Summary: I bought for my son as a birthday gift and he enjoys playing it very much. He has shown an interest in flying and likes using the various flight controls that are available in order to make the Microsoft Flight Simulator game very realistic.
Summary: I recently started my helicopter private pilot license and had a horrible time controlling the anti torque pedals, kept fighting my other foot. So I got this controller hoping it would acclimate me to using helicopter pedals. Let me tell you, it does not help at all. Helicopter pedals are not spring loaded nor do they have the amount of "load" that this is simulating. So if you are getting this to save on training time, then this won't help you at all.
Summary: After 3 years my pedals finally broke. What broke was the attachment point for the spring which provides feel and the return of the toe brake function on the left side. (I hope that is clear). Upon dismantling the pedal, I found that the plastic retainer had broken off and it wasn't surprising as the spring used was far too strong for the plastic structure IMHO. I have tried to remove the other spring without success, hoping to install a less potent elastic or spring.
Summary: What's really great about this pedal set is being able to dial in a resistance level - CH pedals are way too fast and easily nudged in comparison. You can actually keep your feet on these and not carry an inadvertent input...not to mention being able to adjust the pedal angle as well, and having individual toe throws. If you're heavy into flight sims and want the added effort feel of real pedals these rock!
Summary: I bought these foot pedals for some random flight sim games and they have performed admirably. I'm 6'2 person so I was worried they'd be cheaply made and fall apart but after using them for a few weeks those fears are gone. These are very high quality pedals that I'm sure I will get years of use out of. They make flight sim games all the more fantastic with the proper equipment.
Summary: If you enjoy sim flight, you MUST have rudder pedals, a good stick and yoke, and throttles. The thing is suspension of disbelief, immersion, the feeling of it all. You NEED this. True, once you're airborne, you can fly without using the rudder, even in a real aircraft. In sims, the auto-rudder is handy, but again it's a cheat, and diminishes the experience, the 'feel' of it.
Summary: Follow-On Comment 9/12/2013: After installing the rudder pedals and using them with my Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog Controllers I was having a problem where the thrust control was inducing a rudder command. What had me stumped was the my Thrustmaster HOTAS Cougar Controllers did not have the same problem. I finally wrote an email to Saitek support. I thought maybe they would respond in a couple of days via email with a suggestion or two.