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Logitech G940 The First Force Feedback Controller By Logitech

Logitech G940 Flight System is the  logitech’s first state of the art force feedback flight simulation controller. Hailed as the first force feedback flight simulation controller, it goes beyond the simple controllers, it has got dual throttle and rudder pedals, giving you 250 programmable button options to work with.

The force feedback controllers are used to play the flight sim games like Hawx which all the authors at segmentnext play every weekend, all these so to say flight simulation games require high tech controllers to enjoy these games in their true sense, the latest one of those controllers is the one we are talking about: Logitech G940.

The main focus of the manufacturer of this project was to make sure the gamers experience the realism using this controller, much have been copied from the real world jet/helicopter controllers to make it as close to realistic design as ever.

The force feedback technology let you feel its movements as well as its effects to wind shear, buffeting, turbulence and G-force. Dual Throttle feature of the controller let you precisely control the multi engine aircraft using the two 8-way hat switches. It allows you to enjoy the true rudder controls especially when you are performing the defensive maneuvers.

Logitech G940 has an interactive system of  programmable throttle base buttons which illuminate in different colors to indicate the status of critical aircraft systems.

It’s easy to use and all parts of logitech g940 can be bolted on to the table or other surface for a solid experience. As far as it’s compatibility is concerned it works with 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 and more.

System Requirements
PC with Windows® XP or Windows Vista®
CD-ROM drive
Internet connection required for installation
25 MB of available hard drive space
USB 2.0 port
AC power connection (110-230v)

Software
I-FORCE™ Force Feedback Technology Licensed from Immersion Corporation.
Logitech™ Gaming Software for Windows™.

Technical Specifications

Joystick
Precision force feedback
2-stage metal trigger
POV Control Switch
8-way hat switch
Six programmable buttons
Pinkie shift button
Three analog trim controls
Contactless X & Y positional sensor
Rubber feet with base mounting points

Dual throttle
Split design throttle with interlock and adjustable tension
Two 4-way hat switches
Four programmable buttons on grip
Two rotary analog controls
Eight programmable base buttons with independent interactive LED backlighting and user changeable legends
3-position mode switch
Rubber feet with base mounting points

Rudder pedals
Realistic rudder pedals with stainless steel treads
Toe brakes
Adjustable resistance control
Retractable carpet lock
Rubber feet with base mounting points .

Logitech G940 is still far away from the release date, you won’t be getting it this summer as it is expected to be release in september for US/Europe and is priced at 299$, which is expensive but for a quality flight system like Logitech G940 it’s worth it.