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Saitek X52 Flight Control System

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Saitek X52 Digital Flight Control System

PC Magazine
11 October 2006
  • Excerpt: You won't actually soar among the eagles, but you may get a similar sensation when you use the two-piece Saitek X52 Digital Flight Control System. Much more than a mere gamepad, this slightly ungainly device has a fully functional throttle, a control stick that includes four firing buttons, a two-stage metal trigger, an eight-way hat switch to toggle your view, and a 3D rubber twist to simulate the pedals in a real plane.
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Overall 9

Saitek X52 Pro Flight Control & Pro Flight Rudder Pedals Review

I4U News
7 October 2006
  • Summary: Verdict If flight simulation cams are your bag, you need to get your hands on the Saitek X52 Pro and the Saitek Pro Flight Rudder Pedals. These two items combine to give you the most accurate and realistic flying experience you will find outside of enlisting in the Air Force or learning to fly real planes yourself.
  • Pros: The X52 Pro is very adjustable and well built, Tons of programmable buttons, Rudder pedals add greatly to the realism of your games.
  • Cons: Initial programming can be difficult
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Saitek X52 Joystick

Game Boyz
10 September 2006
  • Excerpt: The king of joysticks has just been usurped from the throne. Saitek make peripherals. Saitek make good peripherals. In fact, I tell a lie. Saitek make absolutely excellent peripherals the prices of which never fail to surprise me. Not long ago I reviewed the Cyborg Evo Wireless joystick and was thoroughly impressed by its design, quality, adjustability and countless other strong points I am fast associating with Saitek.
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Review: Saitek X52 Joystick

10 September 2006
  • Conclusion: So can I recommend this joystick? Absolutely, as long as you are patient. The first time you use this joystick you need to spend a lot of time getting used to all the functions, program all the buttons, adjust the sensitivity and dead zones. If you have a lot of games this could take a long time. Short of adding force feedback and making the joystick so it can be used by it self it is hard to imagine Saitek being able to top this.
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Overall 9

CH FighterStick/Pro Throttle and Saitek X52 Review

29 March 2005
  • Conclusion: The USB cords on the CH sticks are short, and neither the throttle nor FighterStick likes to be connected to a USB splitter/hub. The CH FighterStick uses gimbals, meaning that four springs share the workload. Moving across either axis alone requires the player to fight the force of only one spring, but going into the corners (ie, dealing with two axes), uses two springs. It's the standard setup in most joysticks, but after the single-spring of the X52 it's an adjustment.
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Review: Saitek X52 Flight control system

5 December 2006
  • Excerpt: Not just a common joystick either, the Saitek X52 is what is commonly called a HOTAS, which stands for Hand On Throttle And Stick, meaning that there is a separate throttle and joystick controller. From first observations, the X52 has definitely improved over the previous generation system, the X45. Improvements over the older joystick system include the addition of a 2-inch square LCD read-out that can display actual time, and huge amounts of programmable buttons.
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Overall 8

Saitek X52 Flight Control System plus Pedale

6 April 2008
  • Summary: Das Saitek X52 System weiß mit einer tollen Optik, Super-Verarbeitung und hoher Präzision beim Steuern von Flugsimulationen zu überzuegen. Die zusätzliche Schubkontrolle bietet eine Vielzahl von Zusatzfunktionen, die das Arbeiten mit dem Flugsimulator zur reinen Freude werden lassen.
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Expert Review

Русский Tom's Hardware Guide
28 May 2007
  • Summary: Джойстик X52 Pro можно назвать элитным, что сказывается и на качестве отделки, и на цене. X52 Pro принадлежит к тому же уровню, что и знаменитый Cougar от Thrustmaster. Но, несмотря на небольшую разницу в цене, всё же не дотягивает до возможностей программирования и восьми килограмм металла супермодели Thrustmaster. X52 Pro, в любом случае, выбор весьма достойный, а дополнительная ось вращения рукоятки джойстика позволяет эмулировать рычаг педального рулевого управления.
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