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Anyone Using The X52 Joystick?  
User currently offlineWilax From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 465 posts, RR: 3
Posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 6632 times:

I just installed my new X52. I destroyed the hat switch on my Cyborg so I upgraded.

I love the X52, but I cannot program the slider or the wheel switches to control the spoilers. I correctly assigned the slider axis to the spoilers but when I slide it, they go up but I can't bring them down. Everything else works fine but that. I am so tired of using the mouse to add speedbrakes. I figured the slider would be perfect for that but it seems to be some sort of control interference. Has anyone sucessfully programmed their spoilers to the X52?

Also, I wanted to use one of the wheel switches as a tiller, but I don't seem to be able to seperate the rudder from the nosegear...

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User currently offlineNgr From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6613 times:

Wilax,

I have the x-52 and I would like to know the same things. I tried to program the spoilers as well with no success...I got no movement though...not even going up. As far as a tiller is concerned, I do not believe there is a command within FS, but you can set a rotation thing to control differential brakes. By going into the profile editor, you can split an axis so that it performs different commands at various degrees of movement.


User currently offlineGEG From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 301 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6427 times:

I have worn out my old X45 and I was going to move up to the X52 but I was wondering how the joystick performs. Is it worth the money difference to upgrade from what i have now?

-Dan



Cant sleep...clowns will eat me...cant sleep...
User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6427 times:

Hi guys and gals

I just had a quick look at one of the X52's and they are stunning any idea how much they cost and are they worth the money.

Rgds --James--



You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6427 times:

Hi guys and gals

I just had a quick look at one of the X52's and they are stunning any idea how much they cost and are they worth the money. Also when i looked at a pic on the throttle controller there is like a digital display, what is it??

Rgds --James--



You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
User currently offlineGEG From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 301 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6427 times:

I have found them for $114 at bestbuy.com


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User currently offlineSevenHeavy From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1156 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6406 times:

I have the X52 as well.

IMHO it is the best joystick/throttle yet (and I've had my share  Wink)

Before a recent computer crash I had it set up so that the wheel at the top left of the throttle and the twisting action of the joystick controlled nosewheel steering and rudder input. As yet I have been unable to reinstate that and onlythe twisting of the joystick is activated at this time. If/when I am successful I will post the results

Regarding spoiler activation I have had similar experiences with the slider. I have found that using the blue button marked "e" for spoiler activation, and the blue button just below that (both top right on the throttle -I wish I knew the actual button numbers!) for arming of spoilers works pretty well.

Regards



So long 701, it was nice knowing you.
User currently offlineOli80 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6254 times:

Sorry to dig this one up but I have a question for the people that posted in here.

I'm about to invest in a new joystick and was considering this one. I managed to find it for £70 through Savastore.com which seemed reasonable to me as Amazon.co.uk are charing around £90 (?) I believe.

My question is this though, would it be worth spending the extra £40-50 or so and getting the CH Yoke instead? I know it comes with a lot less buttons/features but it is a yoke. Or would you think that it is worth getting the X52 set and get the pedals at a later date?

I know this question is hard to answer really as it depends on personal preference, but nonetheless I would like to hear your thoughts.

Thanks,


User currently offlineA330Fan From Ireland, joined Aug 2005, 207 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 6252 times:

I bought the X-52 after using Logitech joysticks for a while. I have never once had any problems with it.

It is excellent value for money! Mine cost me 99eur on Komplett.ie (they also have a number of european stores too).

At first I thought it was extremely complicated but after a few hours it became so simple and straightforward. I like the way you can have up to six modes setup on the single profile. I have my PMDG, Level-D, PSS, and a few others setup on the single profile so it is really easy to switch between them without having to exit FS.

I know it isn't a yoke, but there is a lot more functionality with this stick, for example:

I use the two buttons on the throttle quadrant for autothrottle disconnect and reverse thrust, so when I'm on final approach I can disconnect the autopilot from the joystick and then disconnect the autothrottle from the throttle quadrant, land the aircraft (hopefully!!) and apply reverse thrust without having to take my hands off the X-52! Whereas on my old joystick I had to hold it on the centreline and reach for the F2 button.

In short, the X-52 is brilliant, excellent value and you won't be dissappointed!!

Cheers,
Patrick.



We need a place to kick it. Don't be selfish, Anton! No one else's parents are dead!
User currently offlineOli80 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 6247 times:

Thanks for the info! I think I am favouring the X52 at the moment. The Yoke would be nice, but without the pedals I think it would be a bit 'incomplete'.

How well does the twisting of the stick work for rudder control on the X52? I read in the reviews that you can lock this function if you buy pedals. Is it a smooth action?

Thanks again,


User currently offlineA330Fan From Ireland, joined Aug 2005, 207 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6237 times:

I really like it. I thought it might be a bit oversensitive at first but it's really smooth and works well with most aircraft, comes in very handy on windy approaches for sure!!


We need a place to kick it. Don't be selfish, Anton! No one else's parents are dead!
User currently offlineViper911 From Russia, joined Oct 2005, 269 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 6227 times:

Quoting GEG (Reply 5):
I have found them for $114 at bestbuy.com

check on AMAZON.Com they're around 90~100$, but i would buy a CH Yoke/peddals instead, but both X45 and the 52 are great....


User currently offlineEdelag From Mexico, joined Dec 2005, 331 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6198 times:

Quoting Viper911 (Reply 11):
Quoting GEG (Reply 5):
I have found them for $114 at bestbuy.com

check on AMAZON.Com they're around 90~100$, but i would buy a CH Yoke/peddals instead, but both X45 and the 52 are great....

I bought mine on amazon on the first days of march for $95, no complains.



It's not just the destination, it's the journey.
User currently offlineGEG From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 301 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 6166 times:

i picked mine up at bestbuy, but i had a large amount of the rewards zone credits from them and it reduced the cost. I have found it to be easy to use. THe hardest part at the beginning was remembering what runction was tied to what button. Big grin
-Dan



Cant sleep...clowns will eat me...cant sleep...
User currently offlineA330Fan From Ireland, joined Aug 2005, 207 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 6161 times:

Quoting GEG (Reply 13):
THe hardest part at the beginning was remembering what runction was tied to what button.

Definitely  Smile At the start, I kept extending the spoilers on take-off instead of retracting the gear.... So Stupid!!  Smile



We need a place to kick it. Don't be selfish, Anton! No one else's parents are dead!
User currently offlineZSOFN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1413 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 6144 times:

I've got the older X45 and I love it. In answer to the thread starter's question, with a registered copy of FSUIPC, you can assign the buttons in any way you like.

User currently offlineEdelag From Mexico, joined Dec 2005, 331 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6121 times:

Quoting ZSOFN (Reply 15):
I've got the older X45 and I love it.

I used to have the X45 but I as an idiot broke the throttle and since using the keyboard is kind of stupid I got myself an update.



It's not just the destination, it's the journey.
User currently offlineOli80 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 6088 times:

Well, after reading all the glowing reviews on here (and elsewhere), I have just placed my order for the X52. Should hopefully arrive by Easter weekend. Can't wait!

User currently offlineOli80 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 6047 times:

Well, after a long wait, my graphics card arrived yesterday (Gainward GF7900GT! Big grin) so I was able to test the X52. I have to say, you were all right. It's great!

There are two small things though; the shift button (? - the one that in default settings retracts the flaps) is a bit close to the shaft of the stick for my liking, and secondly, I find when you pull the stick towards you, it's a bit jerky initially. Maybe some grease/vaseline can fix this.

Thanks again for the advise!


User currently offlineDelboy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 725 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 6040 times:

Oli, hope you are joking about the grease and vaseline!!

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