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Logitech X52 H.O.T.A.S. Reviews
HOTAS is significant. I am more than six feet / 184 cm and have arms comparable to my size and still find the stick to be substantial. You can change the armrest to be comfortable for long-term use. Resistance to the stick feels good; the balance between effort/resistance is right for me when moving toward the compass. The twist is a bit stiff but stops you from accidentally yawning in turn.
The throttle base is a little light, and if you try to push it forward, it can be lifted off the table. But if you have a throttle in a secure grip, putting a little pressure down can be overcome.
When you have HOTAS installed inside, it lights up like a Christmas tree with scary green lights. Everything from the LCD to the button lights up. The base plugs via USB directly to the computer, but the stick is daisy-chained with a mini plug. You only need to use one USB 2.0 port, but it also means that the rod cannot be used without the throttle unit.
The length of the cable allows me to pass through the throttle cable to stay behind my monitor and not use premium real estate on a workable table. I set the computer on the left side of my desk so that the end does not need to be far from the throttle unit on the left side. But if you have a base on the right away from the desk, USB extension can be used.
There is nothing mistaken with the software, but I think it can serve better. The old Microsoft sidewinder pro software looks better, and it’s on Windows 98. When you program X52PRO, it looks like you’re playing in a spreadsheet. You can do it all that you want, but simple things like resizing to fit the window don’t exist, which can be troublesome if you try to integrate some control schemes.
This software allows you to play around with the color and power of the LED, but I found that if I dim the backlight on the LCD screen, I can distinguish a blink. But I found it simple to use the LCD to tell me what button I pressed, which can be useful for debugging & reminding you where you hid the cargo scoop option.
With X52 being the popular HOTAS, many programs will use the stick as it is, but using the software will allow you to get access to the mode switch on the stick that lets you double the number of buttons available. I found that reprogramming the stick for use in E: D allowed me to integrate the VoiceAttack lattice and Roccat Power. All dyeing !! Mapping the button back to this button means that I can easily access functions from other programs.
I can also use software worksheets as my reference sheet when I program sound attacks instead of writing them all down.
The throttle has two détente, so if you want to rely on the game, you can set it on the lower end for thrust reverse and the top end for emergency power/afterburners, etc. I set it as full range forward throttle, and I press the button to switch to the backward throttle range. The lower end of the détente can interfere with my low-speed settings when I come ashore because I have already ‘crossed the hill’ when I complete my landing approach.
The resistance when you push/pull the throttle can be adjusted to your personal preference with the type of screw mounted on the base. After that, it feels good to push the throttle forward by turning the throttle up. And driving down, which is the problem of the rise of the base that raised when in use. You can add suckers to the bottom of the throttle, but because I have a limited real estate table and a large mouse mat, I can’t apply this to keep my throttle in position.
X52 Pro is a high stick, and I’m happy I bought it, and it takes E: D to the next level, worth all the money.
The Bad > The Logitech X52 is Expensive, lacks force-feedback of any sort and doesn’t have software support for Mac Os.
The Good > The Logitech X52 has cool LCD, 3D Twist Rudder Control, great grip adjustment, and powerful programming software.
The Conclusion > Logitech X52 H.O.T.A.S. Throttle and Stick Simulation Controller are recommended for gamers who play flight simulator games, as it meant to make us feel like piloting the aircraft in real life. And also all cool features in one package.
Logitech X52 H.O.T.A.S. Specification
|Number of Axes||7|
|Number of HATS||3|
|Number of Buttons||19|
Stick Module Spec
|Connection Type||PS/2 (connects to the Throttle module)|
|PS/2 Cable Length||1.7 meters or 5.6 feet|
Throttle Module Spec
|USB Speed||Full Speed|
|USB Cable Length||1.4 meters or 4.6 feet|
|Stick||278 mm (10.9 inches)||170 mm (6.7 inches)||170 mm (6.7 inches)||1033 g (36.4 ounces)|
|Throttle||190 mm (7.48 inches)||170 mm (6.7 inches)||170 mm (6.7 inches)||728 g (25.7 ounces)|
Logitech X52 H.O.T.A.S. Manuals
Logitech X52 H.O.T.A.S. Driver
|X52 Space/Flight H.O.T.A.S. Software(64-BIT)
|X52 Space/Flight H.O.T.A.S. Software(32-Bit)