Reviews and Problems with Saitek Pro Flight Yoke System
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Build quality is not good and very difficault to recalibrate to the center.
Barry Chung, Amazon
19 August 2015
Summary: Not very accurate and centered. I have tried every method to reset and recalibrate to the center both from the driver and the X-Plane 10. It is horrible and I have to use both aileron and elevator trims to cancel it out.
Summary: After reading several of the conflicting reviews, thought I would give this a try after using a joystick exclusively since buying fsx. Having owned a couple real aircraft and flown a variety of others I realize that a yoke costing a hundred dollars or so is not going to feel like the real thing, but...
Summary: The quality level wasn't as good as I hoped. The yoke wobbled quite a bit and movement wasn't recognized equally when turning left to right (it took more distance to recognize movement to the left than it did to the right after being calibrated).
I've had the Saitek Pro Flight Yoke + Pedals and the CH Flight Sim Yoke + Pedals + Quadrant. This is what you need to know.
Christopher Eastridge, Amazon
9 October 2014
Summary: Alright people, listen up. This is the review you want. If you are like a normal person and can't afford the $600-$1000 yoke from PFC without getting divorced then you are undoubtedly comparing this yoke (or the CH Eclipse, same thing really) to the Saitek Pro Flight Yoke.
Looks great, but if you're a serious simmer beware
19 January 2013
Summary: This is a nice looking unit and has many functions that many will like. But....I hated this yoke and here's why! I am a serious flight simmer now for over 25 years and have had various yokes and controllers during that time.
Summary: The yoke itself has a significant mechanical dead band for both pitch and roll. This makes it difficult to perform fine control over your aircraft. The pitch range of motion is also significantly less than the roll range. It's just not that realistic for flight sims.
Summary: Mechanically, this is a nicer product than the CH Products yoke, what with the stainless steel shaft and the separate throttle quadrant, and the extra throttles and all the other devices you can stack up with it.
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.
Summary: I apologize in advance for the long winded review, I can never keep it short and simple: Pros: - Nice button layout, low profile, feels solid, integrated timer Cons: - Big, clunky detents right dead center of the pitch and roll travel. - "Precision Bearing" not really precision at all.
Luck of the draw -- the "phantom key press " issue!
Anthony J. Lomenzo "Doc Tony", Amazon
7 October 2010
Summary: Things just went entirely too smooth and totally glitch free which should have signaled that this in itself was not a good omen! Basically I went from the CH Products yoke, throttle quad and CH rudder pedals to the SAITEK system and even bought an extra SAITEK throttle quad to then have '6'...