Reviews and Problems with Logitech Flight System G940
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Great hardware, not so great software
Michael A. Israel, Amazon
28 February 2012
Summary: For evaluating these, I turned to my 14 year old son who is a guru of oth computers and flight simulators. I asked him to write up what he liked and do not like about them. Here is what he had to sa ... The Logitech G940 is nice but it not the best flight system I have ever seen, the main issue with it that I have experienced is that it is very difficult to set up.
Summary: Logitech G940 Review 3-11-11 Just before I ordered Logitech's G940, I ordered and tried the Saitek X52, (not to be confused with the X52 Pro). I fly mostly in FSX, (lately helicopters and stick controlled planes), and have just started flying some of the other 'action' games like Wings over Europe.
Summary: This product is a very well-built joystick. Many materials are made of metal instead of flimsy plastic, and finish quality is very good. I am using the rudder pedals on hardwood floors and have had no issues with slippage. I would have given this product 5 stars, but the programming for the buttons is overly complicated and relies more on trial and error than just setting your preferences and playing your game.
Summary: It feels like the joystick is a little sloppy in the dead center, but overall it's well built and feels good. I'm not so sure the software is all that good but I'm mostly going to use it with FSX and it works good in that.
Summary: One one hand, you're paying a pretty good sum. On the other, this thing is pretty freakin' awesome. I like: +the force feedback (jerky at times, and there is only feedback on the joystick), +the shape and feel of the controls, +the general craftsmanship. If I could tell past me to buy this or pass it up, I would say buy. It was worth it for me and my nerdy video game peripheral collection. I didn't like: -how long it took to set this thing up.
For a flight simmer, this is pretty darn good to have!
Narut Ujnat "Enthusiasm is contagious.", Amazon
18 July 2010
Summary: I was given the opportunity to review this flight simmer system. As an avid flight simmer, I was very enthusiastic about the entire set-up of this system, which includes a joystick with force-feedback, rudder pedals and a throttle. Pros: 1. Set-up: Right of of the box, I was impressed with the quality of the equipment. I inserted CD for installation, and within a few minutes I was using the system with my MS Flight Simulator (in this case FSX).
Summary: This review covers the G940 in general, but specifically talks about using it with Rise of Flight: The First Great Air War , a WWI combat simulator by NeoQB. Joystick: Love the shape of the stick, love most of the buttons, love the coolie hat altho I haven't found a use for it yet in Rise of Flight (would be nice to pan the in-flight map).
Summary: I am not a professional pilot or hardcore flight sim player. As a intermediate skill player, the amount of controls can be overwhelming. The build quality is very nice and I had no software compatibility issues although the setup was quite rigorous. I wish some of the buttons were a bit more tactile and responsive. The force feedback feels as though it could be a little more powerful and less jerky. The four star review comes from the price.
Summary: Once set up completely, the Logitech system is great. It has control and feed back, plus all the shortcut keys on the units themselves. I have played with mouse/keyboard and single joysticks before on flight simulators, but with this setup I have more control of the aircraft and less button searching. My only complaint so far is there is not auto set-up...having to configure the complete unit takes time.
Summary: This flight system from Logitech is first rate - the quality feels good, and the mechanics are amazing - at first you may think it's not that much, but once in a game and the force feedback kicks in, then it definitely takes on a real world quality - I do wish the feedback were a little more - in flight simulator x, the force feedback didn't seem as strong as I would have liked it to be - some say you can adjust that, but I haven't found it yet.