Yes, they are quite different.One single Saitek quadrant will only provide controls for a single prop, or a twin jet. To get flexibillity across types you really need a pair; which I illogically acquired...
OTOH they are really well made and have a very nice feel to them. The graduated positions agree exactly with FSX's reading of them, via the Percent Thrust gage wot I made.
Reports on the Saitek yoke are also excellent but I've got used to my button assignments on my ageing CH Yoke, so I'm too lazy to upgrade.
Gerry Winskill Bones wrote:
Looks like you are at a disadvantage here. The Go Flight throttle unit has its own setup utility and I can switch from piston to turboprop to jet assignments with a single click. Not only that but it provides options for 1, 2, 3 or four engine operation. bones bones@xxxxxxx http://woodair.net -----Original Message----- From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of F FISHER Sent: 20 August 2008 15:13 To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: B350 BonesThere should be a key combination for putting the condition levers to low idle, could do it from there, running in low idle against high idle should then cut my fuel comsumption.Other than that, multiple FS installs to cover each type, no problem with FS9,I have the space, but FSX!Methinks a dig through the assignments table later. Frank F----- Original Message ----- From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 2:57 PM Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: B350Indeed. You really need separate lever assignments for pistons, turboprops and jets. bones bones@xxxxxxx http://woodair.net -----Original Message----- From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of F FISHER Sent: 20 August 2008 09:29 To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [jhb_airlines] B350 Bones Yes I kept the descent rate down to 250 or less, started at FL250 over IOM and at FL100 before BLACA. This morning, a proverbiale light went on. My Saitek mixture levers alter the sim condition levers, no problem. But those levers are assigned to the mixture keys in the sim. Not the condition levers. Which would explain why moving them has no effect on high/low idle. Will have to have a dig into the assignments again, but it would mean have2 sets of assignments for piston and turbos. Frank F No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG - http://www.avg.com Version: 8.0.138 / Virus Database: 270.6.6/1621 - Release Date: 19/08/200818:53