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Old 09-15-2019, 02:33 AM   #1
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Has anyone bought an X56 stick and throttle within the last few years? Have they improved the quality? I hear people saying the wires get cut inside and the build quality is not impressive. I still have time to cancel the order I believe. Definitely should have read reviews before making the jump, but I have the X52 (not pro) and its lasted a long time. Even though I'm not the most demanding PC pilot.

Are there any other good quality joystick/throttle combos you would suggest?
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Old 09-15-2019, 12:09 PM   #2
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I would recommend the Warthog HOTAS. I have owned the X-55 in the past.
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Old 09-15-2019, 12:31 PM   #3
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I just bought an X-56 few months ago. I love it. I use a powered hub to power the X-56 and other things. There have been no problems so far.

I think the Warthog is over priced for what it is.
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Old 09-15-2019, 07:30 PM   #4
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I think the Warthog is over priced for what it is.
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Old 09-16-2019, 11:30 AM   #5
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I have been using it for 5 years including previous X55 and previous X52. I don't particularly like it. It took my hands and arms about 6 weeks to develop muscle memory. Fresh out of the box, it sucks. There is too much sticktion, and there is no lubrication. I went to auto-parts and got silicon based lube gel (giddity). Then went crazy and lubed the base of the stick (giggity). I chose the most firmest of springs. After that it took three weeks of usage for lube to works its way into the plastic between parts, and for break in. At about 4-5th week it got better. month and a half it was broken in, and could be used with helicopter mods and fixed wing. It is important not to judge it based on first impressions. Becouse stick and throttle have their own USB, it can be mixed with other controllers. For rudder I use TM Pedals. Those also took 3-4 weeks to break in, and for lube to work its way into nooks and crevices , and sticktion to mostly disappear.
Is it worth the money? A cautionary YES, with above stipulations.
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Old 09-16-2019, 03:56 PM   #6
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I had X52. I was happy with it, now I have got X55 for 2-3 years I guess.

Pretty happy with it. No issues, no problem.
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Old 10-05-2019, 10:55 PM   #7
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I like the X-56 but how do you tighten up the no-tension in the middle [neutral spot] of the joystick?
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Old 10-06-2019, 09:37 PM   #8
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I think the Warthog is over priced for what it is.

I would recommend the Warthog IF they fixed the slew sensor out of the box. I'm really not sure why they haven't made a new revision of the Warthog with a proper slew sensor on the throttle. It's really disappointing to see such a cheap and hard to use thing on what is otherwise a solid feeling kit, and they haven't done anything about it in 10 years. So for now I must agree that it is over priced.
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Old 10-06-2019, 10:55 PM   #9
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Have they improved the quality?
Logitech (now Saitek brand owner) announced that that make a "new" x-56 (the black/gray), see there:

https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=202785

But in the topic are people complaining about the same old issues (soft "quirks", ghost buttons...)
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