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Old 03-19-2017, 06:47 PM   #11
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Currently I have a Thrustmaster Cougar, so my logical choice for a Hotas change should be the TM Warthog, but I feel that I would miss the Foxy programming a lot ... tried the Target software and found it quite hard to learn.


However, I would love to get a good pair of rudders ... probably will purchase that first, rather than trade up my Hotas
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Old 03-19-2017, 08:07 PM   #12
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Check out BRD, VKB or VIRPIL for high end controllers. I currently have a modded WH but would go for one of those sticks if I were buying again.
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Old 03-25-2017, 12:24 AM   #13
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I blame the developers of flight sims, ED included, for the charred holes in my pockets. And the player base for having cool pictures of all their setups.

My list of products since jumping into the genre-

Saitek X52 Pro - tried to take the throttle unit apart to clean pots and plastic came with the screws - no longer functioning.. owned maybe 2-3 years and didn't use very often.

Saitek Proflight rudder pedals - somehow managed to snap the right pedal off. (I think I stretched one night with my feet in them..oops)

TrackIR 5 - I've purchased 2 of their trackclip pro's, both broke, had 2 sent to me for free, both broke. Got a Delanclip and it never sat right on the surface of my not so flat headsets, so I ended up with a Luke clip.


TM Warthog - slight stiction out of the box. But love the amount of buttons - It's my go to for the a-10c, and any of the FC3 jets and Falcon BMS. But I needed pedals so in the meantime - for helos and propplanes I bought

-Logitech Extreme 3d Pro - an excellent joystick that you probably won't feel bad if the need to replace it arises because its cheap as heck. 9/10 recommended

MFG Crosswinds - the waiting list for which caused my need for the logitech stick... but so very worth it in the long run. Looking at Milan's website it seems he produces them faster these days. 10/10 recommended. Very smooth.. very solid construction.. velcro or mounting solution recommended. Can be tipped if only one foot.

Acer Predator x34 - while three screens would've given more screen surface, I decided for a single 34" screen at 3440x1440 and am not displeased with the decision. My system seems to handle this resolution rather well, and takes advantage of the higher refresh rates. It also has better picture and color quality than my older 27" Asus monitor @1080p.

Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback 2 - bought a used one off Ebay with obvious signs of use..but still working strong.. completely replaced the Logitech.. I use it with all wwI, wwII, and helo simming. My ability to fly the Ka-50 increased rather dramatically with this stick. I purchased a second one of these listed as unused, and seemed to be the case when I got it. It's in the closet "Just in case" as these have been out of production for a very long time. As a result I've not been flying jets and the a-10c as often ( I still use the hog for that)

Obutto R3volution - man..did this hurt the wallet. it's currently being shipped. Switching from hog to msffb2, and having access to my keyboard, mouse, g13 Is just NOT working for me with my desk. I Built a makeshift stick/throttle/pedal mount out of plywood and some ikea tables but it's not very ergonomic and my body has taken enough abuse to notice. I got the warthog mount and the non warthog stick/throttle mount adapter to give myself more options for keeping both sticks I use nearby for when I feel like switching them out without having to put them on the floor, or maybe even build a place to store them on a nearby wall by just dropping them in a tube. This is going to replace my desk entirely and take less space.


You'd think I'd be done.. but.. I still have a couple items I'd like to add..such as a touchscreen for cockpit displays and functions..and I'm kind of drooling over the thought of adapting my warthog stick to a VKB Gunfighter base, as that cam design seems like it would have a beautiful feel, at the same time however I may just mod one of my msffb2's to have a grip similar to the f-16/a-10c and the stick part of the hog will gather dust. I also wouldn't mind picking up a CH Throttle quadrant for more axis to bind things too. By this point I hope to be done sinking money into flight sim peripherals 0.o

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Old 03-25-2017, 12:40 AM   #14
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By this point I hope to be done sinking money into flight sim peripherals 0.o
Good luck with that!

I have purchased about 8 joysticks (including 3 Warthogs, don't ask), two sets of pedals, four different main display upgrades, two complete PC upgrades, lots of odds and ends as well as a Volair Sim Pit.

Then I had to buy a house so that the sim pit could have a room of it's own.
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Old 03-25-2017, 01:25 AM   #15
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Good luck with that!

Dear Santa,

Please haz IPAD for use solely as a-10 CDU and a kneeboard. No really that with what I've listed above should cover all my essential simming needs >.< <--trying to convince myself.

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Old 03-25-2017, 07:52 AM   #16
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Do it & enjoy it while you can !

I have more than a handful of kids meanwhile, #6 due in September


Thing is, my hobbyroom will become a Babyroom soon and Bit has to find a new place in da house...I just ask myself WHERE ?????

With all that gear and 27" ( lucky I dont sport a 40" or such ), the chair, my table is 170x120cm...waahaaaaa


Still, Kids over Gold !!
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Old 03-25-2017, 07:23 PM   #17
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Do it & enjoy it while you can !

I have more than a handful of kids meanwhile, #6 due in September


Thing is, my hobbyroom will become a Babyroom soon and Bit has to find a new place in da house...I just ask myself WHERE ?????

With all that gear and 27" ( lucky I dont sport a 40" or such ), the chair, my table is 170x120cm...waahaaaaa


Still, Kids over Gold !!
Keep it in storage.. introduce the kids to the hobby when they come of appropriate age. Build them a simpit too! lol. J//k. Good luck with your bundles of joy man.
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Old 03-25-2017, 09:02 PM   #18
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I started 15-20 years ago with a MS FFB 2. Eventually I bought an X45 and used the throttle in conjunction with the FFB2. I jumped way ahead way later down the road into the Warthog. I truly do miss my FFB but if you're thinking of moving into a hotas and going to spend a couple of hundred on a X52 or something...you may as well save a little more and go with the warthog. You won't regret it.
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Old 03-27-2017, 09:27 AM   #19
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I think this thread has gone a little off topic, but I don't mind indulging in answering to what it was and what it has become.

My current setup is a Logitech 3D Pro, Saitek X55 throttle, and VKB rudder pedals.

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I'm excited by VKB's modern stick and would love to see a twin throttle set from them.
+1 to this. From what I can tell the throttle they're working on is going to be a single throttle setup. But since it is still in development, I guess I can't say with any certainty. I am however planning on buying the Gunfighter base and MCG in the near future, though. If I don't find that I like the throttle VKB are working on, I'll probably upgrade to the WH throttle.
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Old 03-27-2017, 01:19 PM   #20
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I don't understand how they can sell that stick for $99, while its closest competitor (MT-50) sells for €159,-. Call me sceptical about that VKB grip.

I'm currently using a TM Hotas X, which was fine as an introduction to see if flight sims were for me. In all other regards, it's a piece of crap. A VPC joystick and throttle, coupled with an MFG Crosswind would be perfect for my needs.

Having said that, I blew my upgrade budget this year on a 4k screen, and next year it's going to a Volta GPU, so I'm not in the market until Late 2018/2019.

@cichlidfan: Mate, why not just a single joystick, throttle and pedal combo. Damn
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