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    Looky at what I just found.. Something new from the boys at Saitek

    Saitek and MadCatz are building Cessna branded and crafted equipment.

    Cessna 172 - Yoke - Rudder Pedals - Elevator Trim

    Looks pretty good. Not to much on pricing so far but could be pretty well steep. Hope not.

    Worth a look to all you Cessna GA builders out there. If I was still building a 206 I'd be all over this like stink on a skunk.

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    Re: Looky at what I just found.. Something new from the boys at Saitek

    $449 US with a free Switch panel ($99.95). Not bad really. I wonder of they'll sell the trim wheel as a stand alone unit. I guess I should have looked a little closer. It's $49.99
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    Re: Looky at what I just found.. Something new from the boys at Saitek

    Holy cr@p.....

    This is blimmin lovely stuff, I am honestly shocked, Saitek have really shocked me, the yoke, the pedals, the trim, its soooo neat.

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    Re: Looky at what I just found.. Something new from the boys at Saitek

    I wonder how/if they got permission from Cessna (Subsidiary of Textron Inc. who owns it) for their right to replicate the cessna label and branding on their products....
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    Re: Looky at what I just found.. Something new from the boys at Saitek

    Yep seems to be bang on... Anyone building a more recent Cessna should find this pretty perfect. To bad it doesn't come with the push/pull throttle group but other then that looks awesome. I'm pretty tempted to go back to the 206 but I've put a lot of time into the 185 at this point. The rudder pedals look like a solid buy to me though. They are bit farther apart then in the 185 but I could probably live with that. They come with proportional (not just on or off)/independent brakes. Should give Simkits a run for their money..
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    Re: Looky at what I just found.. Something new from the boys at Saitek

    Quote Originally Posted by Geremy Britton View Post
    I wonder how/if they got permission from Cessna (Subsidiary of Textron Inc. who owns it) for their right to replicate the cessna label and branding on their products....
    I should think so. They seem to be using the spec from their equipment. They don't just 'look close' but seem to be right on.
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    Re: Looky at what I just found.. Something new from the boys at Saitek

    Yes, Cessna appear to have a deal going with Saitek, I wonder what Textron will get out of this...(a big sponsorship deal on Cessna flight training and vice versa).

    Man, CH are losing their way big time. Its soo cool that commercial sim product manufacturers are going type specific now, because nearly all aviation fans are resorting to building their own sims because flying is too expensive...

    A kick in the nuts for simkits pedals, yoke and almost anything else they come up with

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    Re: Looky at what I just found.. Something new from the boys at Saitek

    Looks pretty good! It is really nice to see more competition for the simming hardware dollar. If the trim wheel had a position indicator, I would be pulling out the Visa instead of struggling with my own!

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    Re: Looky at what I just found.. Something new from the boys at Saitek

    Yep me too.. I suppose if someone wanted to an indicator could be added.. Not like we haven't hacked into stuff before.
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    Re: Looky at what I just found.. Something new from the boys at Saitek

    Quote Originally Posted by Ronson2k9 View Post
    Yep me too.. I suppose if someone wanted to an indicator could be added.. Not like we haven't hacked into stuff before.
    LOL...... to say the least

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