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    Thrustmaster HOTAS Cougar

    $234 + transportation costs (what is the word?)

    Cheap?

    When I can afford it I might get one, seems as it's really one of a kind
    and that it should last you pretty long
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    #2
    You may or may not be happy with a stock Cougar.

    You probably would be happy with a modified Cougar, but it may also triple the price of the original Cougar.

    I'm just saying.
    Buzz

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      #3
      A Cougar is still good and better than most joysticks in its stock state! Just order spare pots right away (warranty) and start practicing your soldering, cause they've had a prior history of braking down occasionally and you wouldn't want to wait for spare parts should the unfortunate happen.
      Last edited 11-10-2005, 06:33 PM.
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        #4
        Originally posted by BuzzU
        You may or may not be happy with a stock Cougar.

        You probably would be happy with a modified Cougar, but it may also triple the price of the original Cougar.

        I'm just saying.
        Modified in what way?
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          #5
          Originally posted by LawnDart
          A Cougar is still good ...
          So you're saying that they are bad quality
          Last edited 11-11-2005, 09:39 AM.
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            #6
            Originally posted by Yellonet
            Modified in what way?
            Here you go.


            http://forums.frugalsworld.com/vbb/f...splay.php?f=49
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              #7
              Well, they are solid metal and feel great, heavy, loads of switches etc ... BUT ... some of the internal components are poor quality. My brake switch is dead and I've replaced pots in mine ... but some change just about all the internals - very expensive but apparently smoother and more reliable. Yes, they are expensive ... but I love mine!

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                #8
                So... are anyone going to tell me if $234 cheap or not?
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by BuzzU
                  AAARRrrgghhh....... :icon_hang
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                    #10
                    It's a good price.
                    Buzz

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Yellonet
                      $234 + transportation costs (what is the word?)

                      Cheap?

                      When I can afford it I might get one, seems as it's really one of a kind
                      and that it should last you pretty long

                      For transporting a heavy box like that: I would say cheap :icon_wink .

                      I have only 1 remark for the Cougar: It is an F-16 and not a mig/Su replica!
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                        #12
                        Originally posted by TucksonSonny
                        For transporting a heavy box like that: I would say cheap :icon_wink .

                        I have only 1 remark for the Cougar: It is an F-16 and not a mig/Su replica!
                        True, but the F-16 is coming. (someday in the distant future)
                        Buzz

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by BuzzU
                          True, but the F-16 is coming. (someday in the distant future)
                          Can't get here soon enough!!!


                          As far as the price, yes $234 (for a new Cougar) is good. Even with all it's design shotcomings, I would never fly again without one! ..and once you get into modding it, it's unbeatable!

                          Lawndart
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                            #14
                            Buzz, you happy w/your $1k joystick?

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                              #15
                              lol Yellownet..........trust me, save the cash and buy an X52 and a new CPU

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by ruggbutt
                                Buzz, you happy w/your $1k joystick?
                                It comes Monday. All I received so far are the Simpeds. Which of course I can't try without the Cougar..
                                Buzz

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                                  #17
                                  I'd get X-52. Get it at a store that accepts returns, try it for a week, see if you like it. Joystick is a very subjective thing. A lot of joysticks considered good I just couldn't get used to. X-45 stick for example - my hand was simply getting numb on it. So I ended up using X-45 throttle and Saitek EVO stick. If you pay for it $234 or whatever and you don't like it - good luck getting your money back.
                                  And $234 is a price of decent videocard!

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by BuzzU
                                    It comes Monday. All I received so far are the Simpeds. Which of course I can't try without the Cougar..
                                    You didn't get the one w/the pressure switches did you?

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                                      #19
                                      Yup.
                                      Buzz

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                                        #20
                                        Ok then..................

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