy it from an outlet you can easily and quickly return or replace it.

rijnton1944
04-05-2005, 12:19 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chivas:
Buy it from an outlet you can easily and quickly return or replace it. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I agree.
Did the same and could bring it back for a refund.
Asked another shop by telephone to check the serial number and bought a new one there, after checking it by myself.

mistral_73
04-05-2005, 12:29 PM
Hi

I've got my X52 for a month now, but I use only the throttle that I enjoy a lot.
For the stick, it may be fool, but I prefer from far my previous simple Saitek Evo, which has also a better WAF!

(If you don't know what WAF means, please refer to http://www.son-video.com/Selection/Elle/Waf.html,
it's in french but the pictures should give you a good idea. WAF at his worst can be found on the Tsisqua's rig photo album http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif )


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mistral_73
04-05-2005, 12:31 PM
Hi

I've got my X52 for a month now, but I use only the throttle that I enjoy a lot.
For the stick, it may be fool, but I prefer from far my previous simple Saitek Evo, which has also a better WAF IMO.

(If you don't know what WAF means, please refer to http://www.son-video.com/Selection/Elle/Waf.html
it's in french but the pictures should give you a good idea. WAF at his worst can be found on the Tsisqua's rig photo album http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif )


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