This is just the decision that I've been weighing. Another noob here, just getting back into flight sims after a long absence -- I used to play Aces over Europe years ago -- don't know if that would be considered a real flight sim, but I enjoyed it, and it was tougher than your average "arcade" style game. I've just started playing IL-2 1946 -- it's been out awhile, I know, but I'm having fun. Anyways, I currently have a Logitech Extreme 3D, and I was thinking of picking up the Thrustmaster T-Flight Hotas-X as a better (but still cheap) stick/throttle combination until I figure out if I'm back in this for the long haul, at which time I'd perhaps go for the Saitek X-52 (used to have a Saitek and loved it)or maybe something better. After reading these posts, though, I think I'll stick with the Logitech (and the blasted twist-rudder) until I'm ready to spend the extra dough. I do have one question -- there are a number of used X-45's on Ebay, and I've heard that the X-45 is better than the X-52, but is a used X-45 better than a new X-52? Sticks can be used fairly hard, and even if buying from a reputable seller who's rated its condition as "good", seems like I might just be buying a near-term problem. How often do the sensors on the X-45's go bad?
Edited by etarm (02/12/13 02:53 PM)