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Saitek X52 Flight Control System
6.3 out of 10

Saitek X52 Flight Control System

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Reviews and Problems with Saitek X52 Flight Control System

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Overall 4
4.0

Bad drivers for USB 3.0

Steven T., Newegg
13 December 2015
  • Summary: If they fixed the USB problem with the install software and fixed the throttle from breaking it would be a great HOTAS set up.
  • Pros: Good customer support, feels good in your hand. when it worked on my old MB it was great.
  • Cons: First one had the throttle break. Then I got a new MB with USB 3.0 ports and the trouble started. Could not load the driver software with out crashing my computer. MONTHS of trouble shooting it's a known issue where people disabled their USB 3.0 ports in order t install it. No thanks I sold it an...
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Overall 4
4.0

Decent Joystick

Gararld C., Newegg
12 September 2015
  • 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...
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Overall 4
4.0

Jury is Out

Zak B., Newegg
7 February 2015
  • 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...
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Overall 4
4.0

Great stick, QA problems

Daniel R., Newegg
23 January 2015
  • 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 ...
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Michael M., Newegg
12 July 2013
  • 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...
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Overall 4
4.0

Terrible...

GregD, Amazon
4 March 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

please don't

edward b., Newegg
20 December 2012
  • Summary: All it is, the X52 with a different name. Its worth about 72 dollars on todays market. Thrustmaster or logiteck make a better and more dependable product. They use cheap plastic. It got two eggs because I did have some fine memories of it.
  • Pros: Lots of lights. When it works it is good a stick and throttle you can buy. Owned over 4 of them over the years. is great to get s stable target lock and throttle has a simple layout of buttons. More lights than you could ever use.
  • Cons: At that price you would be crazy to purchase it. if money means nothing then get the longest extended warranty that you can get they don't hold up. After my second one I got extended warranty because not one lasted that long. buttons tend to stop working. If you are heavy handed it might last a m...
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Overall 4
4.0

Low Quality, Messy, Over-priced

Anonymous, Newegg
29 July 2012
  • Summary: The inside of the throttle LCD panel is cracked or has a loose wire/discoloration. Since i have had this over a month (i was on vacation before i could test it) i am sure i maight not be able to return this device for a refund.
  • Pros: Lots of features. Most of the buttons are intuitively placed. Only takes a bit to get used to over any of the "simple" joysticks.
  • Cons: Very expensive considering the quality. I would rate this unit worth ~$70. The wires are messy (im not sure of a solution to this besides better placement and length) and the suction cups at the bottom always come off even when installed correctly and locked. Really should just have wide rubber f...
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Overall 4
4.0

looks good but .....

kory l., Newegg
18 July 2012
  • Summary: I really wanted this stick. I spent a week trying to get it to work. But in the end had to rma since it never worked right. On top of that cost 14$ in shipping to me and 14$ in shipping back and paid 91$ so I got like 65$ back :( This just teaches me a lesson, don't buy Saitek online.
  • Pros: lots of control options, cool leds. adjustable grip. 2 ways to mount suction cups or screws to mount permanently. very comfortable.
  • Cons: Software is the worst. tried new drivers tried old drivers. contacted tech support no help. If the SST software was working ,once i tried to edit a profile it would lock up and make me have to hard boot. Tried to map in game with out software but very few of the buttons are seen. came out of game...
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

David S., Newegg
8 July 2012
  • Summary: This will be the last Saitek Joystick I buy. Since the problem is intermittent not sending it back. I guess if the problem was permanent I maybe better off.
  • Pros: A lot of button to configure for game use, throttle and stick feel great, not to loose or hard. Suction cups hold it securely to the table
  • Cons: After 5 days of use Blue LED Lights some times turn off while you are using it. LEDS aren't bad you unplug it and plug it back in an they start to work again.
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