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Published on March 31, 2013 By Jafo In Personal Computing

As you may have guessed by now....I'm kinda into Microsoft's FSX [the flight sim] .... because the scope for 'skinning' is pretty much limitless.   All those planes ...all those liveries....

But, along with high-end graphic cards, etc. you need input [as Number 5 would say] ....via something half-decent as a throttle and stick.

I've been using the Saitek X52 Pro for a couple of years...

 

 

...but there's another one....and it has a higher number [so must be better] the X65F Pro ....

 

...and the fun thing is....the stick doesn't move.  At all.

It responds to pressure instead .... no moving parts.

Now all I have to do is wait for it to arrive....


Comments (Page 1)
on Mar 31, 2013

That's the 52

The 65 ....

Danged images wouldn't post in the Op...

on Mar 31, 2013

Dang, looks expensive.

on Mar 31, 2013

Ouch!

on Mar 31, 2013

Doesn't move??? Isn't the whole idea to imitate reality? In planes, the joystick moves... yes?

on Mar 31, 2013

the flight sim

 

these guys spent 300 hours in the flight simulator to do this flight over Sydney Harbour this morning... clicked it as they went over.... first ever A380's in formation..

here's some better ones if you're interested....   link... 

pilots musta had fun...

 

on Mar 31, 2013

!!NEW!! X65 PRO "Fly by Sensual Touch"!!

on Mar 31, 2013

DrJBHL
Doesn't move??? Isn't the whole idea to imitate reality? In planes, the joystick moves... yes?

Not anymore.  Modern passenger aircraft...and fighters [naturally] use pressure sticks now...

on Mar 31, 2013

I wanna know where the ejection seat is! 

on Mar 31, 2013

sydneysiders
these guys spent 300 hours in the flight simulator to do this flight over Sydney Harbour this morning... clicked it as they went over.... first ever A380's in formation..

Saw that on the news....would have been a real buzz to see two of those...so low AND so close ....lots of special permissions there....the paper work would have been huge...

on Mar 31, 2013


Quoting DrJBHL, reply 4Doesn't move??? Isn't the whole idea to imitate reality? In planes, the joystick moves... yes?

Not anymore.  Modern passenger aircraft...and fighters [naturally] use pressure sticks now...

Hah! Wow... guess it's just as good.

on Mar 31, 2013

so low AND so close

it was quite a buzz.... 350 metres... pity it was so cloudy.... it cleared very soon after... grrr...

on Mar 31, 2013

The stick in an F-16 has a travel of only about an inch in any direction, so a former Thunderbird told me - those guys have to have very steady hands.

I'm fortunate to have a close friend who's a senior pilot for a major airline.  A few years ago, he arranged for me to spend about 4 hours 'flying' a 737 simulator.  The sum of my prior flying experience had been computer-based sims - Jane's F-15, Reno Real Air Racing, F22 and a few others, all sit-at-your-desk-fiddle-the-stick stuff.  The 'real' sim was a total gas.  Remarkably easy to fly the things, truth be told, right out of the box - they have crazy big margins of error built in.

on Apr 01, 2013

 Modern passenger aircraft...and fighters [naturally] use pressure sticks now...
Had No idea...   How cool isn´t That !!  

on Apr 01, 2013

I'd like to see one for the YF-12A. That one didn't last very long as Uncle Sam opted for the SR-71 version.

 

on Apr 01, 2013

Next item for your 'kit'

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