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8.3 out of 10

Saitek Pro Flight Yoke System

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Reviews and Problems with Saitek Pro Flight Yoke System

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Overall 6
6.0

Saitek Pro flight yoke

biggjoe, Amazon
14 May 2013
  • Summary: This yoke does have some good features but also has issues as well. It is affordable and easy to set up. It does however have a problem with the pitch axis. It is sticky making precise movements difficult if not impossible. Roll axis also sticks when moving from center position. The throttle quadrant work very well and has not had any problems so far. I have not tried any other brands as of now, I plan to as I am disappointed in this yoke.
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Overall 6
6.0

Saitek Pro Flight PZ44 Yoke System

avtech09, Overstock
5 April 2012
  • Summary: The throttle quadrant is perect I love the rocker switches and the detents noticible when bringing into reverse feather or activating thrust revesers. The yoke is unnecessarly bulky and has a poor range of motion. The yoke moves 4 inches in and out and only 45 degrees left or right, compared to a real yoke which offers upwards of a foot of movement in and out and 90 degrees left or right.
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Overall 6
6.0

Saitek Pro Flight Yoke System Flight Simulator. The Ultimate Simulation Experience!

benji01, epinions.com
3 August 2011
  • Summary: If you're looking to pursue this as a hobby or possibly train with a simulator, it really is something that you must have. I would definitely buy it.
  • Pros: Puts the pilot's mind at ease. Great product for ultimate simulation.
  • Cons: Little big and hard to set up if you plan to take it back down.
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Overall 6
6.0

Better than keyboard or joystick

James C., Newegg
29 January 2011
  • Summary: I assumed that this yoke would be an upgrade from my current CH USB yoke but I was wrong. It does have more features but a professional yoke it is not.
  • Pros: Built in timer and good mount for desktop. Comes with a seperate throttle quadrant. USB Drivers installed automatically on Windows 7.
  • Cons: Cheaply made. Even though the yoke shaft has a metal sleeve the pitch action is not smooth throughout it's range. Roll is OK. Timer buttons are not marked very well.
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Overall 6
6.0

Does NOT feel real, but otherwise good

Justine E. Haupt, Amazon
20 December 2009
  • Summary: I bought this Yoke/throttle for essentially one reason -- sharpening my instrument flying skills at home. Specifically, I was looking for a yoke that actually feels like a real small plane. What do I mean by this? Well, I don't mean the appearance or the ergonomics, which seem to be as good as you can get in this price range. What I mean is the spring force in the yoke mechanism. The actual *feel*.
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Overall 6
6.0

Mediocre yoke, loses calibration, induces fatigue

Anthony P., Newegg
5 October 2009
  • Summary: I really wish this were a more comfortable peripheral. It's a total hassle to configure, and more of a hassle to use.
  • Pros: Looks great. Lots of buttons. Throttle Quadrant performs very well
  • Cons: The yoke itself is difficult to manage. The centering detents on the shaft require more force than comfortable to overcome, leading to oversteering around the center point. Constantly wrestling with it to try and make small adjustments in flight is nearly impossible. It wears me out and makes it very hard to fly, especially considering you don't have a full range of travel compared to a real aircraft yoke, so wasting the precious inches trying to find your way out of ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Great .. BUT ... Recent model still has phantom behavior

Dave, Amazon
14 August 2009
  • Summary: I have a newer model, which I confirmed with Saitek support. Curiously, I still have the "phantom key" issue but just for the hat switch views. Support said it could not be the older "hardware related" phantom issue, but was likely a loose or crushed wire inside the yoke. I'm sorry but this is still unacceptable. These are basic quality issues. It amazes me that they can invest so much time into designing such a wonderful and realistic yoke ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Good Yoke, Once Phantom Key Inputs Solved

Dave B, Amazon
11 December 2008
  • Summary: I was very hesitate about ordering this yoke after reading all of the Amazon reviews pertaining to Phantom inputs (gear up, view cycles, etc). Until now I've always used CH yokes. I did experience the phantom key inputs... I was able to solve it. Read on. First Impressions: I was surprised by the construction of the Saitek yoke. Everything is contained in the yoke enclosure - very solid. The top is flat and has enough area to sit a keyboard, mouse or even laptop.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 10
10

Saitek Pro Flight Yoke System Query

dabs.com
3 October 2008
  • Summary: Before buying this item I'd like to know: Do I have to buy the throttle controller separately? If so how does the throttle work with just the Yoke? Also, have the bugs been fixed yet?
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice design but....

Shawn, Amazon
26 September 2007
  • Summary: The yoke and throttle quadrant are well designed and very sturdy. They attach easily (no instructions on assembly) and hold tight. The description of the throttle states that it comes with extra knobs (different colors) and every review I've read states the same. Mine did not however. In addition, the throttle quadrant stopped working after 2 days. The light shows it's on, but there is no response.
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