Reviews and Problems with Saitek X52 Flight Control System
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I DO NOT recommend this product - buggy drivers, bad compatibility & bad customer support (Copy and paste anyone?)
Thomas G. Shea, Amazon
5 April 2015
Summary: This joystick used to work. It has been hit or miss since I bought it if it wants to work or not. After the last time I plugged them in to now they will not work what so ever. I contacted Saitek regarding this, they gave me some copy and paste mumbo jumbo which didn't help.
Summary: Create a Windows Restore point manually before installing the Saitek drivers for the X52 Pro. In order to get this set of peripherals working with my Windows 7 x64 system, I had to remove the Intel xHCI USB 3.0 drivers program using Programs and Features in the control panel.
Summary: I really want to like the X52, but Saitek/Mad Catz has some serious quality control issues. The joystick loses power every 1-5 minutes which causes a loss of calibration, forcing you to unplug/plug in to make the joystick usable.
Summary: Overall I am very happy with my purchase. Newegg delivered as promised. Flight stick works great. I would highly recommend buying from Newegg. Very competitive prices. Delivered on time and in great condition.
Pros: > A lot of programmable buttons > Sturdy construction > Feels great in your hand - very ergonomic/natural feeling > Works with every game I have used it on ( Star Citizen, Elite Dangerous, X-plane 10, X-Rebirth ) > Easy install and setup with latest drivers ( Download online )
Cons: < Short USB Cable, need an extension cable if PC is over 2 feet away. < i Button doesn't seem to program well < Spring on Joystick seems a little loose
Summary: I bought this to play Elite: Dangerous and I am very pleased I did. The construction feels great and having the ability to adjust the throttle resistance is a definite strength. One thing to keep in mind for those new to this kind of set up is that it feels the best when you use the suction cups to...
Pros: tons of buttons. smooth operation. led brightness controls. fits my large hands good. mfd is customizable.
Cons: horrible software bugs. took me 6 hours to install the driver alone. there was a conflict between my usb 3.0 driver and the saitek driver. even plugging the stick into a usb 2.0 didn't work. ended up having to uninstall Intel usb 3.0 driver to make it work.
Everything else works great, but this is a deal breaker
Jason K., Amazon
28 February 2015
Summary: For some reason the adjustable piece for your hand will not stay put when adjusted. I would expect a 200 dollar item would work as desribed and be quality enough to function correctly. Everything else works great, but this is a deal breaker.
Summary: The joystick is beautiful to look at and feels great in the hand. I had the Thrustmaster T-Flight Hotas X Flight Stick and like it very much but when I started to play Elite Dangerous this stick just did not have enough buttons and Coolie hats or POV Hats.
Summary: Overall i'm pleased with this HOTAS, for the money it's everthing I was asking for. Seeing the stick you're using while playing Elite: Dangerous is very cool.
Pros: is made from mostly plastic but still feels very sturdy has alot of buttons and everything works as expected
Cons: Would rather have rudder buttons then the twist rudder but that's probably just me suction cups are not enough to keep both pieces stable. I had to put some mousepad-like material on the bottom to keep them stable. the suction cups included keep them from lifting up but they still slide around alot.