Reviews and Problems with Saitek X52 Flight Control System
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Gararld C., Newegg
4 weeks ago
Summary: First of all, the joy stick and throttle feel amazing in hand, I really feel like I have control with these, I didn't have to attach the suction cups to get it to stay on my desk and being able to adjust the LEDs at night is actually quite fun, unfortunately this is where the joy ride ended for me.
Pros: Heavy feeling good resistance buttons don't feel cheap (should be programmable - see cons) Adjustable LED brightness
Cons: The software that was supposed to come with this doesn't work driver installation is wonky at best unplugging causes mouse interrupt afterwards at the top end and bottom end of the throttle, there is suddenly extra resistance, at first thought it was a cool concept, but when micro managing my thr...
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.
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: 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.
Pros: Good Layout, lots of buttons, and the throttle is basically perfect
Cons: Minot problem with the tension on the stick, but my big problem is that it doesn't seem to center. The Z and X axis both drift to the left as soon as I touch either one (it starts fine, but once I start maneuvering the rotation on both drifts to the left). I've tried troubleshooting and I'm waiti...
Summary: The contour of the stick wasn't comfortable to my hands, strangely, even though it was adjustable. This was surprising to me, as everyone talks about how nice it feels. I also got the Thrustmaster Warthog, and I'm still surprised at how close it and my MS stick are, with this one being quite far...
Pros: A nice, smooth, easy feel, and it did work, for the most part. Plug and play with many buttons. There is a fast "selector switch" on the joystick, which means you'll be able to store multiple profiles in the software and switch on the fly, making lots of button assignments with no problems.
Cons: The X52 unfortunately has a lot of slop in production that MadCatz *needs* to clean up. I wanted to keep mine, but the lower hat on the joystick wouldn't properly depress left and kept toggling other selections. How hard is it to make a proper button in 2015? I did like most of the other aspects ...
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: The CD has 10+ year old software that will not work because it is unsigned (they really should master a new CD with updated drivers and programming software utility). Do not use the link in the driver utility, it will take you to a site that only tries to sell you software to solve your problems...
Pros: The stick looks good and the controls are relatively smooth. There are plenty of buttons, controls for the stick and throttle are very accurate and reliable. Overall it does what it should, but...
Cons: The construction is cheap and light. It's difficult to use these without sliding them around the desk. The included suction cup feet are a joke, they don't help at all on a typical computer desk. The rubber feet are also not grippy enough, they don't do anything at all. The base for the stick and...
Summary: The X52 pro was purchased as an upgrade to my Thrustmaster T-Flight Hotas X. Its no upgrade imo. Joystick: It has a wide throw meaning you have to move the stick a long way to cover the entire axis which I don't like. There is no tension adjustment and the spring is too soft.