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Logitech Flight System G940 Forcefeedback Flight Simulation Controller

By Brodie

Logitech, a world leader in gaming peripherals, has recently announced the Flight System
G940 force-feedback flight simulation controller that was inspired by military and commercial planes
and helicopters. The force feedback joystick features Logitechs award-winning force feedback
technology, which allows you to control your aircraft in the game with confidence as you feel its
movement and its reaction to air, turbulence and g-forces. The pedals were also inspired by the
designs of current jet fighters giving you true-to-life control, especially when performing defensive
maneuvers or crosswind landings, or piloting helicopters. (htt)

Force Feedback Joystick


For added realistic , the Flight System G940 joystick features Logitechs awardwinning force feedback technology, which allows you to control your aircraft with
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to air, turbulence and g-forces. Unlike vibration feedback or rumble technology, force
feedback is directionally precise and tactile, so you get an accurate simulation of the
forces experienced in the game.
Featuring a two-stage metal trigger, six programmable buttons, mini-stick, 8-way hat
and three analog trim controls, the Flight System G940 joystick is designed to put you in
complete control of your aircraft. And to ensure comfort during long flights, the joystick
has a wide, solid base, a palm rest, a slight forward tilt of the stick and soft touch
surface.
Programmable Dual Throttle
To give you realistic control over any aircraft, the Flight System G940
features a split throttle design, for easy control of multi-engine aircraft.
When flying a single engine aircraft, a push-button interlocks the throttles
for a more comfortable experience.
The interactive, programmable throttle-base buttons integrate with your favorite flight
simulation software and illuminate red, green, amber or off to indicate the status of
critical aircraft systems just like they would in a real cockpit. For your convenience,
Logitech includes 80 pre-designed legend inserts that slip into the buttons, making it
easy to create an authentic switch panel with, for example, GPS, autopilot and landinggear controls.
In addition to the eight programmable base-buttons, the Flight System G940 provides
two eight-way hat switches, four programmable grip buttons and two rotary analogcontrols. The included Logitech Gaming Software allows you to assign virtually every
possible control to the G940 in just a couple steps.
Authentic Pedals
The pedals the four-bar mechanism, inspired by the designs of current jet fighters
feature an open frame design with rudder controls and toe brakes, giving you true-to-life
control, especially when performing defensive maneuvers or crosswind landings, or
piloting helicopters. An adjustable pedal-force knob lets you change the resistance to fit
your flying style. And for added comfort, the pedal base has carpet grips and heel rests
to keep the pedals and your feet in place even during the most difficult maneuvers.
(htt1)

The whole setup includes a flight stick, throttle control, and a set of some of the beefiest pedals we've
yet seen, big enough for the boots of any NFL linesman who happen to stop by and heavy enough to
ensure they won't go scuttling away under your desk when you're correcting for the crosswind on the
final approach to Kai Tak.
The bases on the two desktop sticks are similarly heavy, but despite that heft their movement is quite
light. The flight stick is definitely oriented for the combat pilot, with plenty of buttons and toggles for
whatever weapons system your next gen interceptor may have on offer, plus trims knobs for all axes.
The throttle controller is similarly well endowed with buttons, a top hat and a four-way rocker, and is
split to allow control over two banks of engines. Notable here is the four-by-two array of light-up
buttons. They can individually glow red, green, or orange, and are fully programmable and customizable.
The controller will ship with an array of labels that gamers can apply to identify each control, and scripts
can be written to dictate the behavior of the buttons, so that, for example, your landing gear button will
be green when up, red when down, and maybe orange when stuck somewhere in between.
Code will be released with the controller to match a variety of popular flight sims, like Microsoft Flight
Simulator and IL-2 Sturmovik, and anyone who knows their way around a C compiler can craft their own.
We're guessing there'll be no shortage of extensions not long after this launches, which will be in
September, by the way. $299 is not cheap, but for a quality flight system like three Benjamins is
something of a bargain, and is well worth considering for anyone looking to get a bit more serious -- but
not totally hardcore -- with their digital flight craft. (htt2)
The force feedback joystick is designed to reflect the wind shear, turbulence and g-forces 9000 in a
realistic manner, which includes directional feedback as well. The dual throttle features 8-way hat
switches and a locking mechanism when you want to control your engines in sync. Finally, the Rudder
Pedals with toe brakes provide a true to life piloting experience and provides that next level of
engagement during helicopter sims. Setting up the components is as simple as plugging in a USB cord
and all components include hard points of contact, which basically means you can bolt them down to
any hard surface.

The Flight System G940 from Logitech supports PC flight simulators including Microsoft Flight Simulator
X, IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946, Falcon: Allied Force, Lock On: Modern Air Combat X-Plane 9, Enemy Engaged 2,
and DCS: Black Shark. (htt3)
The joystick gives directional, proportional feedback rather than merely vibrating or rumbling,
and has a two-stage metal trigger, mini-stick and analog trim controls. Meanwhile the dual throttle
system can be locked into single-throttle mode depending on aircraft and comes with 80 pre-designed
button legends for different titles.

Finally, the pedals have a four-bar mechanism, open frame design and feature rudder controls and
toe brakes. Pedal-force adjustment lets gamers tailor resistance to their preferred level.

Press Release:
The Skys the Limit: Logitech Introduces Its First Force-Feedback Flight
Simulation Controller
Logitech Flight System G940 Delivers Simulator-Grade Flying Experience,
Authentic Controls, Realistic Force Feedback
Los Angeles E3 Jun. 2, 2009 To provide flight simulation enthusiasts
with a realistic experience, Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) today
unveiled the Logitech Flight System G940. The latest addition to the acclaimed
Logitech G-series line of gaming peripherals and the companys first forcefeedback flight simulation controller, the design and controls of the Flight System
G940 were inspired by military and commercial planes and helicopters.
Theres nothing ordinary about a G-series gaming peripheral, and the G940 is
no different, said Ruben Mookerjee, Logitechs director of product marketing for
gaming. We approached this project with the goal of redefining the flight sim
experience. Whether youre flying an A380, an F/A-18 Hornet or a Comanche
helicopter, when you want to feel the wind on your wings, control engines
together or independently or master tricky manoeuvres, the G940 behaves and
feels like the real thing from takeoff to landing.
For an immersive experience, the three-component Logitech Flight System
G940 features a force feedback joystick, dual throttle and rudder pedals. And,
with more than 250 programmable button options integrated into a fully featured
HOTAS (or Hands On Throttle-and-Stick) design, youre able to access critical
aircraft systems without taking your hands off the controls.
The system is also easy to set up; just connect the throttle and the pedals to the
joystick cable, and plug the USB connector into your computer. And all
components feature mounting hard points, making it easy to secure them to a
surface. The Flight System G940 is compatible with most popular PC flight
simulators, including Microsoft Flight Simulator X, IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946 and
Lock On: Modern Air Combat X-Plane 9.
Force Feedback Joystick

For added realism, the Flight System G940 joystick features Logitechs awardwinning force feedback technology, which allows you to control your aircraft with
confidence as you feel its movement as well as its reaction to air, turbulence and
g-forces. Unlike vibration feedback or rumble technology, force feedback is
directionally precise and tactile, so you get an accurate simulation of the forces
experienced in the game.
Featuring a two-stage metal trigger, six programmable buttons, mini-stick, 8-way
hat and three analog trim controls, the Flight System G940 joystick is designed
to put you in complete control of your aircraft. And to ensure comfort during long
flights, the joystick has a wide, solid base, a palm rest, a slight forward tilt of the
stick and soft touch surface.
Programmable Dual Throttle
To give you realistic control over any aircraft, the Flight System G940 features a
split throttle design, for easy control of multi-engine aircraft. When flying a single
engine aircraft, a push-button interlocks the throttles for a more comfortable
experience.
The interactive, programmable throttle-base buttons integrate with your favourite
flight simulation software and illuminate red, green, amber or off to indicate the
status of critical aircraft systems just like they would in a real cockpit. For your
convenience, Logitech includes 80 pre-designed legend inserts that slip into the
buttons, making it easy to create an authentic switch panel with, for example,
GPS, autopilot and landing-gear controls.
In addition to the eight programmable base-buttons, the Flight System G940
provides two eight-way hat switches, four programmable grip buttons and two
rotary analog-controls. The included Logitech Gaming Software allows you to
assign virtually every possible control to the G940 in just a few steps.
Authentic Pedals
The pedals the four-bar mechanism, inspired by the designs of current jet
fighters feature an open frame design with rudder controls and toe brakes,
giving you true-to-life control, especially when performing defensive manoeuvres
or crosswind landings, or piloting helicopters. An adjustable pedal-force knob
lets you change the resistance to fit your flying style. And for added comfort, the

pedal base has carpet grips and heel rests to keep the pedals and your feet in
place even during the most difficult manoeuvres.
Pricing and Availability
The Logitech Flight System G940 is expected to be available in Europe in
September for a suggested retail price of 279 plus VAT.
About Logitech
Logitech is a world leader in personal peripherals, driving innovation in PC
navigation, Internet communications, digital music, home-entertainment control,
gaming and wireless devices. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss
public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq
(htt4)

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