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kingtiger2008
11-27-2008, 08:45 PM
Did anyone here try this? Look great man!!!:
http://www.saitek.com/uk/prod/cyx.htm

Some pictures:
http://auction1.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-0db1-be2...270d4bd6d9a3ad.jhtml (http://auction1.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-0db1-be2d1f8cd9ada0f957270d4bd6d9a3ad.jhtml)

I bought a AV8R three month ago and it make me sooooooooooooo disappointed. Even my old Saitek Evo is smoother and much comfortable than the AV8R's. Hope this new one is better.

FlatSpinMan
11-28-2008, 07:15 AM
I've been using a simple Saitek Evo for years now. The button I have assigned to zoom is now sticking a bit and I can feel a bit of a graunch when I move the stick but it's been in action almost daily for about 4 years now so I think these stcks are well worth the price. Also, my wife would divorce me f I get pedals, throttles let alone TrackIR so I'm kind of stuck with these products anyway.

Urufu_Shinjiro
11-28-2008, 07:53 AM
It's always good to see what Saitek comes up with next. I like it.

Player_43
11-28-2008, 08:30 AM
They don't say how you control the rudder.

ElAurens
11-28-2008, 09:56 AM
I'm sure that is a twisty stick.

Looks to be a good entry level stick.

ZappaTime
11-28-2008, 10:06 AM
No mention of Force Feedback version http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

x6BL_Brando
11-28-2008, 10:20 AM
Originally posted by ZappaTime:
No mention of Force Feedback version http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Ha ha, all those fancy bits of Star Wars cosmetic junk would probably fall off if it vibrated. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif

Divine-Wind
11-28-2008, 11:03 AM
One good burst and you'd be at the doctor's office getting splinters picked out! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

It does look nice, though. I could do all sorts of stuff with those twin levers.

F0_Dark_P
11-28-2008, 11:15 AM
I just say one thing..

"I'll give you my CH stick when you take it from my cold, dead hands"

ElAurens
11-28-2008, 11:21 AM
+1

Urufu_Shinjiro
11-28-2008, 11:59 AM
C'mon guys, don't be like that. No one said this would replace a CH stick, but you must admit it's a nice improvement on the entry class Cyborg. The Cyborg has been many a flight simmers first stick and has treated most of us very well over the years. Yes, it's good to eventually move up to CH and the like but there's nothing wrong with starting on a Cyborg.

Divine-Wind
11-28-2008, 12:08 PM
Originally posted by F0_Dark_P:
I just say one thing..

"I'll give you my CH stick when you take it from my cold, dead hands"
Thank you for contributing to this Saitek thread.

Player_43
11-28-2008, 12:11 PM
Too 'cyborg' for WWII simulator http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

It looks like a pimped regular Sa´tek. I would have prefered a stick more adapted to fly a 109 than an X-Wing .. less arcade style if you prefer ...

And it's a twist stick http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif... I'd rather buy a CH or a Cougar http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif ...

Sillius_Sodus
11-28-2008, 12:39 PM
Three years and counting on my Evo, had an Avi8tor since it came out, both good sticks. I wouldn't mind trying the new Evo, I like the throttle placement.

Stingray333
11-28-2008, 01:25 PM
Anyone tried this headset?

http://www.saitekusa.com/prod/pfhead.htm

Chris0382
11-28-2008, 02:19 PM
The buttons are going dead on my CH stick after only 2 yrs. Ill repair it as best I can myself with OEM tactile switches as they wont send me a switch and want $36 for the repair alone. Shipping will be about $20 for me.

I had to send this Combatstick for repair brand new and that cost over $30. It may be a lemon; I don't know but its been a costly experience. I wont buy another CH Product and I like this new Saitek stick. I may be a buyer soon.

I did mod my combat stick

http://www.ch-hangar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5981

So I know how to repair it and maybe I can make it last as long as the circuit board is good.

The support from Bob C. in programming the stick and the CH-Forum has be wonderful though.

BaronUnderpants
11-28-2008, 02:19 PM
Hmm, if u dont use the "right" hardware (read Brandjunkies) your a dweeb hu?

On that note, if your not using E8500 with 9800GTX or better u need to lay down IL2 sturmovik and start playing Sim City and leave the "real" games to "real" men. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif


Sometimes some of u people need to get out more.....waaay more, seriously.


BTW, been using my Cyborg for well over 2 years now and have no reason whatsoever to "upgrade". Will proppably give this new Cyborg a go when the time comes, if its as good value for money as the Evo. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

TX-EcoDragon
11-28-2008, 02:23 PM
It's nice to see the dual throttle levers have been moved to a more logical spot. It's too bad the latest CH yoke couldn't have made such a needed change. . .since we're bringing CH into this thread.


Originally posted by Stingray333:
Anyone tried this headset?

http://www.saitekusa.com/prod/pfhead.htm


Wow, that looks a lot like a David Clark H10-30. . .which I can assure you, is NOT the ideal headset to wear from a comfort perspective for PC use.

Unless they built that from scratch to only look like a conventional passive aviation headset, then it's going to weigh around a pound, and clamp your head a lot more than you'd want or need for being indoors using a PC. I suppose from the ultimate sim pilot perspective, it could be more realistic for flying piston engined aircraft than gaming headsets are, but most pilots nowadays go for something like the Lightspeed Zulu or BoseX since they are half the weight, have half the clamping force, and rely instead on active noise reduction vs passive. Turbojet pilots usually can get by with even less protection, and go with what look a lot like PC headsets.

Sirrith
11-28-2008, 02:47 PM
they also have a new keyboard! the eclipse III and it looks niiiice :P

ElAurens
11-28-2008, 05:25 PM
Don't take my comments out of perspective, my first "good" stick was a Saitek Cyborg 3D FFB.

I recommend Saiteks as introductory sticks to anyone that asks my opinion. For the money they are hard to beat.

However, when you are ready to move to a new level, well, CH is really the best option, IMHO.

ZappaTime
11-28-2008, 06:04 PM
well I have had a Cyborg Evo Force since they came out a few years ago and its still going strong, and nowt's fallen off despite a lot of use (that goes for the joystick too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif) , I love it and thoroughly recommend it.
Does CH do FF at all?

VMF-214_HaVoK
11-28-2008, 06:21 PM
Originally posted by BaronUnderpants:
Hmm, if u dont use the "right" hardware (read Brandjunkies) your a dweeb hu?

On that note, if your not using E8500 with 9800GTX or better u need to lay down IL2 sturmovik and start playing Sim City and leave the "real" games to "real" men. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif


Sometimes some of u people need to get out more.....waaay more, seriously.


BTW, been using my Cyborg for well over 2 years now and have no reason whatsoever to "upgrade". Will proppably give this new Cyborg a go when the time comes, if its as good value for money as the Evo. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

9800GTX? Everyone knows ATI is back on top. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif BTW if your that stressed over people you dont even know expressing their opinion perhaps its you that needs to get way more.

Regarding the Siatek stick...to me it just looks like another Saitek piece of garbage. But to each his own.


S!

Urufu_Shinjiro
11-28-2008, 06:27 PM
Originally posted by ZappaTime:
well I have had a Cyborg Evo Force since they came out a few years ago and its still going strong, and nowt's fallen off despite a lot of use (that goes for the joystick too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif) , I love it and thoroughly recommend it.
Does CH do FF at all?

This is my dilemma, My cyborg FFB is not cutting it on accuracy anymore and I'm considering a CH stick. But I've come to love the FFB effects. What to do, what to do.....

Divine-Wind
11-28-2008, 06:52 PM
Buy a Sidewinder FFB 2. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Urufu_Shinjiro
11-29-2008, 10:19 AM
Well, GoGamer.com still has new old stock FFB2's but they are $150. I could get a CH stick for $100. I generally only rely on the stall shake FFB so I may get a really cheap rumble pad and take that apart and make a rumble base for the CH stick. It's a thought anyway. I really wish CH would come out with another FFB stick.

p1ngu666
11-29-2008, 11:09 AM
nearly all saitek sticks look like gayblingalienfragile sticks.

http://www.saitek.com/images/300dpi/joysticks/Cyborg%203D%20Gold.jpg

i got one of them but not gold, all they need todo is update that design abit. thats it. but do they? no. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Divine-Wind
11-30-2008, 02:20 PM
Originally posted by Urufu_Shinjiro:
Well, GoGamer.com still has new old stock FFB2's but they are $150. I could get a CH stick for $100. I generally only rely on the stall shake FFB so I may get a really cheap rumble pad and take that apart and make a rumble base for the CH stick. It's a thought anyway. I really wish CH would come out with another FFB stick.
Ebay? Amazon? Craigslist? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

pilotpimpf
12-01-2008, 12:39 PM
Sad to see the new stick is no longer left or right handed, being left handed I have always chosen these sticks because of that very reason!!!!
Maybe not as good as other brands but hey I manage.

P.FunkAdelic
12-01-2008, 01:57 PM
I've only been here a few months and already the CH patriots are getting on my nerves. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

"OMG this thing looks pretty cool for not being $200"

"shut up nub and spend $350 for the same functionality"

CH I'm sure kicks butt, but really, stop trying to make people who like their Saitek stuff feel bad!

VMF-214_HaVoK
12-01-2008, 02:42 PM
Originally posted by P.FunkAdelic:
I've only been here a few months and already the CH patriots are getting on my nerves. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

"OMG this thing looks pretty cool for not being $200"

"shut up nub and spend $350 for the same functionality"

CH I'm sure kicks butt, but really, stop trying to make people who like their Saitek stuff feel bad!

350 dollars for the same functionality? I been flying this sim for 7 years or so and 5 of those years were with 40 dollars sticks along with 150 dollar X52s. There is no comparison between them and CH. Nobody is trying to make people feel bad. I certainly wish people would have expressed their opinions before I wasted so much money on their stuff.

This is a public forum this a forum where on a constant and regular basis people express their personal experience and opinions. If you can not handle that then perhaps you should not visit here. CH pwns and Saitek is junk from my personal experience. This should not offend you and if it does I can suggest many good doctors if you like. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

S!

VMF-214_HaVoK
12-01-2008, 02:44 PM
Originally posted by Urufu_Shinjiro:
Well, GoGamer.com still has new old stock FFB2's but they are $150. I could get a CH stick for $100. I generally only rely on the stall shake FFB so I may get a really cheap rumble pad and take that apart and make a rumble base for the CH stick. It's a thought anyway. I really wish CH would come out with another FFB stick.

http://shop.ebay.com/items/?_nkw=Microsoft+Sidewinder+F...Sidewinder&_osacat=0 (http://shop.ebay.com/items/?_nkw=Microsoft+Sidewinder+Force+feedback&_sacat=0&_fromfsb=&_trksid=m270.l1313&_odkw=MS+Sidewinder&_osacat=0)

squareusr
12-01-2008, 03:00 PM
Originally posted by Urufu_Shinjiro:
I generally only rely on the stall shake FFB

That could well be because the Saitek FFB is no comparison to MS FFB (i can only compare the evo force with the first generation MS FFB, but i'd expect the FFB2 to be at least as good). If you put a cheap rumble stick and an MS FFB on some scale of "FFB quality", then the evo force would only be at around 70% of the way from rumble to MS FFB. (disclaimer: i still like my evo force though, grip fits my hand better than the MS, but now i'm on a bodnar-based non-FFB stick anyway)

DD_crash
12-02-2008, 05:08 AM
Originally posted by Urufu_Shinjiro:

This is my dilemma, My cyborg FFB is not cutting it on accuracy anymore and I'm considering a CH stick. But I've come to love the FFB effects. What to do, what to do..... THIS might be of interest (http://www.leftside-limited.com/projects.html) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif