wilax
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Anyone Using The X52 Joystick?

Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:51 pm

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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RE: Anyone Using The X52 Joystick?

Thu Mar 03, 2005 2:07 pm

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.
 
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RE: Anyone Using The X52 Joystick?

Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:00 am

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?

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RE: Anyone Using The X52 Joystick?

Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:37 am

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--
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RE: Anyone Using The X52 Joystick?

Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:38 am

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--
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RE: Anyone Using The X52 Joystick?

Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:41 am

I have found them for $114 at bestbuy.com
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RE: Anyone Using The X52 Joystick?

Thu Feb 16, 2006 7:35 pm

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.

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RE: Anyone Using The X52 Joystick?

Tue Apr 04, 2006 5:01 pm

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,
 
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RE: Anyone Using The X52 Joystick?

Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:09 pm

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.
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oli80
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RE: Anyone Using The X52 Joystick?

Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:28 pm

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,
 
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RE: Anyone Using The X52 Joystick?

Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:47 pm

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!
 
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RE: Anyone Using The X52 Joystick?

Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:26 am

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....
 
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RE: Anyone Using The X52 Joystick?

Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:18 pm

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.
 
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GEG
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RE: Anyone Using The X52 Joystick?

Fri Apr 07, 2006 1:30 am

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
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RE: Anyone Using The X52 Joystick?

Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:33 am

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
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RE: Anyone Using The X52 Joystick?

Sat Apr 08, 2006 2:59 am

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.
 
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RE: Anyone Using The X52 Joystick?

Sun Apr 09, 2006 2:22 am

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.
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oli80
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RE: Anyone Using The X52 Joystick?

Mon Apr 10, 2006 8:37 pm

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!
 
oli80
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RE: Anyone Using The X52 Joystick?

Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:55 pm

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!
 
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RE: Anyone Using The X52 Joystick?

Thu Apr 13, 2006 7:50 pm

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

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