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Saitek X52 vs Logitech 3D

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Flykid Trainee

Right now I have a Logitech Attack and it's good for CFS but only because you throw the throtle to 100% and thats it. For FSX it sucks. The buttons are place badly for a regular plane. So I started searching for a new joystick. I've narrowed it down to the Logitech 3D & the Saitek X52. Can someone please help me diside? And what is the screen on the X52 for?

Pro Member Chief Captain
CRJCapt Chief Captain

I have the Logitech 3D Extreme Pro and it's a good, cost effective controller. It's not in the same league as the Saitek X52 Joy stick and Throttle system. Everything I've heard about the X52 is positive. There's a large difference in the price and capabilities of the two controllers. The screen on the X52 features a clock display and shows what mode the key mapping is set for, you'll have to wait for a response from a X52 owner for more details. I would go with the X52.

http://www.saitekusa.com/usa/prod/x52.htm
Saitek X52

http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/products/details/US/EN,CRID=2221,CONTENTID=6954
Logitech 3D Pro

Pro Member Captain
Wing-man Captain

Flykid wrote:

Right now I have a Logitech Attack and it's good for CFS but only because you throw the throtle to 100% and thats it. For FSX it sucks. The buttons are place badly for a regular plane. So I started searching for a new joystick. I've narrowed it down to the Logitech 3D & the Saitek X52. Can someone please help me diside? And what is the screen on the X52 for?

I can't speak for the Logitech 3D as I've never used it, but I'm confident I would'nt swap my X52 for anything. Check out the X52 Pro............

http://www.saitek.com/uk/prod/x52pro.htm

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Flykid Trainee

thanks guys. from what i have read on the internet the x52 is the way to go. price isn't a problem. i was going to get it on eBay

Pro Member First Officer
Murfi First Officer

Go with X52, I have it and it's the best, so easy to setup a profile and very comfortable for control!

The screen displays time, date, stopwatch, profile you have selected and mode.

swatius Guest

Hi All
I would drop my X52 in a second if someone could offer a Microsoft Sidewinder Force feedback 2 (no longer made). X52 the spring that centres the stick is weak, giving a very sloppy feel to the stick....For precision flying i hate it. Speaking from experience since have been a sim and real pilot from the late 80's, the force feedback of the sidewinder provides a good postitive pressure against your hand which is needed. Airbus use a fly by wire system but have to provide motor servers in the control stick to simulated positive force feedback, otherwise they found that the pilots didn't have a feel for the aircraft.

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Flykid Trainee

turns out i am getting the x52 pro. too bad they still havent but feedback

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