Reviews and Problems with Saitek X52 Flight Control System
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4 weeks ago
Summary: The picture shows a Saitek X52 Pro, not the Saitek X52, so I was pretty surprised when I opened my shipping box. If you just want the X52, and not the X52 Pro, you're better off going through other major online retailers that may or may not be named after a rain forest or river in South America.
Pros: As tired as this is: Looks nice, lots of button. Rubbery-feel grip feels pretty good. Good side stick and throttle.
Cons: The (in comparison) non significant stuff out of the way: The stick definitely feels way too light. I got used to it after a day or two (trying to set it up, more below) so it was not a big deal. To get 100% throttle, you really need to push the throttle forward so it goes past a "click", again, nothing major, perhaps the stick needs to be worked in. My biggest problem was with installation... I can honestly say, I have never plugged anything so horrible into the USB ...
very good controls and won't break the bank with the cost
MMH434 "MH", Amazon
20 January 2015
Summary: For Elite: Dangerous, very good controls and won't break the bank with the cost. I beleive you can get cheaper units, but it had a nice feedback to it, buttons are laid out very nice. Hopefully reliable and durable.
Summary: Leave deadzones alone to start and then as you use it a bit make sure to go in and adjust. I think that is part of any joystick though periodic recalibration is a good idea.
Pros: Lots of buttons, comfortable and feels good while flying. Lots of configuration options. I like that it has rudder in the stick itself so that I do not have to have separate pedals for that.
Cons: None really, make sure you download the latest drivers from the website from the time you receive it. Did not use the ones in the box. Also for some games you have to disable the clutch mode through the settings (I used it for elite dangerous and that took a bit of searching to figure out what was going on with the key binding)
Summary: I knew due to price and other reviews that this is the Silver X52 and not the Pro version pictured. I think this is a really good setup and would recommend. It has many more easy-to-reach buttons than the single joystick setups and feels as if it will last. It even has suction cups to hold it to the table if you get a little rowdy with the controls.
Summary: In many ways, this stick feels great. Smooth, lots of buttons and switches. However, I am unhappy with the quality of this item. The device occasionally resets during use, breaking calibration. All of the rotary knobs all feel loose/cheap and have poorly defined center clicks.
Summary: Great buy. Just got Elite: Dangerous and it works perfectly. There were a few controls I remapped just for my personal preferences but I did not have any trouble with the drivers or anything. Running on Windows 8.1.
Summary: I bought this for the release of Elite: Dangerous as this game was practically modeled around this stick. Flight controls are wonderfully done and there is a profile in elite dangerous set up for this stick. I have moved some things around on that profile to fit my own needs but for the most part if you are looking for a stick to be used with Elite then this is the one to go for.
Pros: Full HOTAS. Works beautifully with Windows 10 Tech Preview using windows 8 drivers so I'm sure it would be just fine for 7 and 8 as well. Do NOT use the driver CD as many have stated they are very old drivers. Download the drivers from Saitek's website. Good feel to the throttle and stick. Stick can be adjusted somewhat to fit your hand.
Cons: Stick has a small amount of play right out of the box, about a quarter inch of movement if measured from the top of the joystick. Definitely not stiff like my old thrustmaster T16000. This may be a deal breaker for some, but I am learning to live with it. Also, Spring tension is, IMHO, very much so lacking. If you have seen those videos posted online about how after a year of use the x52 joystick can be held sideways and the joystick doesn't keep its center then you k...
Summary: Bought this for Star Citizen, Elite Dangerous, and future sims, and ultimately for the Oculus Rift. It's currently attached to my chair is the correct pilots positions and I absolutely love it. Looks really cool, everyone who sees it is always in awe. Could have a FEW more buttons but it gets the job done. I have had no problems with the hardware or software thus far and can only say that I'm 100% satisfied with the product and the price I paid for it.