The main features dropped were Z-axis control and the 8-way hat switch. To provide power for the puck LEDs and drive the voice command and channel functions, a USB connection was also required. The more expensive ones usually use hall-effect sensors, a middling compromise. Important information Legal Disclaimer This is a used product. I do have Saitek Rudder Pedals, but found it uncomfortable to use them with my normal chair, so I sticked to using the FF2’s fourth axis for controlling the rudder. This joystick came in two varieties:

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The puck also had its own volume control. No Implicit or explicit trading. I have owned a lot of sticks.

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The whole reason I made this post was to point out that this joystick doesn’t use analog potentiometers, it uses digital encoders. Sure, pedals are fun and cool, but for competitive flying they are definitely not doing the job.

Freespace 2 keyboard only. The slider itself is customizable as well, but only in that you are able to change which way throttles up and sidewindder. We can see planned obsolescence in everything now-a-days, the best example is the shit BGA system on chips which cause them to fail especially on graphic cards after a few years they used to have feevback between chips and the PCB.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Shipping fees must be entirely financed by the user doing the giveaway limiting the winner’s location is allowed. No asking for valuation. I replaced this with a switch on the base. So I guess, time to rebuild this thing and do some maintenance.


I just grounded the sense pin, but what Xidewinder should have done was put in a voltage divider so it always thinks it’s centered. Is there anything better? Rule 7 Age, nationality, race, gender, sexuality, religion, political affiliation and economic status are all irrelevant here.

The Force Feedback motors are dead, everything else still works. Many other products attempt to emulate this with a spring in the base, but stiffening of the joystick doesn’t come anywhere close to the feedback this product can provide. Part number X05 XB. For its electronics, micrsooft Precision Pro featured a refined hybrid system, resolving some of forcce hardware compatibility issues with the 3D Pro.

It also comes with a complete black design with red “LED Jets” on the back to make it stand out from the original and better fit the X6 keyboard. Used but in very good condition.

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Come on man, at least read the whole thing if you’re gonna comment like that: The Precision Pro introduced a new stick that was far more ergonomic than the “geometric” design of the 3D Pro. View or edit your browsing history. Additionally, some soundcard gameports, and so-called accelerated game-ports – which attempted to resolve CPU overhead issues presented by polling the gameport directly themselves – such as those produced by Gravis, would not always be able to handle the stick in digital mode.


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Due to the inclusion of the motors, the Force Feedback Pro was significantly larger and heavier than the Precision Pro, making it easy to differentiate between the two. Frce weapons will cause the joystick to “kick,” and some heavier weapons case will cause the joystick to vibrate in your hands, giving feeling to the weapons as well.

But please be as detailed as possible for the fools around here like me.

An adapter might be able to get it recognized as a generic microsogt on the PC-side, but without proper drivers, the joystick’s FFB motors will be stuck in “limp dick mode”, meaning you have no centering and no way of knowing exactly where center is. I like the button functions better than on the sidewinder Pro and it has the smoothest throttle I’ve used.