Reviews and Problems with Saitek Pro Flight Rudder Pedals
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Value for money 4
26 May 2013
Summary: I like the construction, and build of the pedals. But the pedals was way to stiff even after setting it to be a loose as possible. After a few hours of using them, my legs started to get tired. I returned them.
Summary: Well another product from Saitek that is total junk. The lowest adjustment (less resistance) was still very hard to push and you will need to secure it to the floor to prevent it from moving! Also, the brakes do not release after applying them...it works on the test page but on the actual sim they will not release. Never again!!!!
Summary: Don't get me wrong, this pedal set may be great for you. My problem is I have size 13 shoes and I found these pedals to be too bulky with too many plastic ridges around the foot area, forcing you to make sure your feet are in the right spots! I also found the angle of the pedals to be difficult to press. I returned these for the combat type pedals as they are a "cleaner" design and in my opinion more like what you see in a real aircraft.
Summary: The pedals stick if you push them to the full travel length. Unsticking involves removing about 20 screws from the back plate, and re-inserting the pedal guide into the track. Having done this twice now, I can report that the design of these pedals is, in a word, bad. Even assuming the newer pedals are fixed, the plastic they're made out of is flimsy and flexes (which is what causes the pedals to jump the guide track).
Summary: After a month using my Saitex Pro Flight Rudder Pedals my system did not reconized it anymore. I tryed on other computers and the problem is the same. Amazon policy do not allow me to return afer 30 days, and Mad Catz, Inc. the company who gives support to this items, do not answer the phone and do not answer my emails. I am very desapointed for all the wasted time and the money I lost for a product that just worked for a few days.
Cons: I bought one in 10/03/07 and right out the box when I tried to adjust the friction knob the knob came out on my hand. I was so upset. Brand new! Since was broken I decided to look what was inside. What a bad product! I have engineering knowledge about plastic injection and you should see how week this project is made. Well, I tried to install the drivers and it took me four reboots and going to their web page to find the appropriate driver for my box, only to realize ...
Summary: I've been a sim pilot since the days of ATF in the eighties, and in the real world all my life. The first pair jammed/locked up after 8-10 hours use. The second pair jammed/locked up after 5-6 hours use. The third pair jammed/locked up after only a single hour of use. I feel these pedals are not made of the right materials to make them a practical, viable product. My advice is, don't waste your money.