I have a new computer coming where now I will be going from Win 8.1 to Win 10.
My current Hotas is the Ch Products joystick, throttle and pedals. Although I like them, I am not sure if they will work with Win 10.
I have no issues with upgrading to a new HOTAS, but needs to be easy to program with DCS (moden jets and helicopters), Falcon BMS 4.34 and othes.
What do you recommend for HOTAS w pedals, as a replacement for CH if it doesn’t like Win 10
Logitech 945-000058 G X56 H.O.T.A.S. RGB Throttle and Stick Simulation Controller for VR Gaming
What would be a good pedal device that would go with it…would the ch pedals work? If so, would I still the the CH control manager and the logitech control manager version to work together to work with DCS or Falcon BMS 4.34
I’ve been running a full CH HOTAS setup for many years, and I can confirm that the software still works. There’s a workaround for a Windows 10 quirk that disables (greys out) your CH devices when using CMCC to switch profiles. When this happens, simply open up Task Manager, and “End Task” the “Microsoft Store” process. No other problems on my end.
My CH stuff works fine. The software does too as far as I know; I barely touch it except for the once a quarter re-calibration.
Of the three I like the pedals the least, stick the most (FighterStick). Have replaced the throttle with a Virpil. My hope is whatever I replace each CH component with (stick, pedals, throttle), it will last as long.
Still sniffing about for pedals. All CH stuff is still 8-bit (I think) precision.
It doesn’t bother me with the stick but it did with the throttle. Pedals, to me, are imprecise and too close together. Probably Virpil pedals here too in the near future.
I went from CH HOTAS setup to the X56 about a year ago.
Main downside is on the stick, the thumb hat(hat 3 for CH Fighterstick) is a mini stick on the X56. I had to change its functional bands to get it to act like a hat switch.
However switching over to the throttle, the X56 has a ton more buttons and its a split throttle.
The only reason I went with the X56 was for the twist grip on the stick. As someone how also uses a wheel setup I had to switch out my pedals all the time, I got sick of it and wanted to leave my wheel pedals in place. The X56 gave me that option.
I still have my CH HOTAS and Saitek rudder pedals in case I need them.
CH will(should)work with windows 10. But if you want to upgrade the X56 is a good choice. If you want rudder pedals the Saitek pedals are good too. Good spacing and adjustable tension.
I have had a very solid experience with the X-56, It has been serving me well through 3 years of rugged use so far. The stick is precise, modifiable and easy to use. I think I have discussed it in more detail in the past. Just search X-56 on this forum and you should be able to find some useful info. Good luck in your search.