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Saitek X52 Flight Control System
6.6 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

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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Quality Control is Lacking

Cody1707, Amazon
18 March 2015
  • 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.
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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

this stick feels great. Smooth

Rodney Lamb, Amazon
7 January 2015
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Company support is outdated and limited

Brent, Amazon
12 October 2013
  • 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...
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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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