Reviews and Problems with Saitek X52 Flight Control System
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Saitek X52 Digital Flight Control System
29 March 2007
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.
Excerpt: Product Description The World's most advanced flight controller The X52 Flightstick and Throttle combination give the most realistic flying experience ever. With the feature-laden Throttle and Stick split into two separate units, the X52 delivers ideal flying position. Programmability and illuminated Multi-Function Display expand the possibilities for Sim Pilots everywhere.
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.