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This review is from: CH Products Pro Rudder Pedals USB For PC & Mac
Cons: software, device slides on just about any surface
Other Thoughts: I love these pedals, but if you are new to rudder pedal usage, be prepared for a few flights consisting of derp moments where you forget that you don't twist the stick anymore.
The software is problematic and difficult to use, even for a programmer like myself. I have only tinkered with the curves to get the left toe brake sensitivity in check, but i cant imagine trying to program buttons on a ch stick with this stuff...NO THANKS!.
The pedal base will slide everywhere unless you try some creative measures to keep it in place, something like carpet tape or velcro works well.
I am not a fan of the induced resistance at the center point, it can make fine movements trickey to get the hang of. -1 egg overall, half an egg for the software, half an egg for center point resistance.
This review is from: THRUSTMASTER Hotas Warthog Hotas Warthog Joystick
Pros: Durability, smooth actions, switch construction, software.
Other Thoughts: You really get what you pay for, this bad boy blows every saitek out of the water. The devices are sturdy, the switches are very well made, and the action on both the main stick and the throttle is as smooth as butter. The switches in particular are impressive, I spent 8 years in aviation in both the army and in the civilian sector and they are as sturdy as you will find inside a cockpit. The only downside to the stick is the resistance on the afterburner catch. if you flip the stopper around to add in that resistance you literally have to lift the throttles to get them past the detent. Even at 13 pounds on the throttle, the main body will still lift off the surface you have it sitting on. If you plan on using the ab detent, screw this bad boy to your desk or somethingREAD FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Saitek X52 Flight Control System
Pros: button functionality, so many different ways to program buttons.
Cons: main stick is EXTREMLY loose in comparison to what i would call high end hotas systems. and then there are the drivers and customer support....or rather lack there of. constant crashing of the SST programing software forces me to restart my system each time it does go down, and this is a completly clean win 7 OS. but yet somehow, i keep getting a .net component error? reinstalled the drivers and software three times...still the same thing. and NO support from their webpage. Do yourself a favor and either spend the extra cash and get a warthog, or step down in price over to CH products. seriously, you will save yourself a lot of frustrationREAD FULL REVIEW