Reviews and Problems with Saitek Pro Flight Yoke System
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Not too bad.
25 August 2013
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: The idea of this yoke is good, but alas its a bunch of garbage. Out of the box, the buttons stuck and registered phantom clicks. Toggling one of the switches made it think that it was pushing the button next to it. Avoid this product and buy the CH instead. Much higher quality. Don't waste your money. I used this thing one time, and now I have to send it back to Saitek at my expense.
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 throttle quadrant and built in flight timer are excellent ideas and the styling is great. Button placement is perfect. So why the low rating? Well, there really is only one reason. This thing was nearly impossible to use as a flight controller. I know, maybe I am being a bit picky here. Really, it did feel fairly solid and well built but the action was was so rough that it made subtle movements in flight impossible.
Saitek Pro Flight Yoke with Throttle is a very good product...
Chipper "Chipper", Amazon
23 September 2012
Summary: Hello, I got this to replace my CH yoke and like it a lot. First thing I noticed is how well built it is. It was simple to set up. Gives me a more 'realistic' feeling than the CH yoke. Also, the price seemed reasonable when I purchased it, as it was under $90. I'm glad I was patient and watched Amazon over time to get it at, what I thought, was a good price.
Summary: This yolk is terrible if you are trying to emulate a real airplane and taking flight training and hope to use this to supplement it. First off, there are very hard center detents on the both the roll (aileron) and pitch (elevator)axis. This takes considerable force to move the control out of the center positions. Second, there is a lot of slop around the center positions. About 10 degrees on the roll and about 1 inch on the pitch axis.