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#4478286 - 06/15/19 09:25 PM Re: I really like my Saitek X-55, advise needed. [Re: Tom_Weiss]  
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that is a testament on how well they build it smile

I saw an add for the Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog PC - and one of the most expensive options : at $380

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#4478316 - 06/16/19 05:49 AM Re: I really like my Saitek X-55, advise needed. [Re: rwatson]  
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Originally Posted by rwatson
R.K Just looked at it and one reviewer said it isn't programmable...Is It ? my old nostromo n-52 programs just like a saitek X-52 but if this can be programmed for macros like ctrl + m And assigning naturall single keys I might just grab one


If you are referring to the X56, it is fully programmable, macros- and advanced commands and all. Programs exactly like the X55.

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#4478317 - 06/16/19 05:53 AM Re: I really like my Saitek X-55, advise needed. [Re: Tom_Weiss]  
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Originally Posted by Tom_Weiss
I tried again the Blue X-56 today - the throttle would barely move and some of the keys looked rather cheap, the joystick was fine, but overall my X-55 feels more sturdy.

and the CH HOTAS ? they sell the joystick and throttle separately.


My X56 Grey throttle moves just fine. I was used to the X55 throttle action being so free, whereas the X56 has this, soft feel to it like the cushion eject on tape decks, but now I am used to it and I prefer it because I can be more precise with my throttle movements. All the buttons and knobs and toggle switches feel as well built as the X55, maybe even better.

The one you tried is the Blue...you definitely should do the Grey.

Which Windows you running? Also, where are you located?

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#4478318 - 06/16/19 05:55 AM Re: I really like my Saitek X-55, advise needed. [Re: WangoTango]  
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Originally Posted by WangoTango

Plus I hear Logitech are really standing behind this product's 2 year warranty. Going as far as asking customers to show a video of them cutting the wires of the devices, instead of returning the product via mail.



This is true. I thought I had a problem with my X56 (turned out it was my USB port) and they did ask me to take multiple angle pix and video to send them of me cutting the cables, then they would send the new one to me in a few days or so.

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#4478353 - 06/16/19 11:54 AM Re: I really like my Saitek X-55, advise needed. [Re: bones]  
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Originally Posted by bones
Originally Posted by Tom_Weiss
I tried again the Blue X-56 today - the throttle would barely move and some of the keys looked rather cheap, the joystick was fine, but overall my X-55 feels more sturdy.

and the CH HOTAS ? they sell the joystick and throttle separately.


My X56 Grey throttle moves just fine. I was used to the X55 throttle action being so free, whereas the X56 has this, soft feel to it like the cushion eject on tape decks, but now I am used to it and I prefer it because I can be more precise with my throttle movements. All the buttons and knobs and toggle switches feel as well built as the X55, maybe even better.

The one you tried is the Blue...you definitely should do the Grey.

Which Windows you running? Also, where are you located?

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Win10 Pro - I live in Brazil

#4478414 - 06/16/19 09:52 PM Re: I really like my Saitek X-55, advise needed. [Re: Tom_Weiss]  
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Tom,

I found that the X-55 did not get along with Win10 and it was hard to support it. It was one reason why I went to the X56 instead.

I was going to say I'll sell you my X55 HOTAS but being you are in Brazil, the cost of shipping and things probably wouldn't make it worth it.

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