Pros This is a great joystick, once I learned how to calibrate it.
Cons No problems, once I learned to calibrate it.
Summary HOW TO CALIBRATE THE LOGITECH EXTREME 3D PRO JOYSTICK
I just figured out how to calibrate this joystick. I am using Windows XP. I assume it will work with all Windows operarting systems though.
Go to Control Panel, click on "Game Controllers", or however you get to your joystick settings. Hold down the "Ctrl" (control key) and the "Shift" key together - at the same time, THEN click your mouse on the "Properties". This should take you to a different calibration screen that you would get to without holding the two keys together. IMPORTANT - Click on the "Test" tab first. If you go to the settings tab first, it likely will not work. Without doing anything else after clicking on the "Test" tab, next click on the "Settings" tab. Then click on the "Calibrate" button below. Click "next". Click the thumb button on the left side of the joystick which should bring you to another screen. Then follow the prompts......
* On the "axis calibration", move your joystick in full circles, making sure the "+" symbol moves around the far margins of the square. After a few complete circles, click the "next" button with your mouse.
* On the next screen, click the left button on the joystick again, which should bring you to the next screen. Move the throttle lever back and forth a few times. Then click "next" again.
* On the "Z rotation screen", move the joystick to the left and right (rotate it) a few times. Then click "next" and then "finish" then "ok". Thats it. It should be calibrated now. Hope this helps everyone with problems.
Pros Nice features, good handling
Cons Calibration sucks
Summary Its a good overall joystick...I've had it for over a year and the buttons and and springs have yet to wear out, but its probably because the calibration stops working after several months. Since you cannot calibrate it on your own it makes using it fairly irritating when you are in the middle of a dogfight and all of a sudden you notice that your turning sucks. I dont know if the calibration just wears out or if something within the joystick just quits, but it stops working right after about 9 months or so.
Pros Solid design. plenty of buttons for most games. Joystick action is smooth. Very easy to use in air combat games, despite what others say.
Cons Twist control is a little too sensitive, even with a slight deadzone added in the panel.
Summary Overall a great stick for the price, don't regret getting it at all. Games I use it for: Space Orbiter, H.A.W.X., Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004.
"So far so good"on by mrmister91
Pros throttle control, nice precision, comfortable hold. 1yr warranty!!!
Cons the buttons on the base feel a bit cheap - not a major problem. Worried that after a couple of months of use, it will develop calibration issues according to other reviews.
Summary It is my first joystick so i cannot compare its features with others, used primarily for flight simulator and i find it excellent to use, fits very well in my hand, easily accessible buttons. Many other reviews on this page talk about some sort of "calibration Issue" that occurs after a few hours of use; but no worries, if i do have a problem with it then i will take it straight back to the store i purchased it from. lucky i unpacked it out of the box very carefully without tearing any of the packaging.
Pros Twist for rudder
Summary Works great on all of my games from BF2 to FSX!