Beowulf From Singapore, joined Jul 2003, 721 posts, RR: 16 Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2330 times:
I've had the Logitech for about 1.5 years and the trouble was that turning the joystick to operate the rudder did not work anymore, i.e., I couldn't turn left all the way, and it didn't center anymore. Calibrated it several times and finally returned it. Logitech credited the dealer and the dealer told me I can have the same model again or get a new one, i.e., the Saitek.
Besides having to pay EUR 15,-- for the Saitek (O.K., that's not a lot) I would get a brand new guarantee for the Saitek. For the Logitech my old guarantee would continue, another six months.
I will take a look at the Saitek to see how it is IRL. Is anybody using the Saitek Cyborg Force Feedback and could comment on how it is?
My impression with the Logitech has been that it's hard to develop an actual feeling for the a/c and to get it to work subtle. How do you handle this, NAV20?
NAV20 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 9075 posts, RR: 37 Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2325 times:
Now you mention it, Beowulf, I had a bit of the same trouble with the rudder function a few months ago. It wouldn't go all the way in one direction when I tried to calibrate it.
I found a 'crude' solution - I levered the rubber surround away from the stick and squirted about a gallon (3.7854 litres ) of WD40 penetrating lubricant into the works in the stick base. I guess I frightened the pants off the thing, it's worked fine ever since!
On the sensitivity question, I've learned to keep all the settings at the default (60%) level or below. And to use a very light touch and small movements; same as you have to on a real aeroplane. On not very much experience of the Microsoft stick, I'd say the Logitech one has the better 'feel' of the two.
No idea about the Saitek, though; I hope someone else can help you.
"Once you have flown, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards.." - Leonardo da Vinci
EclipseFlight7 From Somalia, joined Apr 2004, 516 posts, RR: 2 Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2277 times:
I have some cheap end Logitec joystick now and I absolutly hate it. Every time I fly I have to recalibrate it. The next joystick I'll be going for is a Sidewinder, because I loved my old one so much. It worked excellently, and I never had to recalibrate it.