Reviews and Problems with Saitek Pro Flight Yoke System
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Not bad for a starter rig
Brandon Spacey "Furthermore, what?", Amazon
8 July 2014
Summary: I have never flown with a yoke and rudder pedals. Ever since I got my first flight simulator, I've always used a Top Gun Afterburner joystick and throttle combo, with a rocker button for the rudder. So obviously, I'm new to the yoke.
Summary: Very noisy inputs literally (about) 5 out of 6 times. Every 6th time (give or take) I plug it in, the inputs are perfectly silent. The play at the center of the joystick is too much. Rotation on any axis is not smooth unless in unusual positions.
Summary: If you are buying it, I would seriously consider upgrading to their newer Cessna yoke. Its about $50 more than the normal price of this one ($75 compared to the Newegg price ;) ) but it is made of better material and (more importantly) it has a 1:1 scale so it can turn 90 degrees in each direction.
Pros: It is a pretty good yoke, and the yoke itself will last a long time (going on 4 years, no problems). Combining it with their rudder pedals, it makes for some excellent simming. Plenty of programmable buttons and reverse thrust on the throttles (programmed as a button) is a nice feature, though it...
Cons: After a few years, the throttle quad will stop working. It has happened twice to me (first time was my fault) and Saitek took FOREVER to replace it both times, but it was free of charge (even though the 2nd time it was out of warranty). Also, the yoke only turns 45 degrees in each direction, whic...
Summary: If you read some of these reviews for this product, you'll learn that you may just get one that has the phantom button. I just got mine a month ago and sure enough, its was a phantom button issue, however...
Summary: Wish yoke had an adjustable resistance knob. Saitek should make this a little more sturdy to feel a little more real. Overall it's an amazing product. I have all the additions that the pro flight series have and the plug and play features are amazing.
Pros: This pro flight system adds a lot of control to a flight simulator. Very responsive and easy to map. Costumer service is actually very great, I get a CSA in like a minute. Also a CSA gave me permission to open the yoke to lube the gears without voiding my warranty. I have had this system for over...
Cons: This in no way adds realism to a simulator. The yoke is wayyyy to easy to move and the shaft does have some play in it. No adjustable resistance like on their foot rudders and the yoke feels like a toy.
Summary: if you are looking for a yoke to add to your flight sim dont hesitate just buy this product. i give this yoke 4 stars only because the mounting bracket is huge it will get in the way if you have a slideout keyboard.
Summary: i could by this one again if neccesary, it adds more realism to flightsim, just beeing carefull not to pull things around too hard cause is not made out of steel like in real planes, but averall is a reasonable pc of equip to add to your controls.
Pros: Well Built, plasticly but shaft is metal, calibration is ok under win7/64, works good, all buttons responsive and easy to assign on fsx.
Cons: centering sometimes mess up as deadspot on shaft sometimes goes up or down and u have to regain control by pulling/pushing even if u have trim ur pitch, mode selector is useless cause u have to do all assigments via FSX cotrol configuration. preset for fsx do not work very good on windows 7/64bit...
Summary: Purchased the yoke, additional throttle and pedals. Pitch axis is a touch too tight, but other than that, very study and well constructed piece of hardware. The clock makes timed approaches and holds eaiser, and the fluid movement of the pitch/roll axis make hand flying approaches a lot of fun.
Summary: I am a licensed pilot flying complex aircraft. I purchased the Saitek Pro Flight yoke and throttle quadrant for FSX using Windows 7. My primary goal was to keep sharp on procedures and to fly instrument approaches. I've now used the products for a couple of weeks.