Summary: This is my second Saitek Joystick, and I have enjoyed using both. The Evo is very ergonomically adjustable, and has lots of programable features. I bought one that didn't come with a cd-rom, so had to do some downloading.
Summary: THIS PRODUCT WAS PURCHASED IN MY WIFE'S NAME BUT WAS FOR ME. THE PRODUCT IS A GOOD PURCHASE FOR THE PRICE. I WAS A LITTLE DISAPPOINTED THAT IT DID NOT COME WITH A CD OR MANUAL. I FINALLY FIGURED OUT THE FUNCTIONS BY TRIAL AND ERROR.
Summary: The ergonomics need improvement, but everything functions properly. I loved my MS Sidewinder 3D Pro but many new PCs obsoleted the 15-pin joystick port, so I had to buy a USB joystick. The Saitek had the same "swivel" rudder control that I loved on the Sidewinder.
Summary: It works, and it self calibrates. I think that needs to be explained. My prior joysticks needed to be calibrated with the operating system. You ran a utility on the screen and moved the joystick through its full range. This joystick has some internal calibrating which is working fine so far.
Pros: I bought this stick to help fly in BF2 and its helped tremendously. Easily found and configured in Windows and BF2.
Cons: The stick is a bit overly sensitive and I've been fooling around with the dead space in the center but have not found a suitable configuration. This is mainly a problem with flying a helo in close quarters, not with a plane.
Pros: Purchased mainly for BF2 and it works like a charm for the aviator. Helo's take a little more learning curve. The way they keep the stick centered with the spring system works very well and the deadzone is not huge
Cons: Large stick, hard to get fine movements with it but with a little more practice anything is possible.
Pros: After using many Joysticks over the years this is by far the best I have used. It is smooth in operation and extremely programmable. I use it for BF2 only and flying is so much easier. Setup was a breeze and not one problem in BF2. Well worth the money, so much so I just ordered another one for m...
Cons: Not too much but I don’t like the reach for the upper most buttons so I don’t use them. The three side buttons are a bit touchy so you have to be careful not to accidentally hit them or you will activate them. I have mine set on alt cockpit views. Just one touch and bang you’re looking at a chase...