Reviews and Problems with Saitek Pro Flight Yoke System
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Beware of the aileron one-sided dead zone
Big Al "Alan Rivière", Amazon
16 July 2012
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.
Beware of dead zone in Saitek yoke. CH Products yoke is better.
Amazon Customer, Amazon
8 April 2010
Summary: I've been a flight simulator enthusiast for years. When I first started this hobby years ago, CH Products was the only affordable yoke around, and it worked great. Recently I decided to try the Saitek yoke, figuring that the ball bearings and metal shaft would be superior to the CH Products yoke. Not true at all. Saitek, for some reason, puts a dead zone in the middle. Turning the yoke about 10 degrees in either direction from center has no effect.
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. In fact, it's very misleading. Read on. Ok, so I bought this to replace my CH Products yoke system that is now 5 years old.
Summary: Looks quite good and should enhance your flight sim experience. Mine has a fault that Saitek know about, but don't have a 100% definitive fix for yet. It makes button pushes on it's own & squeaks when moving. Makers forums say they won't have new units until Jan/Feb 2008, might be that these are defective too (problems date from mid/late 2007). You face extra expense to have it replaced by Saitek.
Luck of the draw -- the "phantom key press " issue!
Anthony J. Lomenzo "Doc Tony", Amazon
2 November 2007
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' programmable axis levers and additional buttons to program.