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« on: October 02, 2001, 09:30:00 AM »
You can now order this at www.saitekusa.com.

Another review at: http://www.sim-arena.com/joysticks/x45/review.html

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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2001, 04:38:00 PM »
My current Ace's High handle is spro

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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2001, 02:47:00 PM »
Oh, boy!  Oh, boy!!  Tracking has it otw at 1am last nite :)

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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2001, 02:56:00 PM »
Hey 1776, when you give that baby a whril let us know how ya like it.

We will be looking forward to your report!

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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2001, 05:40:00 PM »
OUT OF STOCK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :mad:   :mad:   :mad:   :mad:   :mad:   :mad:

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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2001, 12:50:00 PM »
In town at 11:50am :)

UPS delivery on Saturdays?

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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2001, 02:52:00 PM »
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In town at 11:50am  :)

UPS delivery on Saturdays?

Nope.

Is it near you though?  

I work for UPS, you can call 1-800 Pick UPS and ask them to hold it at the center (if its near you)....but if its still in transit, you're out of luck til Monday

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« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2001, 09:43:00 AM »
It's now 9:50am.  Where the heck is the UPS man????  All I'm doing is watching the war, drinking coffee and waiting for the door bell to ring.  Well, I guess for grins I will go to Tom's Hardware and watch the AMD chips melt heheeeeeeeeee :)

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« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2001, 07:34:00 PM »
Ok, got it at 5:30PM.  I don't have the profile on it complete yet. However, the pinkie is real nice as it allows its use and makes an easy reach instead of the stretch I had to make when I use the Launch switch(that dates me heheeeee) I mean Fire button and 2nd hat on the stick  :)

The stick itself has just alittle slop in the y axis.  The center is solid. It also seems to feel positive when you move the stick in any direction. The X36 feels mushie.

Well, SGE is being shipped with the X45 soooooo I wonder when we will get the new software that is independent of IE and supports MS2k?

Will add more impressions later after I get it set up and fly.

Will field any questions, and if the first one is it a good idea to buy one now, well, I don't know just yet  :)

OK, flew with it alittle.  The only thing I can say is that it feels more precise.  I have a feeling each person will find something they like about it.  

I would say buy one and have it as a backup or use your X36 as a backup. Ya can't beat the price and get the same quality in another brand :)

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« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2001, 09:55:00 AM »
Does the included SGE work with Win2k?  If not, does AH recognize all the buttons regardless?

Saitek's website is less than helpful.

Cheers

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« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2001, 10:51:00 AM »
Does it have potentiometers or is it fully digital ?

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« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2001, 11:48:00 AM »
Will open up, but will bet dollars to donuts still has pots.  Yes, W2K still not supported I suggest you go to saitekhelp.com for trial drivers being attempted by someone there.

Ya, pots, but as this is a USB spiking is a thing of the past.  Also there are no springs inside the stick.  It is set up like the Cyborg sticks with just the vertical spring.

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« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2001, 12:33:00 PM »
if you need saitek stuff for the X36 or X45, don't look to saitek - look to this great site:

www.saitekhelp.com

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« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2001, 03:05:00 PM »
That site doesn't open - keeping getting a not authorized error, or such nonsense.

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« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2001, 04:51:00 PM »
http://saitekhelp.simhq.com/

Try this  :)

 http://saitekhelp.simhq.com/utilities.htm#Win2k  alpha drivers

This is windoze 2k utility.

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