Reviews and Problems with Saitek PRO Flight TPM System
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Not Compatible With Windows 8
2 weeks ago
Summary: Saitek drivers are NOT compatible with Windows 8. I'm running FSX, Xplane, and Prepar3d and in spite of spending hours browsing forums looking for solutions I am unable to get this product to work 100% with any of the 3 sims I have. I had the TPM system as well as the radio panel and switch panel for nearly a year now and they are collecting dust.
Summary: I was at first concerned with the oversized plastic look of the unit and strongly considered the GoFlight TPM. Was pleasantly surprised with this. The push rods for the TPM are firm and accurate, would love a vernier for the mixture but I can't really complain. Some have kvetched over the toggle switches, I've had no issues programming the switches with FSUIPC. If they are treated as momentary switches rather than toggles they work just fine.
Summary: Make sure you have a powered usb hub if you are buying these Pro Flight items... your motherboard will quickly run out of ports and won't be able to power all of them itself anyway.... 12V 5A 13 port by Anker is the one I went for... - Wish the buttons were toggle as to use them you have to flip them twice depending on the function you assign to them...
Pros: - Solid construction - easy to configure - extra switches useful if you need more things binded to them... I use them as my circuit breaks...
Summary: Just like the real deal. This product attaches to the other Saitek Pro components and really enriches the flight sim experience. I use them with FSX and X-Plane 10. A quick note, this product itself requires a mount. It doesn't screw into the other units with the little screws. This needs to be mounted just like the flight stick. Just a note for those with limited space.
Summary: Every control is sturdy and feels like it belongs in a real plane, and you can tell by feel which item you're touching so you don't have to take your hands off the stick. Now if they'd only make a force feedback joystick for us WW1 pilots. Thanks, Saitek. My flight control panel is filling up with your wonderful products!
push and pull buttons work fine. On and off buttons are not designed for any flight software
24 January 2014
Summary: Throttle mixture and carb heat work just fine. However the on/off buttons do not work for x-plane10. Basically you can only switch something ON or OFF but not ON and OFF. For instance: A switch can only switch off the landing light but not back on using the same switch. I gave up on finding suitable drivers. to make it work.
Summary: When flying a Cessna or other small plane you are required to keep your hand on the throttle during takeoff and landing to pass the practical test and remain safe. This throttle helps with the muscle memory while flying simulators. The switch panel is nice too but on a Cessna the switches are not below the throttle quadrant and they are a different style. For ultimate realism the throttle should have a tensioner ring you can twist.
Summary: These Saitek PRO Flight Simulator joysticks and instruments are very well contructed, with amazing and realistic materials, I totally recommend these products. I build my own cockpit in my place!