Reviews and Problems with Saitek Pro Flight Yoke System
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18 January 2014
Summary: I purchased the item in August 2013. The USB connection of the yoke would suddenly be disconnected, without any signs or warnings, 15-30 minutes into use in FSX. I suspected it was a computer and/or FSX issue, so I ignored the problem. The issue persisted for several months. I connected the yoke on a different computer with FSX. The same problem reappeared.
Summary: Very noisy inputs literally (about) 5 out of 6 times. Every 6th time (give or take) I plug it in, the inputs are perfectly silent. The play at the center of the joystick is too much. Rotation on any axis is not smooth unless in unusual positions. Transitioning from left to right yoke, and forward to reverse yoke is not smooth at all.
Summary: My son loves this setup. He combined it with Microsoft Flight Simulator Gold Edition and now we can't get him out of his room! A pilot friend of mine said it would be a good investment for an aspiring pilot. We'll see!
Summary: The aileron control wheel of my Saitek yoke has a large dead zone to the left, about 10 degrees. In other words, the airplane would not bank left until I took up the 10-degree slack. There is no dead zone to the right. Dead zone is not bad if it is uniformly distributed throughout the control. The operator will soon develope the muscle memory which enables him to move the control just the right amount for the desired effect.