View Full Version : Looking for Logitech FFB? Is a $35 refurb okay?

01-22-2011, 04:52 PM
Just saw this on limited time special (http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=963352-0403-R&cm_mmc=geekmail-_-newarrivals_html-_-22Jan11-_-963352-0403-R)

01-22-2011, 05:53 PM
I use one with the throttle from my worn out X-45. Quite serviceable, but the ff motor is noisy and the base buttons are not very ergonomic. However, it has served me well through much use and abuse. Nice price.

01-22-2011, 09:09 PM
Is the FFB limited to shake?

01-23-2011, 04:33 AM
Could be mucho placebo, but for me, resistance is there along with shake and rumble. Adjustable from control panel. The twisty rudder is something you'll think is either brilliant or a waste of time. I don't use it.

When first switched on, it does seem to have a mind of its' own, but you can soon adjust settings..even if the sound effects in the calibration screen are somewhat annoying.

Here's what you'll be in for:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...hX-8&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HSVLmXhX-8&feature=related)

I might seem a bit harsh on it, but the bottom line is that it does make an affordable difference, and certainly adds to the immersion - the biggest problem I've got with it is the 'tut-tutting' from the opposite corner of the room when it rattles (and it does this frequently and noisily). No problem if you've got a seperate room or live alone, of course - and wearing headphones, you'll be totally oblivious.