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Odie1974
07-29-2009, 07:40 AM
Hi guys,

I already have a Saitek Evo FFB stick which I quite like and do not wish to change it.
But I was thinking recently about buying a Saitek throttle.

The questions I have ar as follows:
1. Can I buy a X45/x52 throttle as a stand alone - I have been looking for such a thing but all the shops are selling entire sets (throttle + stick)?
2. Can I plug such a throttle directly (using USB) or do I need some additional adapters?
2. Which throttle is better x45 or x52? I am interested in Saitek as I do not want to shell big bucks for other companies ...

Many Thanks

Sokol__1
07-29-2009, 08:43 AM
1 - Maybe in eBay...

2 - X-52 throttle just plug in USB. X-52 stick is slave of X-52 throttle.

3 - Some people consider that X-45 have better rotaries (or better knob's for this rotaries). X-45 throttle is slave of X-45 stick.

BTW - For similar price that one X-52 combo you can buy one CH PRO Throttle (standalone unit), but don't have rotaries... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif You can say that CH still living in pre-IL-2 era... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif



Sokol1

Odie1974
07-29-2009, 09:04 AM
So that leaves me with X52. I'll need to plug the throttle and stick into separate USB ports. Should work OK shouldn't it?

And yes, I would like to have rotaries http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

M_Gunz
07-29-2009, 09:19 AM
Find somebody who got honked off at their X-52 but didn't throw it away?

Saburo_0
07-29-2009, 10:39 AM
And look at refurbished X-45, X-52s on Saiteks site. Think it was Bearcat who clued me in to this money saving thang.

Urufu_Shinjiro
07-29-2009, 02:20 PM
http://www.saitek.com/uk/prod/quad.htm

http://www.saitek.com/uk/images/product/quad.jpg

JG52Uther
07-29-2009, 04:24 PM
+1 for the quad! I love mine.No rotaries though.

triad773
07-29-2009, 10:44 PM
Loving the Saitek EVO FFB and Throttle Quad together.

The throttle is on it's own USB ID#.

My throttle set up

Sliders:
1. Throttle
2. Prop pitch
3. Flaps

Buttons below those for elevator and rudder trim.

It's worked well for me.

Good luck

Triad

Odie1974
07-30-2009, 12:59 AM
Thx for the replies. I thnk I'll still go with X52 - after all I would like to have more buttons and rotaries for the left hand than the quadrant can offer ...

Tully__
07-30-2009, 03:31 AM
Originally posted by Odie1974:
So that leaves me with X52. I'll need to plug the throttle and stick into separate USB ports. Should work OK shouldn't it?

And yes, I would like to have rotaries http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Yes, IL2 will work with up to four controllers.

You can even leave the stick connected, it has 3 toggles on the base (= six buttons) plus the buttons on the top of the stick for any other extra functions you might be struggling to find a space for.

DeerHunterUK
07-30-2009, 05:14 AM
Originally posted by triad773:
Loving the Saitek EVO FFB and Throttle Quad together.

The throttle is on it's own USB ID#.

My throttle set up

Sliders:
1. Throttle
2. Prop pitch
3. Flaps

Buttons below those for elevator and rudder trim.

It's worked well for me.

Good luck

Triad

Very similar to my setup Triad. I'm also using the Saitek Evo FFB and throttle quadrant. This is my throttle setup:

Sliders:
1. Throttle (left)
2. Prop pitch (centre)
3. Elevator trim (right)

I don't have anything mapped to the buttons as I can't use them.

JG52Uther
07-30-2009, 05:49 AM
Sliders:
1. Throttle (left)
2. Prop pitch (centre)
3. Flaps (right)

The buttons are mapped to lights/tailwheel/gear
Its a very versatile bit of kit for the price.