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Any throttle recommendations?

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Any throttle recommendations?

Post by Dutch » Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:12 pm

I currently use a fairly old Thrustmaster T16000m joystick together with an even older Saitek x52 throttle. (the Thrustmaster replaced the Saitek joystick when it packed up).

The throttle is now failing. I've bodged a solution, but it needs replacing.

I can't justify the expense of a Warthog or other top end kit, & looking online the most realistic solution I can find is this Thrusmaster throttle which pairs with the 16000 joystick.



Seems pricey for what it is (cheapest I've seen is £75), but I can't find any other realistic options - does anyone have any alternate suggestions?

If not, it seems to make sense to pay an extra few quid & buy this to get a newer joystick at the same time.



Also, any opinion on whether this joystick/throttle combo would be adequate for use with a VR headset?
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Re: Any throttle recommendations?

Post by Hunter » Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:58 pm

I have the T master Throttle which coincidentally I bought to replace a X52 Throttle. It's a value for money piece of kit and it has served me well.

Probably the CH products are easier to operate and better laid out and better made though 50% more expensive. What I do miss is the easy to program Saitek options.
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Re: Any throttle recommendations?

Post by Moggy » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:07 pm

Quick warning about CH throttle quadrants. They are not fully compatible with Windows 10 and CH have\will not update their drivers for Windows 10.
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Re: Any throttle recommendations?

Post by Gosho » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:20 pm

I've used the Thrustmaster and think it is good value for money. But then I don't expect that much of a throttle - if it slides nicely and has enough buttons, I like it.

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Re: Any throttle recommendations?

Post by Dutch » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:09 am

Thanks all for the input (& to Silk & Tom last night on comms)

My bodge on the Saitek throttle was fine last night, but when the time comes I will go for the 16000 joystick/throttle combo.
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Re: Any throttle recommendations?

Post by TP_Andy » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:13 am

If still relevant and you are looking for a HOTAS combo replacement in the future, I can recommend the X-52 Pro. The pricing is reasonable, there are plenty of controls on both throttle and stick and the stick has hall sensor which is nice.
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Re: Any throttle recommendations?

Post by Dutch » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:36 pm

Thanks Andy,

It's actually an X52 throttle that I'm looking to replace - I liked the throttle a lot, but I never really got on with the stick, I found it too loose & floppy (insert Bunny gag here).

But then I bought the X52 a long time ago in about 2007, & I understand the X52 pro is an improved version, so maybe the feel has changed?
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Re: Any throttle recommendations?

Post by TP_Andy » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:45 pm

Of course, the fit depends on the user so it does not have to be your cup of tea. I cannot compare the Pro version with the 2007 edition as I never tried the old one, but to me the pro is fairly ergonomic and has a nice soft-touch feel and solid bases readily designed for mounting. If I had few more quid to spare, I would probably go for the updated version of X-56 Rhino, which has dual throttle and even more (and I'd say also more convenient) controls on the quadrant but the X-52 serves me well so far. Plus, it's the official Elite Dangerous HOTAS system so that's nice if you are into it, especially in VR (the controls layout euqals the real controls layout).
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