Summary: Just recently, I posted a rather negative review of the X-55 Rhino. In the very same review, I also mentioned the X52 Pro, and how I had had to replace it because of faulty hardware. I feel I've painted a rather bad image of Saitek, and thus I will now write a positive review for these pedals, which I have had no issues with. I bought these pedals seven years ago.I had never tried anything like it in my life, and was therefore quite excited to try.
Summary: Wasn't sure if I would enjoy using these, but ended up loving these pedals within the first 10 minutes of flying in X-Plane. Once you find the perfect tension they're perfect. And darn sturdy too, despite being all plastic.
Pros: Sturdy little unit, hook and loop fasteners keep the pedals in place, adjustable tension, and they just work.
Absolutely required if you are training for real flying
Ryan Yoder, Amazon
14 October 2013
Summary: Ruddder with toe brakes are found in most Cessnas and these pedals simulate the real thing pretty well. Mine slip around a bit on the carpet so I am looking for a way to secure them. There are holes so I might screw them into the plywood floor under the carpet. I highly recommend the pedals, yoke, and throttle for people wanting something close to reality. I have flown a 172 sp and these controls feel pretty close.
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: I recently got my rudder pedals. They were easy to set up and begin using. I'm still getting used to them, but it's better than having to twist my joy stick, which is nothing like the real thing. I would recommend them to someone who wants a more realistic flight experience.