Reviews and Problems with Saitek X52 Flight Control System
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Just a solid and inexpensive HOTAS.
georg j crnkovich, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: Probably your best HOTAS option in this price range. Opt for the Pro, if you are able, as the aesthetics are well worth it. Minor deadzone issue, but that is easily and cheaply fixable. This is your best option for under $300.
Don't expect to have everything working but still great
Galeno Garbe, Amazon
11 September 2013
Summary: That's a great product but there is some problems to setup the multi function display (MFD), simple doesn't work!! PERIOD!! The Saitek's support are inexsistent, they simple ignore your support requests so, expect to fly a great joystick but one or another fuction will not work at all.
Summary: I have had several different joysticks in the past and this is by far the best out of all that I have had. It has so many different applications, from flight sims jets to my personal favorite Aces High 2 online WW2 combat flight sim game. On that game my hands don't have to leave the throttle or joystick for anything!!! I don't have to constantly calibrate it and is very responsive to my imputs!!!
Summary: Still learning all the functions, but this unit has drastically improved flight sim time because of the HOTAS style configuration of buttons and switches. I spend less time mouse clicking on the screen (which I can also now do from the throttle), less button pushing on the key board, and more time with hands on flying. I haven't figured out how to use the MFD yet on the throttle side and the only drawback I can think of is the single throttle lever.
Summary: These things are fantastic. Make sure you download the newer software from the website, the stuff on the disk it comes with is a little out-dated. Haven't needed lubricant for the springs yet either. They feel great, they work great, I love the buttons and everything. Very nice joystick for the money.
Summary: I purchased this stick one month ago, and now the trigger button is not working. Troubleshooting the issue has determined it is definitely a hardware issue with the stick itself. I am really, really disappointed that this has happened...
Perhaps too sophisticated for a novice like myself but worth the price.
Donald Koplin, Amazon
26 July 2013
Summary: It did not include a basic users guide showing the normal unprogrammed functions of toggle switches and buttons. Spent hours searching for the location of the "flaps" retrieval switch. It functions very smoothly and once the discovery phase of locating the correct buttons versus aircraft controls it deserves a high rating. The learning curve is a little tedious but worth the effort.
Summary: I was enjoying War Thunder so much that I decided to *upgrade* to joystick full aircraft controls. I am a seasoned gamer and have much experience with different gaming devices. Where Saitek x 52 Pro impressed me with build quality it fell short with its software. I spend half a day tweaking control options, and my day ended with frustration.
Summary: On my older Win7 laptop, I had a few issues with installation such as driver signing and a trip to the UK Saitek website for new drivers solved the problem. On my brand new Win7 gaming system, however, I ran into huge issues with driver problems that finally forced me to reinstall Windows. I believe I have finally solved these issues by using older drivers I found. ASIDE from this, I love this stick and throttle.