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8.3 out of 10

Saitek Pro Flight Yoke System

Precision elevator and aileron control through yoke14 button con Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Saitek Pro Flight Yoke System

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Overall 2
2.0

Product defective

Danny, Amazon
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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't buy if you actually fly in real life. Huge dead zone on the ailerons, and quite some on the elevator.

Filip Miletic, Amazon
5 February 2011
  • Summary: I bought the yoke with the throttle quadrant in the attempt to set up a home flight simulator system (driven by x-plane 9) to practice maneuvers after actual flight lessons. (I fly a Cessna 172 Skyhawk in real life). I decided for the Saitek yoke as I saw rave reviews on the internet and in retrospect it seems that I haven't researched the problem well enough. It turns out that the yoke has a non-removable 10 degree dead zone either way on the roll axis (i.e.
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Overall 2
2.0

Saiteck Yoke System

Kevin H., Newegg
26 January 2011
  • Pros: Realistic feel, hooks reasonably well on to a table
  • Cons: The Yoke would not accept extreme turns. Also the fire button broke just a few times after using it. Unfortunately, I was travelling a lot so I didn t get to return it to Newegg (who has excellent customer service). When I contacted Saiteck all I got was voicemail. They never called back. I tried to e-mail their support and again I heard nothing. For the price of the yoke, I had expected better customer service.
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Overall 2
2.0

Two Units with phantom button pushes

George Stevens, Amazon
7 October 2010
  • Summary: First unit exhibited phantom button selections and was unusable. The Saitek web site was not helpful, and I was told to return unit for replacement by thier tech rep. Return and replacement by Amazon went very smoothly. Good job there. Second Unit had similar problems as well as x and y axis signal spikes that made control impossible. Have returned second unit for refund.
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Overall 2
2.0

Looks can be deceiving.

A. Petropolis, Amazon
12 September 2010
  • Summary: As an instrument rated private pilot, I have used all versions of Microsoft FS to "practice" instrument flying, including the most current FSX. I have use a joystick for years, but was looking to add a little more realism to my sim experience. What a mistake I made buying the Saitek yoke. It has been a very frustrating several weeks. First of all, looks can be deceiving.
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Overall 2
2.0

Good until it broke

Leslie B., Newegg
19 August 2010
  • Summary: I owned this yoke for about 5 months and then it just died. I have politely e-mailed and called Saitek daily for a week to have warranty work done but they do not answer calls or e-mails. I will be contacting BBB and FTC about this if I cannot get satisfaction by the end of the week. This is my second Saitek product to die on me in less than a year and so far I cannot return either of them.
  • Pros: Nice feel, the buttons are placed well, the LCD clock is nice, reasonably low price
  • Cons: plastic parts are of low quality, electronics are of horrible quality, lack of Saitek customer service
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Overall 2
2.0

Pro Flight Yoke System

David H., Newegg
15 February 2010
  • Summary: I really wish this yoke worked and I tried to make that happen with break-in and silicone. It has a really nice layout and feel except for the sticking and random key strokes. If the yoke were as smooth as the pedals I'd be a happy camper. If you buy a yoke, take it out of the package and test it for function. If it hangs up at send it back immediately. Don't make the mistake I did of opening the case because that voids the warranty.
  • Pros: The size and layout of the yoke is good, buttons and control levers are user-friendly, the stop watch is a nice touch, the chronometer would also be nice if I could make it work.
  • Cons: The yoke sticks so badly it is impossible to use. I sent a couple of emails to Saitek-recommended support, but no response. I called the support number but a recorded message said they were out for the holiday (Thanksgiving) and this was in February. I also emailed Saitek support directly but again, no response. I bought a set of rudder pedals at the same time and these work fine. I ended up going back to my old yoke which is smooth and reliable. Reviews show that Sai...
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Overall 2
2.0

The SAD TEK Flight Yoke- should have Known better

J. rudy, Amazon
16 November 2007
  • Summary: I have 3 words for this yoke, or I mean 3 letters...RMA. I don't know where to begin. First of all is 4:00 am and I have been screwing around with this thing for over 14 hours... urrrg. Yes you guessed it-phantom buttons. After all the warnings from you guys on here, I had to buy it anyway. But you see I thought I was getting a "new fixed" one. But guess what people, the are not. I am a real pilot and I have used CH yoke for years.
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Overall 2
2.0

Horrible

Firepac, Amazon
29 October 2007
  • Summary: Very horrible product. Recently purchased this yoke and was experiencing phantom key presses like many who have already stated. Exchanged it for a new one and still experiencing the same problem. Apparently Saitek has no intentions on fixing the problem.
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Overall 2
2.0

Does not work

Craig S, Amazon
25 October 2007
  • Summary: I do not recommend this product. Many people are having problems with random button presses. This makes the product unusable. I would be flying in MS Flightsim and all of a sudden, my landing gear could drop without warning, flaps move, etc. I sent the product back after being told to do so by Saitek support. As soon as I unplugged this product and went back to my old stick, the problem went away.
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