Virtual Pilot Pro , and the Pro Pedals, double as both flight yoke and steering wheel, so you can fly and drive yourself silly. We would have liked to see a gear shift included as well, but you can’t have everything. Or shut off the force feedback if you want, though this seems like a waste. With the Microsoft wheel, you shake upon skidding, rattle over rumble strips, and roll when you – well, roll. We found they did an excellent job at giving a nice feel to the experience, and really enjoyed using them.
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Ditto for the flight yoke, which doubles as a steering wheel.
Pedal feel is quite good. The Sidewinder Cy Feedback Wheel is expensive, but to help cure buyer’s remorse Microsoft throws in two complete games: On the whole, however, once we got the EXL clamped to the desk which as mentioned was quite the operation due to the construction of the deskit performed well, as we expected from a CH product.
Besides the sensor which can be turned off, rendering the controller more conventionalyou get six programmable buttons, a pair of triggers and there’s even a throttle wheel mounted oroducts out of reach of my thumb. It’s a minor criticism, though.
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I can imagine how tired my poor body will be after they add that particular innovation to future generations. Cn are also connectors for game port or USB universal serial busboth of which worked fine.
The wheel’s mounting system is designed for desktops of all thicknesses, and includes clamps and suction cups to keep it solid. EXL comes complete with pedals and prodhcts sequential gear shift that’s mounted on the right of the steering wheel console. There’s lots of cord for the upper deck, but the way my desk is set up I found the basement unit’s cord could’ve been a couple of feet longer.
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The games we tried only let us configure the rear buttons, however, but if we had to make a choice it would be those buttons anyway, since your fingers fall to them naturally when you’re holding the wheel.
It’s a pretty innovative idea, putting to good use the weaving and bobbing to which gamers are prone anyway, and Microsoft has done a good job of pulling, rxl500, and bending it off. Driving simulations deserve a racing wheel; keyboards and joysticks just don’t prducts it.
We found they did an excellent job at giving a nice feel to the experience, peoducts really enjoyed using them. Or shut off the force feedback if you want, though this seems like a waste. Not only do they let you fly using a rudder for a change at least a proper rudder, instead of using keyboard keysbut they did an excellent job when tear-assing around the racetrack, whatever its configuration might be. Both are worth having, and would cost you the better part produts a hundred bucks if you bought them separately.
The gear shifter feels solid and works well when you’re slamming through tight turns and quick passes.
More frustrating, but still not enough to cause my love for this machine to fade, is the way the leading edge of the floor unit comes off the floor when you tromp on either pedal. Despite various sensitivity settings, I had a heck of a time getting used to the concept. Joystick Incarnate CH Products produce nifty game feel One of the big problems with driving and flying simulations has nothing to do with the games.
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Which makes buying the Wheel easier to rationalize. It doesn’t have as realistic a feel as the Nascar Pro, but it’s much more realistic than the CH Racing Wheelwhich doesn’t include pedals, either. And an honest to goodness sequential gear shift, the same type they use in CART racing producst I review that! How could it be?
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One of the premier makers of game peripherals is CH Products, of California. You won’t miss them. We would have liked to see a gear shift included as well, but you can’t have everything. Now to show Greg Moore who the real Canadian driving star is. Virtual Pilot Proand the Pro Pedals, double as both flight yoke and steering wheel, so you can fly and drive yourself silly.
The pedals are mounted onto exk500 non-skid pedal base, and while they don’t look as realistic as the Thrustmaster’s, they work better because pressing on them doesn’t cause the base to jump up and bark the back of your thighs. It clamps easily onto your desk’s edge with what ThrustMaster calls a “Cam-lock” productss that gapes wide enough to chomp onto four inch thick desktops.
Speed freaks who love to live out racing fantasies can add some road rash reality to their virtual experience. That’s because this piece of two fisted excitement comes with a motion sensor built into it, so when it’s activated you can lean, twist, bob, and weave to your heart’s delight – and the machine passes your body language on to the player you’re controlling.
Microsoft’s Sidewinder Force Feedback Wheel isn’t cheap – but it is one prooducts of a wheel.