Reviews and Problems with Saitek X52 Flight Control System
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Amazing controller with unsigned drivers.
James Posey "JDPoZ", Amazon
25 July 2015
Summary: Purchased the Saitek X52 Pro as my first flight stick and throttle. I bought it primarily for use as a primary input device for the PC game "Elite Dangerous" as it is the device most of the game community recommends and because it is the device the devs used and modeled their in-game ship controller...
Summary: Nice stick for the money, lots of features. Bought this for Elite Dangerous, and after getting the latest drivers and useing the stock X52 setup in game (with a few tweaks) this thing is working great.
Pros: Good looking unit. Blue LED's and the silver body are a sharp combo. Throttle has a good feel and "Clicks" in for full fore or aft speeds. Twist Yaw on the joystick makes tight maneuvers a breeze. Main trigger has two clicks to it. The second is actuated by clicking all the way in.
Cons: Stock software is almost unusable on win 8.1. Before you even mess with configuring in the game, go to the Siatek site and get the most up to date drivers. NOT EVEN KIDDING, DONT USE WITH OUT THE NEW DRIVERS!!!!!
Best stick for the new space flight sims coming out! Elite Dangerous and Star Citizen players, this is what you want!
Doug H. "greysoul", Amazon
4 July 2015
Summary: Bought for playing Elite:Dangerous. This is the Joystick you see in your actual cockpit... yep, Frontier modeled the in-game flight controls after this one. The whole thing is MUCH larger than I expected (not bad, I have large hands).
DO NOT PLUG THE JOYSTICK INTO YOUR PC UNTIL THE DRIVERS ARE INSTALLED.
1 July 2015
Summary: DO NOT PLUG THE JOYSTICK INTO YOUR PC BEFORE THE DRIVERS ARE INSTALLED! DO DOWNLOAD THE LATEST DRIVER FROM SAITEK'S WEBSITE! DO USE A USB 2.0 PORT ON YOUR PC! If you connect the joystick to your PC before the drivers are installed. Windows will install generic drivers. WHICH DO NOT WORK.
Summary: Great when I got them (2011) but they are unusable now. And not for the reason you think. Physically they have held up well with occasional heavy use. I upgraded my PC a year or so ago, and today I hooked up the X52pro's to try the new Elite Dangerous game, and discovered that they don't work with...
USB 3.0 and Motherboard USB Controller - Be Warned
27 May 2015
Summary: Let me say this first: The stick (if it works) feels great and has awesome functionality. It is the lowest priced Pro HOTAS Setup. *WARNING* This will absolutely not work with USB 3.0 - Dont try. Also, Do some google searches about this stick and look at the plethora of issues people have with this.
Summary: I would suggest a different manufacturer, catz has always been know for a good get you buy controller or etc... but the quality of the service is terrible.
Pros: stick seems to be good and thruster is nice as well- in the sense of quality, now if I could only buy one that worked. out of the box the thing did not work. I was confident buying from, the high review so I figured why not. joystick doesn't work at all so now I need to go through the whole proce...
Cons: its a gamble of whether you get a working one or not.
Summary: I'm using it with Elite: Dangerous, and it works very well with it. 'nuff said.
Pros: As my review title states, this system feels great and works very well. There are plenty of buttons for everything, and far more than I even need using it right now for Elite: Dangerous. I can't think of too much to say beyond that scope. It is very solid, but it does have a few issues...
Cons: I would love to give this 5 stars, but I'm not going to for two reasons: 1) The DIN connectors are just cheap. The connection to the throttle is way too tight... so tight in fact that I bent a pin and had to bend it back to make the connection. The DIN connector for the stick is too loose. And th...
Pros: Great layout, design and ergonomics. I really liked the funcionality of the throttle.
Cons: QC, QC & QC...The controller I ended up with had the top left stick button sticking depending on how it was pressed. Also the LCD seemed to not display correctly. The plastic casing did not line up correctly. Seemed to be cheaply made.