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Old Dec 15th, 2013, 10:30 PM   #1
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Old Dec 15th, 2013, 11:08 PM   #2
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You may want to do some checking at their site and maybe start off at:

XP 10 and Mavericks - General X-Plane Forum - X-Plane.Org Forum

Probably a lot more Mac users at that site, but not to knock ehmac.ca for your question.
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Old Dec 19th, 2013, 06:38 PM   #3
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Old Dec 19th, 2013, 07:52 PM   #4
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Dr T, thinking of your hardware controller dilemma, I gave Shirley Demeriez (ex VMUG pres if you recall) a call whose husband got into flight simm stuff big time years ago for suggestions, but she didn't have any and have sold all their stuff. So off to google land ...

So in my summary form, from what I know and recall, Logitech and CH Products had the best flight controllers but Logitech seems to have dropped them and stayed with the auto controller stuff, so that leaves the CH Products.

So from their supplier site, Best Buy Canada was recommended, and yes they have a fair bit.

Consumer Products

So your best bet seems to be Best Buy Canada, online only.
Results for - Best Buy Canada

The only other Canadian site I could find was:
CH Products

But I'd go with Best Buy for their reputation and return etc. if needed.

Two different yoke controllers and foot pedals all available and you're ready to take off and do some flying.

There shouldn't be any trouble with Macs and software as the X-Plane developers all use Macs and only Macs I believe except maybe a Windows test box!!

I hope this info helps.
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Old Dec 20th, 2013, 01:05 AM   #5
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CH yoke and pedals for X-Plane 10, the saga continues...

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Old Dec 20th, 2013, 12:33 PM   #6
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Thanks for responding pm-r. Of course I look at other sites, but it's always useful to have a reminder to do so. Indeed, I posted a request for help on another forum and got a prompt response from a Mac user that was immensely helpful, about 3 different possible sets of hardware.

But I still have no leads on Canadian sources.

Since ehMac is nominally Canadian, I had the faint hope that there might be some knowledgeable response here about Canadian sources for X-Plane hardware.

Oh, I should mention, pm-r, that I have checked with CanadaRam in your own fine city, and they cannot supply my preferred X-Plane controllers. Maybe I should try that outfit over in Esquimalt or Vic West, I forget the name, just in case they have different suppliers.

Since yours was the only response here, I take it that no ehMac users are also X-Plane users.
I am an avid X-plane user and have quite an extensive simulator setup. I am running everything on Windows now, but when I was starting, it was all done on my mid 2007 iMac. I used the Saitek products - Yoke, TPM and rudder pedals on the iMac with no problems. I purchased these from my local Futureshop...They carried all items and I did not have to order anything.
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Old Dec 20th, 2013, 12:53 PM   #7
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You can bet your bottom dollar that I won't suggest Refart, in fact I had to warn a lady the phoned me yesterday. (I fixed her problem for her over the phone!! I bet they sure wouldn't do that!!!

BTW: the Esquimalt or Vic West place you mentioned was Moore & Associates and is now called by their original Byte Computers name and are still on William St. right off Esquimalt Rd. towards the east end.

I'm glad that 'DeadZone' posted here with some good suggestions as it seems there are very few flight simm members here, at least few that posted.

PS: From some of the stuff I read if it's correct, that the Mac OS X has all the needed software installed. My guess is that the controllers are just like an elaborate mouse or input devices. But may not be true.
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It looks like A-Power in Burnably has the Saitek products.
I've dealt with them previously but I couldn't confirm shipping costs as my old password wouldn't work:

A-Power.com - Buy Saitek Products - Canada

I'll see what I can find with some local stores.

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I see that Best Buy carries some of the Saitek products and free shipping with stuff over $20.00 and you'll be well above that by the time you get all you want!!!
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You can bet your bottom dollar that I won't suggest Refart, in fact I had to warn a lady the phoned me yesterday. (I fixed her problem for her over the phone!! I bet they sure wouldn't do that!!!

BTW: the Esquimalt or Vic West place you mentioned was Moore & Associates and is now called by their original Byte Computers name and are still on William St. right off Esquimalt Rd. towards the east end.

I'm glad that 'DeadZone' posted here with some good suggestions as it seems there are very few flight simm members here, at least few that posted.

PS: From some of the stuff I read if it's correct, that the Mac OS X has all the needed software installed. My guess is that the controllers are just like an elaborate mouse or input devices. But may not be true.
All the controllers - Yoke, TPM and rudder pedals work right out of the box for the flight controls within X-Plane. The only thing you will not get is the readout display on the yoke...but if you look hard enough on the X-Plane.org forum, I believe there is a plugin for that.
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Old Dec 20th, 2013, 01:40 PM   #10
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Thanks for the info and Dr T should be pleased to know that.

Also, for Dr T, the local Future Stores also carry the Saitek and CH Products Flight Simulator controllers, in store included.

So both FS and BB will save you any shipping costs. But not your ferry fares if you use the FS in store method. I'd use their free shipping regardless.
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