Can258
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CH/Saitek Yoke-Throttle-Pedal, Which One?

Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:09 am

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,
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jamesbaldwyn
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RE: CH/Saitek Yoke-Throttle-Pedal, Which One?

Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:11 am

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
 
Can258
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RE: CH/Saitek Yoke-Throttle-Pedal, Which One?

Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:38 am

Thanks for your reply James , but what do you mean by springy?
 
jamesbuk
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RE: CH/Saitek Yoke-Throttle-Pedal, Which One?

Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:39 am

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.

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RE: CH/Saitek Yoke-Throttle-Pedal, Which One?

Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:41 am

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.
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Can258
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RE: CH/Saitek Yoke-Throttle-Pedal, Which One?

Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:33 am

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,
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jamesbuk
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RE: CH/Saitek Yoke-Throttle-Pedal, Which One?

Mon Oct 01, 2007 5:08 am

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.

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RE: CH/Saitek Yoke-Throttle-Pedal, Which One?

Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:05 pm

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
 
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RE: CH/Saitek Yoke-Throttle-Pedal, Which One?

Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:23 am

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.

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RE: CH/Saitek Yoke-Throttle-Pedal, Which One?

Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:33 am

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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