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Afromike1
06-13-2008, 02:54 PM
Im Canadian, so one day I went on the future shop website here - <pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre"> http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/subclass.asp?logon=&la...E3F62C0E&catid=14263 (http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/subclass.asp?logon=&langid=EN&MSCSProfile=3C79F0C7EA3162B2059EC88D75C732E87A8322 D3C90B471FE2C09762EBB9D95178EC47EFBD7815086A9FE6BB ED00DBB81B04112AEE86ED0171026EAD293895743954A1A0E1 F42CEDF0DAF09BB2119D95DC016A84DCC8004137958CDAF5AB 70CA55FC0BD32A4C4932039FD5FB6E01A180D78591DDE3F62C 0E&catid=14263)</pre>

On there, there is a Saitek USB Aviator Dual Throttle Joystick priced for ($70 CND)
http://www.futureshop.ca/multimedia/products/large/10081612.jpg


and a Saitek USB Stick And Throttle Joystick price for ($100) with a savings of $73
http://www.futureshop.ca/multimedia/products/large/10060283.jpg

WHICH ONE SHOULD I GET!

I heard that the USB Stick and Throttle has some buggy installation BUT instead I get a throttle aswell http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

On the other hand I hear people on this forum recommending a lot the Saitek USB Aviator Dual Throttle Joystick.



So far, PRICE ISNT AN ISSUE. I will gladly pay for any one of them, Just think of them BOTH having the same price http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Afromike1
06-13-2008, 02:54 PM
Im Canadian, so one day I went on the future shop website here - <pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre"> http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/subclass.asp?logon=&la...E3F62C0E&catid=14263 (http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/subclass.asp?logon=&langid=EN&MSCSProfile=3C79F0C7EA3162B2059EC88D75C732E87A8322 D3C90B471FE2C09762EBB9D95178EC47EFBD7815086A9FE6BB ED00DBB81B04112AEE86ED0171026EAD293895743954A1A0E1 F42CEDF0DAF09BB2119D95DC016A84DCC8004137958CDAF5AB 70CA55FC0BD32A4C4932039FD5FB6E01A180D78591DDE3F62C 0E&catid=14263)</pre>

On there, there is a Saitek USB Aviator Dual Throttle Joystick priced for ($70 CND)
http://www.futureshop.ca/multimedia/products/large/10081612.jpg


and a Saitek USB Stick And Throttle Joystick price for ($100) with a savings of $73
http://www.futureshop.ca/multimedia/products/large/10060283.jpg

WHICH ONE SHOULD I GET!

I heard that the USB Stick and Throttle has some buggy installation BUT instead I get a throttle aswell http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

On the other hand I hear people on this forum recommending a lot the Saitek USB Aviator Dual Throttle Joystick.



So far, PRICE ISNT AN ISSUE. I will gladly pay for any one of them, Just think of them BOTH having the same price http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

JG52Uther
06-13-2008, 02:57 PM
My take on it is this:
People say get the Aviator because it is a good stick 'for the price'
BUT with the discount on the X52 I would say get that one.It is apparently a good stick with an excellent throttle.

Capt.LoneRanger
06-13-2008, 03:01 PM
Buggy installation? If you have a problem during installation it's probably because your stick is broken. I actually had this problem, too, but the X52 is pretty easy to fix and modify and it's a great bang for the money.

The Aviator is a nice stick, but the throttles on the front, away from the player is somewhat odd and you cannot map the 2 throttles in order to control engine 1 and 2 seperately AFAIK.

If you don't have a throttle, I'd go for the X52. Not only because it's more comfortable, but also because of the additional buttons! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

VW-IceFire
06-13-2008, 03:21 PM
I have a X-52 and I highly recommend it. Its a steal for $100 and while the Aviator seems to be pretty good...the X-52 is that much better. For such a small price difference...get the X-52. Hands down. You'll need to adjust a bit but you'll love it...its a fantastic stick and mine has so far been very reliable.

Lurch1962
06-13-2008, 05:14 PM
Like the lads say, get the X-52/throttle combo! More buttons = more control at your fingertips. Moreover, ergonomically the AV8R leaves something to be desired, with the throttles and base-mounted switches in awkward positions. The X-52 setup makes much better use of your left hand, and you'll almost never have to look down from the screen either.

Afromike1
06-13-2008, 05:31 PM
I have been reading some of the customer reviews on the futureshop page. It seems as though the X52 is very loose for some people. What do you guys think? Does yours have good spring-back?(note how long you had it for)

Tully__
06-13-2008, 09:46 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Afromike1:
I have been reading some of the customer reviews on the futureshop page. It seems as though the X52 is very loose for some people. What do you guys think? Does yours have good spring-back?(note how long you had it for) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Mine's good for me, I've had it 3 years

DD_crash
06-14-2008, 03:36 AM
Hi there, Yes the stick is light but mysticpuma has a mod that stiffens it up. Join the Saitek forum and you will find a lot of info http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

PanzerAce
06-14-2008, 05:19 AM
Personally, I spent the extra coin to get a X52 Pro. I love the setup and all the options that the buttons give you. I've mapped all the common actions, and I haven't even touched any of the buttons/scroll wheels/sliders/etc on the throttle yet.

By the time I'm done mapping, I expect to be able to do everything short of individual engine selection without taking my hands off the joystick/throttle (Heck, I've already mapped the bomb site/ X-4 controls to one of the hat switches)

Bearcat99
06-14-2008, 05:40 AM
Get the X-52. This sim is made for a HOTAS setup.

knightflyte
06-14-2008, 09:16 AM
+ infinity

You won't go wrong picking up an X 52.

-HH- Beebop
06-14-2008, 12:52 PM
Get 'em both! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Seriously, if you can afford it.

But if you can only get one, the X-52 is the way to go. The Aviator is an excellent back-up stick though. My squadmate had his X-52 go down (he's getting it refurbished by Saitek, under warranty) and I sent him an Aviator and he loves it considering it's not a HOTAS.
Those are good deals. Jump on one now!