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Getting my old Thrusty TQS and F22 HOTAS workin in win8

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Hi guys,

 

With the death of XP in the last week or so, I finally pryed my hands off my credit card and bought a new PC.  A spiffy and very powerful Lenovo X510.  One thing however,  I have for many years used my thrustmaster F22 joystick and TQS throttle quadrant (with digital Stickworks eproms).   These suckers are the best ever made in my humble opinion.  I hate to lose them.  However,  they have a 15 pin D connector which I supported previously by keeping around an absolutely antique turtle beach sound card.   

 

I managed to find on line a 15 pin D connector to USB adaptor, and thought that would be my saving grace.  however, that doesnt seem to work.   For this reason, I am forced to consider going into the modern era finally.    

What are the best quality throttle and stick HOTAS combos out there?   Im not able to spend 500 bucks on a set up, but realize this stuff aint cheap.  However, if they last like my current babies, then its still worth it.  Obviously has to work with a USB connection and win8.1 64.  Preferred sim has been FS2004, but Im also jumping to FSX and maybe P3D in due course.

 

Any advice?   First is if theres a way to get the current set up working...second is replacement ideas.

 

Thanks 

eric

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Hi guys,

 

With the death of XP in the last week or so, I finally pryed my hands off my credit card and bought a new PC.  A spiffy and very powerful Lenovo X510.  One thing however,  I have for many years used my thrustmaster F22 joystick and TQS throttle quadrant (with digital Stickworks eproms).   These suckers are the best ever made in my humble opinion.  I hate to lose them.  However,  they have a 15 pin D connector which I supported previously by keeping around an absolutely antique turtle beach sound card.   

 

I managed to find on line a 15 pin D connector to USB adaptor, and thought that would be my saving grace.  however, that doesnt seem to work.   For this reason, I am forced to consider going into the modern era finally.    

 

What are the best quality throttle and stick HOTAS combos out there?   Im not able to spend 500 bucks on a set up, but realize this stuff aint cheap.  However, if they last like my current babies, then its still worth it.  Obviously has to work with a USB connection and win8.1 64.  Preferred sim has been FS2004, but Im also jumping to FSX and maybe P3D in due course.

 

Any advice?   First is if theres a way to get the current set up working...second is replacement ideas.

 

Thanks 

eric

Eric you sound like the perfect candidate to test fly the new Saitek X55.

 

http://www.saitek.com/x55/

 

gb.

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X55 is reviewed by many as complete rubbish.
Go Hotas Warthog. It will not disappoint you.

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Go Hotas Warthog. It will not disappoint you.

 

Sorry for my ignorance...I havent been in the market for controllers in years.  What is Warthog?

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This is warthog, young grasshopper (Sorry, just watched some martial arts movies  :P )hotasw_1.jpg

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Man, I checked out that warthog rig...awesome.  Also awesomely expensive.  More than I can afford right now.  

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X55 is reviewed by many as complete rubbish.

 

 

Really?

 

 

gb.

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Sold.  I put my order in last night...   Will  hide the amex bill from the wife!

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Sold.  I put my order in last night...   Will  hide the amex bill from the wife!

 

 

Let us know how it goes.

 

gb.

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I will.  These units are apparently not available yet... my order is on backorder, but thats ok.   

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So I placed my order for a Saitek X55 HOTAS set up on April 12 with Madcatz.   Got email today saying they were fulfilled today and FedEx should be bringing them... feedback to follow!  B)

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