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#1 riktexan

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 07:55 AM

My good ole Saitek Cyborg Gold USB stick doesn't work in X-Plane 9.21rc2. I talked to Randy at X-Plane and he said they had received lots of reports confirmed that Saitek sticks don't work well.
So, that leaves CH. But there's a considerable price jump between Saitek and CH. How does this "tightwad" get a good, workable joystick ~$50 or less?  :glare:

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#2 gizmo

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 11:08 AM

Have you tried using USB Overdrive to make your joystick work with X Plane? It might be able to get them to recognize each other. http://www.usboverdrive.com

If that doesn't work, I know many Logitech joysticks work with Macs out of the box. I have a Wingman Extreme Digital3D that works with Battlefield 1942 and some free flying games. The only problem I have with it is the slider goes from -25% to 75% and I haven't found a way to change it. If I assign it to throttle I can't get it to go to 100%.
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 09:46 AM

That's a bit disheartening to hear.  I just picked up X-Plane 9 recently and was looking to get a joystick around Thanksgiving.  The current one at the top of my list is the Saitek Aviator (about $40).

This review seemed promising: http://www.amazon.co...=cm_cr_rdp_perm

I guess I'm going to follow this thread for a little while myself before making a decision.

#4 gernith

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 06:39 PM

View Postpschorr, on October 13th 2008, 11:46 AM, said:

That's a bit disheartening to hear.  I just picked up X-Plane 9 recently and was looking to get a joystick around Thanksgiving.  The current one at the top of my list is the Saitek Aviator (about $40).

This review seemed promising: http://www.amazon.co...=cm_cr_rdp_perm

I guess I'm going to follow this thread for a little while myself before making a decision.

My father just bought the aviator to use with the latest x-plane, and he says it works fine.  He first borrowed my cyborg gold 3d to see if he wanted to invest in a joystick, and that worked too.  He's running on an intel macbook pro, don't know the proc speed.

YMMV