Reviews and Problems with Saitek Pro Flight Yoke System
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Words can't describe how awesome this item is
Guillermo Arce, Amazon
20 November 2014
Summary: Words can't describe how awesome this item is! It adds a much more realist feel and has customizable buttons. Big positive! I'm a pilot with commercial and instrument ratings and I use this to stay up to date with procedures and practice. Highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn how to fly. It will help in the long run with training cost, tremendously! By the way, works flawlessly with Microsoft Flight Sim X.
Summary: I purchased the Saitek Pro Flight Yoke and Three-Lever Throttle Control (PZ44) and the Saitek Pro Flight Rudder Pedals about 3 months ago. These units replaced my Saitek Joystick. I have a Dell XPS 8500 w/Windows 8, a 460 watt power supply, i5 processor and a NVIDIA GeForce GT620 iGB DDR3 Graphic Card. I use Microsoft Flight Simulator X 2004 and the Saitek items worked as soon as I plugged them in.
Summary: 1. This is the best controller ever made for flight simulator(any simulation game) 2. Most realistic I have ever used in my lifetime 3. Smoothest and strongest Design EVER! 4. I DEFIANTLY RECOMMEND THIS ANYONE THINKING OR WANTING TO GET THIS 5. I congratulate the seller as well (Nice Job) 6.
Summary: A really great addition to any flight sim, its a must have for the real enthusiast, much better control and feel over a joystick. Get the pedals too. They are great for turns and taxiing.
Pros: This Yoke system is great because it comes with the throttlle/prop/mixture controls as well. Its very easy to set up and really enhances your flight sim experience. Its somewhat durable and lasted many years - I had my first yoke for over 6 years!
Cons: As others have stated the throttle/prop/mix controls will start to go after a year or two. The yoke did eventually start to stick on me, but it was like 3-4 years down the road. DO NOT USE WD40.. I was reading in forums and you should not do this. Even after opening up and greasing the gears things only got worse, therefore I had to buy another. But after 6 years of heavy use I could not complain.
Summary: My son loves this setup. He combined it with Microsoft Flight Simulator Gold Edition and now we can't get him out of his room! A pilot friend of mine said it would be a good investment for an aspiring pilot. We'll see!