Logitech Flight System G940
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As some of you know i am a huge fan of space/normal flight simulators and that is why i always try to review the best flight controllers in the market by the few remaining companies that actually still support that game gender. Although Logitech has manufactured quite a few joysticks during all their years in the industry they were never that much into flight simulators something that changed back in 2009 when they announced the release of a complete HOTAS package called Flight System G940. Now almost 15 months later i decided on taking a look to see how well they did on their first complete flight system solution and how it compares to the Saitek X-65F.
Logitech was founded in 1981 at Apples, Switzerland and the first device they conjured was the mouse which provided a more intuitive way of interacting with computers. Since those early days they have expanded their expertise in product design beyond the computer mouse, with a broad portfolio of interface devices that are the “last inch” between you and your computer or your console game, digital music or home-entertainment system. With products sold in almost every country in the world, Logitech’s leadership in innovation now encompasses a wide variety of personal peripherals (both cordless and corded), with special emphasis on products for PC navigation, gaming, Internet communications, digital music and home-entertainment control. For each of their product categories they study how our customers use their digital devices and their our designers and engineers set their sights on how they can create a better experience with those devices – richer, more comfortable, more fun, more productive, more convenient, more delightful. Focused on innovation and quality, Logitech designs personal peripherals to help people enjoy a better experience with the digital world.
The Logitech Flight System G940 consists of three main components, the force feedback flight stick, dual throttle and rudder pedals. As usual and with most similar solutions both the dual throttle and rudder pedals come with long cables that plug into the back of the flight stick and in turn they all connect to the main system with a regular and quite long USB2.0 cable. Now the important thing to remember is that the Flight System G940 is currently the only set that also comes with rudder pedals something that all companies in that segment of the market should consider doing.