Reviews and Problems with Logitech Flight System G940
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Glider simulator using Condor
Charles I. Johnson "Charles in Portugal", Amazon
20 January 2012
Summary: I bought this to learn some about piloting a glider. The good first. It has force feedback on the Stick and to be honest, I found force feedback to be less than impressive. The Rudder pedals do not have force feedback which can be useful in a glider simulator. I found the centering spring on the pedals very forceful and finally removed it entirely. The system seems well thought out and has plenty of buttons etc.
Summary: Big chunky eats a lot of desktop real estate, very kool! Why three stars? 1. Pedals are to close together and should be width adjustable. 2. Joystick grip should be longer. I don't have big paws and find the pinky button (S5)is just to close for comfort. The side thumb button (S4) could use a little rest above it to keep from being hit by mistake. 3. Programing - this is not plug and play! You need to configure your games yourself.
Summary: I ordered the G940 with medium expectations after reading reviews, and I was mildly disappointed. The thing performed reasonably well. I didn't find the stick to be as gravely as many people have said. There is a definite "gear" feeling when maneuvering, but its a soft feeling, almost squishy. The throttle resistance, while too light even with it dialed all the way up, was okay in flight. But the pedals were rather uncomfortable for me. Their stance was too narrow.
Summary: Logitech is one step away from creating a great controller. All they would have to do is remove the Force Feedback, and substitute with a nice and adjustable spring system. They could use the savings to improve on some quality and usability features. I am sure that a lot of simulator fanatics like myself would not mind paying the same money for a simplified version of this stick. No more FFB motors, no more overheating and buzzing.
Summary: It is very hard to give an overall rating to the G940 because I think it is better with certain flight sim software than others. I liked all the features of the unit but returned it after 30 days. I have flown flight sims for many years and tested many, many settings to overcome the issues that persisted but to no avail. The main reason for the return was an overheating problem. It became very hot to the touch.
Conclusion: Брал такой, покатал пару дней и отнес обратно. Функционал, исполнение - на высоком уровне, чувствуется качественная вешь. Но. Обратка скорее мешает, чем помогает, сильно ступенчатый отклик по усилию, большая мертвая зона в центре, где усилия вообще нет. Педали очень устойчиво стоят в центре, т.н. жесткий центр, немного довернуть не получается, в Rise Of Flight с 4-х заходов не смог в пулеметик попасть.
Pros: Качество исполнения Функционал Бесконтактные датчики