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AtorianPaladin
01-01-2005, 08:28 PM
My Logitek Extreme 3d Pro doesnt agree with FB-AE-PF
It keeps loosing its **** calibration. Should i wait to get a Saitek X52 joystik, or buy an X45 which is out right now?

AtorianPaladin
01-01-2005, 08:28 PM
My Logitek Extreme 3d Pro doesnt agree with FB-AE-PF
It keeps loosing its **** calibration. Should i wait to get a Saitek X52 joystik, or buy an X45 which is out right now?

Bearcat99
01-01-2005, 08:37 PM
If you prefer a twist rudder get the X52. If you plan to get pedals down the line get the X45. I have heard nothing but good things about the X52.. I own an X45.

AtorianPaladin
01-01-2005, 08:49 PM
ok, where other then Amazon.com and Saiteks site can i get the X52? Its not out at Amazon yet, and saitek is expensive.

How much are a mediocre pair of pedals anyway? because if i can get ofr around $50 il get them and the X45

civildog
01-01-2005, 09:53 PM
I looked hard at the X45 before buying my EVO and I just didn't like the feel of it's stick. Felt flimsy.

I wasn't sure how well I'd like a twisty-grip, either, but now I don't know how I did without it. It's easier (if less immersive) than using pedals. At least my spin recovery has improved 100% - which is important when you fly the Cobras.

Soooo...I'm looking to grab an X52 as soon as I see one, know. It looks and sounds a lot sturdier, the grip looks like it would be more comfortable, and it had the twist grip. I also like the sound of the "clutch" switch for allowing reconfiguration on the fly rather than having to drop out and reset for a different plane setup.

And the digital MFD will attract babes by the truckloads. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

No105_Ogdens
01-02-2005, 10:55 AM
A word of caution with the X52. I found the deadzone and long throw just too large which is ok if you like steady plod offline flying but if you like to be competitive online you might find yourself getting frustrated.

-HH- Beebop
01-02-2005, 11:07 AM
AtorianPaladin;

I don't know if you're in the US or not. If you are, find a Best Buy. They usually have the X-45 on display and you could give it a try and see if you like it. If not in the US is there a comprehesive gaming store near you that might have one?
I own an X-45 and love it. As far as the "flimsy" comment, I gues it would depend on how you fly the stick. If you tend to slam it around I guess it might not be built for that. Then again if you are anything like me I am careful not to do things too fast, (which might explain my imnumerable deaths http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif), and the stick seems fine for that.

As for price, the X-45 can be had with only cosmetic nicks and scratches for $40 USD here:
http://store.yahoo.com/saitekusa/x45digjoyand1.html
Hope this helped.

jensenpark
01-02-2005, 11:48 AM
What? A thread on joysticks and no word yet from Tully?

This is creeping me out! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

AtorianPaladin
01-02-2005, 11:59 AM
tullies probably so sick of my asking the same question. how much exactly is a pair of pedals? Im going to the mall on sat, and yes im in the US,maby ill pick up an X45, and pedals, if i dopnt like i can return and get the '52.

When is the 52 supposed to ship, anyway?

Bearcat99
01-02-2005, 02:13 PM
TRhe pedals will be expensive..... @$100 you can get them from here (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/index%3Dblended%26field-keywords%3Dch%20products%26results-process%3Ddefault%26dispatch%3Dsearch%26store-name%3Dall-product-search/ref%3Dpd%5Fsl%5Faw%5Ftops-1%5Felectronics%5F6406409%5F2/103-9789081-9537450).

BaldieJr
01-02-2005, 04:41 PM
Get the X52. You will not be sorry.

Vortex_uk
01-02-2005, 04:52 PM
There's a place where you can get an X52 for the price of an X45 (85 if your in the UK), can't remember the link tho' http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

FRAGAL
01-02-2005, 06:43 PM
X52 man definitely worth it, gorgeous piece of kit, best stick i've ever owned second to my MS force feedback 2,
plus if u decide to et peds u can lock the stick so it doesn't use the twist function

blue_76
01-03-2005, 08:29 AM
what about the rudder pedals.. are they durable? anyone have any trouble with them? i'd hate to buy a $100 piece of hardware only to have it break in a year or two.

FRAGAL
01-03-2005, 08:37 AM
as far as i know, nvr had a set of ch pedals but i've heard nothing but good things about them

kiddknapp59
01-03-2005, 10:00 AM
You might want to go to the Saitek support forums for the X52 and read what people are saying. There are a lot of people having dead zone issues. I just bought another X45, and I am going to get yet another one for my second computer before they are all gone. My original X45 got pretty shakey after a couple years, but I got my moneys worth out of if.

GSNei
01-03-2005, 04:04 PM
I own both - I was using the X-45 for some time and just got an X-52. I almost returned it in favor of the X-45. If you don't want to use programming software the X-45 actually has more buttons on the throttle that are recognized by IL2/FB/PF than does the X-52. All buttons the computer recognizes as over #30 would not assign in the IL2 menu. Mainly though, for me, the X-52 is a lot "softer" feel than the X-45. The X-52 though has a lot more features,and more buttons. You can adjust the handrest on the stick and I like the button layout on the X-52 stick better. So I kept working with it and installed the programming software. It's a breeze to use - so now except for the soft spring - which maybe I can change - I'm happy with it. I'll keep the X-45 as a backup stick.

GSNei
01-03-2005, 04:07 PM
Oh - PS if you like rudder pedals you can lock the X-52 so it wont twist In the US they have X-52's at CompUSA some on display.

Maico_249th
01-03-2005, 09:36 PM
I own both. Take my advise. Get the X52. It has a lot more stuff. Would you really get the VW if you could afford the Porshe? There is nothing wrong with the X45 but the X52 is a better stick. I have had mine for about a month now and I really like it. Highly Recomend it to anyone who needs/wants an upgrade.

MO_JOJO
01-06-2005, 02:17 AM
Rudder pedals...what is the advantage of separate controls over, say, the rudder control on the X45? Is it worth $100? Or would I be better off using the money for a bigger (19") monitor?

OT - Is it possible to have multiple monitors while playing so you get a wider FOV? I hate the hat/suicide switch.

Bearcat99
01-06-2005, 09:06 AM
Rudder pedals are great... and use the profiling software. You are only using half the potential of the stick if you dont.

BaldieJr
01-06-2005, 10:26 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by MO_JOJO:
Rudder pedals...what is the advantage of separate controls over, say, the rudder control on the X45? Is it worth $100? Or would I be better off using the money for a bigger (19") monitor?

OT - Is it possible to have multiple monitors while playing so you get a wider FOV? I hate the hat/suicide switch. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Rudder pedals are fun, but in some cases, they can be a pain in your back (literaly). If they aren't placed well you'll sit in an odd position.

This game supports 3 monitors using a Matrox card, but since that cards performance is ick, very few use it.

If I had more liquid income, I'd try two more nvidia cards (PCI) with LCDs. I'd love to have more FOV http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif