Please, somebody help me decide! Does FFB really enhance WWI and WWII flight sims? Does the Logi G940 work well with Black Shark, and will it work well with DCS: A10? FFB is a must for racing sims; I can't decide if it is a must for flight sims or just an add-on that rocks. I want a HOTAS to replace my Saitek X45 and TM Cougar HOTAS units, but if I'm going to get a new one, I want one that rocks, I don't want some old crap like an X52, and I'm not a fan of CH equipment. Been there; won't go back. I fly WW1 (OFF: BH&H, FE2, ROF:ICE) more than any other era. Although I occasionally dabble in FSX, LOMAC, SF2 collection, and Black Shark. ONce in a blue moon, I boot up WWII sims.
So which HOTAS should I invest in? G940 or Warthog?
IMO, ever since I tried MSFFB2, no stick ever came any close to its quality and precission, especially when it comes to the early birds. FF makes whole lot difference for me.
G940 was a nice add-on to the list, but since it has that 'reversal bug', I'd advise you to stay away from it. It maybe doesn't make any difference when flying with modern jets, but you will be 'handy caped' in piston engine fighters.
The Warthog should be for sale in less than a month, so expect to see review information at least by that time. With the impending release I would recommend that anyone in the market for a new HOTAS wait for the detailed information on the Warthog.
Exactly, if you're into buying HOTAS - wait for few reviews to come out. And especially for feedback from people that have some experience in combat flight sims.
From what I was able to see in the E3 showcase, this should be the best all-around HOTAS. X65 isn't really my cup of tea (I'm more into WW2 theatre), and since G940 is a broken product - Warthog is the only thing left that features dual throttle. A shame really, as I had high hopes that Logitech will pull it off with G940. They missed the golden opportunity here to have the best all-round HOTAS.
Also - Warthog doesn't come with pedals and it has no twist rudder, so you will be forced buy a set of rudder pedals for added cost.
My advice: get MSFFB2 if you can, or something with the twist rudder and much lower price if you can't afford the Warthog. It's not like you need all those HOTAS options for the early birds - keyboard does it nicely.