Author Topic: Logitech G940 HOTAS system  (Read 3164 times)


Marcus

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Re: Logitech G940 HOTAS system
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2009, 07:02:42 am »
What has two thumbs and a slightly used X-52 for sale as of right now?











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[SJ]Wedge

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Re: Logitech G940 HOTAS system
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2009, 07:12:14 am »
I'll be selling myself to get this...  probably by the pound though, if it is based on an hourly rate, I'll never be able to afford one! (unless we are talking 5 min increments and the 'clients' have vision impairments) :blue rinse:

Marcus

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Re: Logitech G940 HOTAS system
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2009, 07:16:10 am »
lol Cam, we'll post your profile on the front page of SJ.  Just provide the subtle but sensual portraits.  If there's a buyer out there, we'll find them for you.

Just noticed the three hundred dollar price tag.  Factoring that with the forty bucks I might get for my X-52 I figure I'll be needing to offer myself up as well. 

[SJ]Wedge

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Re: Logitech G940 HOTAS system
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2009, 07:23:25 am »
I'll take the eastside retirement villages.

Marcus

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Re: Logitech G940 HOTAS system
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2009, 07:28:15 am »
The prospect for financial success there is high.  But at a nickel a throw, you might be a while.

Being the cheeky bugger I am, I've just sent an Email to the PR rep for PC gaming in the US an Email asking what the chances were of securing one of the lovelies to perform a full body inspection and review.  Chances are high that I'll end up in the waste bin.  But nobody can say I didn't try.

If by some miracle they provide us with one, who flies more than anyone else on this site?  And if we don't get one from Logitech, which is certainly going to be the case... who will have one of these first?  I would love to have a video review of this sucker.

[SJ]Wedge

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Re: Logitech G940 HOTAS system
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2009, 07:35:14 am »
I am quite serious about picking one up when released in Aus.  If it is released here quickly enough, I'll write a review. As for the video part, well.... that may be tricky.

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Re: Logitech G940 HOTAS system
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2009, 07:37:19 am »
You know how to make a video don't you?  Just look at the camera, and blow.  Wait, I might be remembering this wrong.

Off to bed now.  Going to dream about this G940 because it looks superb to me.  I've never been able to play a flight sim with FFB.  I'm giddy like a school girl with new ribbons.

[SJ]Stein

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Re: Logitech G940 HOTAS system
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2009, 06:49:32 pm »
Thanks for Spotting this one Cam, you bastard!


After having layed out money for an FFb stick and the rudderpedals by Saitek, i , grrrr,  indeed feel this product is the one for me!

With saitek having the throttle and yoke thingy out there as well.. i'm still pondering..


this logitech feels like it's going to be an all-in wonder!   I love it already.. might even rebuild my officeseat to accustom such a piece of equipment.

ehr.. that "global sales manager" guy, seemed to have big hands, as the controls looked nimble, but then the other guy is at the controls in Lock on and it feels he's a tiny bloke, or the controls have grown!

Hope they might sell the stick and throttle separate at one point though.. i like my saitek rudderpedals!

Woof ~ Woof

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Re: Logitech G940 HOTAS system
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2009, 04:30:50 am »
Just checked out what the X-52 is going for on Ebay.  Looks like fifty bucks, and that includes the box.  I haven't got the box!

I guess my X52 will be handed down to my son.  :)

[SJ]DenDanger

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Re: Logitech G940 HOTAS system
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2009, 12:58:40 pm »
...just as I thought I hadn't anything magor to dream of..............

 I can't quite figure if this is out yet and can't find it available in Canada but already cleared the "I WANT ONE!!" with MiLady............

[SJ]Stein

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Re: Logitech G940 HOTAS system
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2009, 04:24:34 pm »
Even if you never fly with it, it'll still look cool in the trophycabinet!




Woof ~ Woof

just tell your friends you nicked it from an F-16 then test theyre wits if they believe ya

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Re: Logitech G940 HOTAS system
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2009, 05:24:24 pm »
Even if you never fly with it, it'll still look cool in the trophycabinet!




Woof ~ Woof

just tell your friends you nicked it from an F-16 then test theyre wits if they believe ya

yes,yes, toys and trinkets!!

 I'm also wondering if it would help with IL2 as I saw something about the Logitech stick (I have) being "the wrong one" (?). I know last I tried, i couldn't get a plane off the ground. Or even down the runway..lol

[SJ]Stein

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Re: Logitech G940 HOTAS system
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2009, 05:51:13 pm »
what "stick" do you have then Denty... comon.. you can tell us...


In Il2 there are actual physics involved.. every plane has it's own set.. if you YANK the throttle open, expect the torque of the engine to pull on the nose of the aircraft left or right... overcorrect too much and you'll damage the landinggear... setting a button for locked tailwheel has helped many in that case...

but a clean takeoff MEANS taxiing to the threshold, then enter the end of the runway, line up, lock tailwheel and GENTLY increase the throttle so you can feel the nosetwitching start.. "feel" beeing "see".. dont veer off the runway, or you will bouncy bounce to a sure early grave...   it's all in the direction Denty...


Woof ~ Woof


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Re: Logitech G940 HOTAS system
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2009, 08:29:19 pm »
  It's called a Logitech "extreme 3D Pro"

 I also wonder if I shouldn't have set everything to "hardest" before trying IL2....?? lol

 I just assumed you guys ALL did the same as we do with the car stuff, set everything to hard and turn ALL aids off. ButI saw one post where someone mentioned they didn't...ooops.

 First thing I do with any game is set everything to sim or hard or whatever.......

 Well, still got to do the tutorials on FSX and land more,..

 so many addictions, so little time....teeheeheeeee...

 I do like this G940 though as I figured I could work it around my wheel, whereas the Saitek, I have no way to mount the yoke as my G-25 STAYS!! lol

 Plus, i've yet to see the saitek stuff for sale here either. And no idea what it would cost. but again, I could only use that one if I had room to build a dedicated rig.

 

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Re: Logitech G940 HOTAS system
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2009, 06:13:51 pm »
I got a reply from Logitech!  The G940 will be available in September.  Demo units will be ready in August, and I am now on the list to receive one for review.  Only catch is that I have to return once the review is finished. 

I can't wait!

[SJ]Stein

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Re: Logitech G940 HOTAS system
« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2009, 06:21:05 pm »
Better get your review boots on m8ey!


just remember, when you test in the windows controllerthingo, the force feedback will be way stronger, when for instance you run most of our flightgames, you can only set the ffb on or Off... when i first got my ffb Cyborg Evo joystick i was chuffed when i tested, VERY disappointed when i tried the flight games as it felt like the ffb was definately low..


I've changed some ffb settings in il2 and fsx and they feel pretty good now.... nothing funnier then trying to shoot down a hun, when the guns make the ffb rattle.. it's bloody marvelous.. if you try to grab the stick harder, it's gonna go everywhere alot faster.. if you loosen your grip it will still buckle, but feels it's still going somewhere you want it... it'll be awsome m8ey!
I think there's going to have to be support on the ffb question on the logitech site as i had trouble finding it myself online..

Might be ofcourse that logitech want you to use the profiler so it can implement the profiles for various flightsims.
(i've never tried that for myself actually, that might have been the clue i missed, instead i set my 2 games manually)

Woof ~ Woof

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Re: Logitech G940 HOTAS system
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2009, 06:30:26 pm »
Oh, yessssss................

[SJ]Wedge

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Re: Logitech G940 HOTAS system
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2009, 08:54:35 pm »
Great news Marcus!  Maybe I'll hold off buying it now until you get the review done! 

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Re: Logitech G940 HOTAS system
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2009, 09:01:16 pm »
With a little luck, it sounds like I should be able to review it before it goes on sale.  :) 

I am even thinking of borrowing my friend's video camera in order to do a proper review.

[SJ]Wedge

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Re: Logitech G940 HOTAS system
« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2009, 09:24:15 pm »
Hmmm, seems the rumour mill is working well with G940 competition from Saitek being discussed around the WWW...  Google:SAITEK X65F.  There are some Spanish (?) sites referring to some Chinese sites etc etc.  If it is legit, it looks ok...  

I almost purchased an X52 pro set, but there was a stuff up.  The retailer offered to order me in one as they may soon be discontinued and hard to find.  I declined, anticipating new models.  Now it is just a case of waiting to see which is best!

You'd better contact Saitek now as well Marcus!

edit: best link so far...

http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?p=710719

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I am guessing strength back coupling is babelfish for force feedback...
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Marcus

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Re: Logitech G940 HOTAS system
« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2009, 09:37:03 pm »
That looks pretty cool. I wish there were more information in English!