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  Quote Robert Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: Thrustmaster HOTAS Cougar Flight Control System
    Posted: 01 Aug 2007 at 7:10pm
 

What do you guys think about this control system??

Here is the product information page.
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Aug 2007 at 7:12pm
I have a set of my own and it makes flying my jets a lot more fun Cool
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  Quote Dave Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Aug 2007 at 7:15pm
yes i must agree joysticks make it a lot easier to fly in flight simulators the one i have is here.


Saitek X52 Flight Control System Joystick


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  Quote Robert Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Aug 2007 at 7:51pm
Originally posted by Dave

yes i must agree joysticks make it a lot easier to fly in flight simulators the one i have is here.


Saitek X52 Flight Control System Joystick




Nice dude! How much did that cost you? 
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  Quote Dave Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Aug 2007 at 7:54pm
well they cost 76$ i believe  but my brother bought them but he never used them so i use them now LOL
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  Quote Robert Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Aug 2007 at 7:54pm
Originally posted by Dave

well they cost 76$ i believe  but my brother bought them but he never used them so i use them now LOL


Free computer stuff is ALWAYS nice! :)
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  Quote Kelly Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Aug 2007 at 1:06am
ha!  I have the x52 pros and man, they're worth every penny!  ($200!)
I also have the CH Products Flight Sim Yoke and Throttle Quadrant as well as the Saitek Rudder Pedals.
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  Quote Aesos Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Sep 2007 at 9:55pm
http://www.chproducts.com/retail/index.html
 
I worked next door to this company for 3 years. CH products makes the best flight control system. I bought my first flightstick pro over 10 years ago and still worked till I upgraded to a new one useing USB.
 
Good quality, last forever.
 
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  Quote Kelly Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Sep 2007 at 10:05pm
I have the Flight Sim Yoke that I screwed up and they replaced it for free!!!  They are really cool about their products.

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  Quote Clinx Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Sep 2007 at 7:43pm
Another point for Saitek acessories :D
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  Quote Bigdog Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Oct 2007 at 10:47am

That saitek setup is awesome.  I am surprised you guy's don't have an option to buy that for your gaming PC.

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  Quote Kelly Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Oct 2007 at 4:16pm
actually, I am trying to get us to carry the CH Products.  Saitek doesn't care about their customers and their tech support doesn't even know their product nor flight sims!!!  So eventually, we will offer specific pcs for flight sims and we'll have the controller hardware to add into the configuration.
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  Quote Kelly Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Oct 2007 at 4:19pm

 New system from Saitek

Pro%20Flight%20Yoke%20System

 

Pro Flight Yoke System

 

Precision. Realism. Control. The Saitek Pro Flight Yoke System is highly engineered to meet the exacting needs of the true flight simulation enthusiast. Stainless steel shaft, ergonomic controls, integrated chronograph and separate throttle quadrant ensure a smooth, accurate and totally realistic flying experience.

 

  • Durable Stainless Steel shaft with precision bearings gives smooth and predictable elevator and aileron control
  • Used with the supplied SST Programming software, integrated mode switch trebles the number of controls you have at your fingertips
  • Accurately time each leg of your flight plan with the integrated chronograph
  • Separate throttle quadrant with additional switches to configure any combination of throttle, flaps, mixture or prop pitch. Mount on top, in front of your desk, pilot or co-pilot side so that the controls are exactly where you want them
  • Unique, 2-position desk clamp keeps your yoke and quadrant securely fixed no matter how extreme the flying conditions
  • Use the integrated USB Hub to easily connect other parts of the Saitek Pro Flight range of products, such as additional Pro Flight Throttle Quadrant or Pro Flight Instrument Panel (both sold separately)
  • Saitek‚Äôs powerful Saitek Smart Technology (SST) programming software allows gamers to configure their controls to suit their preferred gaming style, and to save the configurations aspersonal profiles

 

  • 14 buttons
  • POV Hat Switch
  • 3-position Mode Switch
  • 3 axis levers on Quadrant
  • Elevator and Aileron Axes on Yoke

 

Connectivity: USB 2.0

Works with: Windows XP, XP64 and Vista (all versions)



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  Quote Bigdog Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Oct 2007 at 5:54pm
ah CRAP that is awesome.  I am going to have to get that or is there better?
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  Quote RogerWIlco Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Oct 2007 at 8:45pm

Oh here is an idea.  If someone wants one of the flight sim computers, and say they want FS then you could pre load it.  But if they want a plane thats not in the FS program itself you could go out and download it onto their comp for them. (ie B-1B bomber or C-17).  I know there are a bunch of cool planes out their to add on (When flying bombers I downloaded the B-1 and it was awsome!)...just an idea

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  Quote Kelly Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Oct 2007 at 10:30pm
no, that's too much work.  We could load fs but that's pushing it since it takes hours upon hours upon hours configing it. 
As far as planes, that's up to the customer.  Learning how to use your programs is half the fun of owning it.
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  Quote Bigdog Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Oct 2007 at 11:33pm
learning codes such as making programs is fun as hell.  I use to make maps on CS a long long time ago, I haven't made a map for over 4 years now and I can't remember how to do it lol.  I'll get back into making maps once I get a new computer to play the game's on.
 
I am more into BF2 and stuff right now though.
 
 
Do those work on BF2 when flying planes and/or helicopter's?


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  Quote Kelly Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Oct 2007 at 10:10am
yes they do...  but for bf2, the only controllers I use are the x52's for the jets.  Everything else is mouse/keyboard.
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  Quote thecomplex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Oct 2007 at 10:33am
I have a Saitek Flight control System (Throttle and Joystick) and it's awesome. It's a few years old, kind of like the equivalent of the one that is photographed in this thread but without the LCD screens. So much fun in combat and commercial flight sims.. The action is smooth and there are tons of customizable buttons, and I've never had problems getting drivers from the site - although I haven't checked to see if I'll be able to use it with my Vista64 system..

The only issues I have with it are the balance on the throttle (the weight of me increasing the thrust sometimes tilts the whole piece forward, and the center position for the joystick is wobbly by like afraction of an inch, but enough to make level flight a bit inaccurate from time to time.

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  Quote Bigdog Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Nov 2007 at 5:36pm
In that Flight Simulator X, are those real places that are mapped out?  I mean could I fly over New Brighton Minnesota?  that would be Censored'n sweet if I could fly over my house and see it.  If I can do that I will by a $300 flight setup and by 2 extra monitors.
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