Reviews and Problems with Saitek Pro Flight Yoke System
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Great Concept, Poor Execution
David J Carter Jr, Amazon
24 October 2012
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.
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. So it baffles me why Saitek's designers had to put a big center dead zone into the controller firmware, especially when the system software and most apps allow for a software dead zone if you want one.
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.
Summary: If you are a hard core simmer you must know that this yoke can only last for few month as it is mentioned in other reviews. I can confirm it too. After few month it started to make noise and controls will be hard to move and because of that they move in steps that causes lose of accuracy. Based on price some my find it OK and some not. but don't expect it to last even for a year.
Summary: I believe Amazon is a good and professional company, I told you that my order Simulator Yoke and Throttle Three-Lever (PZ44) has been received well and on time, Yoke is OK but unfortunately Three- LeverThrottle not working and not recognized by my computer, I'm sure the installation CD I have done it right
Summary: If you looking for a flight yoke that feels realistic, the Saitek Pro Flight Yoke is not for you. The shape, the button layout, and the throttle quadrant are all nice however... Regardless of the software you are using this yoke will not deliver an accurate representation of true aircraft operation. Actually a real aircraft is much easier to fly than flying with this yoke. Anyone who says they are a pilot and likes this yoke is lying about one or the other. WARNING!
Summary: firstly i got my package and opened up and read the manual on how to set it up which the manual made no sesnes at all. next i tried to connect the trottles to the yoke but it wouldnt go in. I am not happy about it at all.
Summary: The first yoke I received has a horrible "stickiness" problem, especially on the roll axis. It's not a smooth movement like in real aircraft, rather *SLIDE* *STICK* *JERK* *SLIDE*. It's very hard to make turns with such horrible controls. Amazon is great and it's sending a replacement via overnight, so I will update the review over the weekend. I hope it's just a fluke, but judging by Saitek forums, this may be a problem with the construction of the yoke itself.