|Re: [simpits-tech] Biting the bullet - X-52 Pro [message #434]
||Sun, 21 June 2009 02:32
| Brian Sikkema
Registered: January 2009
>Have you checked out the new stick from Logitec? |
It's a package that
>includes a FF stick, a dual throttle that's split
like the F-15 & F/A-18
>and includes a set of rudder pedals.
I hadn't. Looking for a split throttle had briefly
occurred to me, but I decided it wasn't really a
feature I felt I was lacking. And believe it or not
one of the nice things I'm looking forward to with
the X52 is the twist stick and being more or less rid
of my pedals. I don't find myself needing them that
much, and when I do the twist stick should do just
fine. Plus a major advantage is my 6-year-old will
now be able to fly helicopter games without my
assistance. So I may hang on to the set I've got for
when I'm feeling a need for a major realism fix, but
for the most part I think they'll stay tucked away.
Certainly not looking to buy a new set - the set I've
got is even older than my X36, and works even better! lol
The nice thing is from looking at it, the basic
ergonomics, layout and programming of the X52 is
going to be very familiar to me moving from the X36.
It gives me a lot of confidence in the product,
knowing A) My X36 has outlasted many, many computers
and B) They've taken an evolutionary approach to
making the controls, so by now they should have many
potential bugs worked out. Also C) I know I like the
look and feel of the basic product, and can use it
comfortably. Plus I see that the new stick has an
adjustable hand rest, which means I can probably
adjust it for my son, too, so that should be cool.
Now I just gotta wait for the dang thing to get here.
Amazon won't ship electronics to APO boxes (#@$(*ers)
so I'm sending it to my parents for them to send to
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