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CH/Saitek Yoke-Throttle-Pedal, Which One?  
User currently offlineCan258 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 3 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 23670 times:

Hi Guys,

I am planing to buy yoke-throttle-pedals for my FS9 but I can't decide which one to buy. CH Products or Saitek ? Or if there are any other on the market?
Which one is the best and what are your experiences?
Also I usually fly 737 and 747's. Is it possible for the throttle quadrant(Saitek) to have 4 throttles for the 747 ?

Thanks for your help guys,
Can258

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User currently offlineJamesbaldwyn From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 23735 times:

I would go for Saitek as I used to have the CH and sold it because it was too big and also not very realistic. Extreamly springy Big grin

User currently offlineCan258 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 23727 times:

Thanks for your reply James , but what do you mean by springy?

User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 23717 times:

Quoting Can258 (Reply 2):

Right its only "springy" for about 2 days till its been used, then it feels quite natural.

By springy he means, turn the yoke to the left and it will want to turn back to the middle, well the resistance built in feels not ultra realistic but better than nothing  silly 

Honestly I'd recommend the CH yoke and pedals, although my pedals are really sensitive which can be a pain sometimes.

Rgds --James--



You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
User currently offlineDeltaAVL From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1893 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 23715 times:

I don't recommend Saitek. I haven't tried the CH products, but I've heard they're excellent.

My Saitek Flight System (throttle quadrant and joystick) came with a malfunctioning z-axis. But from what I've heard, the CH products are consistently more reliable than Saitek's.



"We break, We bend, With hand in hand, When hope is gone, Just hang on." -Guster
User currently offlineCan258 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 23708 times:

Guys thanks for the replies. I heard that CH feels a bit plastic and cheap however if you guys say its OK than its OK Big grin Also can I use the CH throttle with a 747 which has 4 throttle quadrants ? and when you want to switch from 747 to Cessna what do you do with the throttles?

Thanks,
Can258


User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 23704 times:

Quoting Can258 (Reply 5):

Ya leave the throttles there...

You assign them Throttle 1 throttle 2 etc... so a cessna single engine will just use 1 throttle, whilst an MD 11 with use 3 etc.

Rgds --James--



You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9547 posts, RR: 42
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 19 hours ago) and read 23690 times:

Quoting Can258 (Reply 5):
Also can I use the CH throttle with a 747 which has 4 throttle quadrants ? and when you want to switch from 747 to Cessna what do you do with the throttles?



Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 6):
You assign them Throttle 1 throttle 2 etc... so a cessna single engine will just use 1 throttle, whilst an MD 11 with use 3 etc.

Not only can you reconfigure them but they come with interchangeable knobs for those configurations...

http://www.chproducts.com/retail/t_tq_quad.html


User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 16 hours ago) and read 23687 times:

Quoting David L (Reply 7):

Yeh thats just too much effort for me  silly  I just leave the red ones on each end and the 4 black in the middle.

Rgds --James--



You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
User currently offlineDw747400 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 23654 times:

I've had nothing but good luck with my Saitek X45. Its sturdy, easy to set up, and has been going for a LONG time. I've tried the CH Yoke and Pedals a few times, most recently at Airventure 05, and have always been disappointed. So have most pilots I know who have tried them. I don't have any impressive credentials flight-wise, but with about 200 hours in Cessnas and Pipers, I felt the CH products were so poor in terms of construction and design that flying with the X45 actually felt more "real". Its possible these demo units have been beaten terribly over the years, but thats not really a testament to their construction either...

Obviously this is subjective, but I'd say make sure you try out the CH stuff before you buy it... I've read some good things about the new Saitek yoke, but I can only comment on the old X45--not the yoke.



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