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6.9 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 6
6.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

Acebuyer, Walmart
6 July 2014
  • Summary: I purchased this item for someone else. Unfortunately, recipient no longer wants this item as he already has one. Nevertheless, the item was delivered in a timely manner in very good condition.
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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 throttle should have just been heavier, they don't weight hardly anything. This is especially an issue with the throttle detents, which instead of providing resistance serve ...
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

OldMechman, Walmart
31 March 2013
  • Summary: This is my 2nd X52. The first one was excellent, installed easily, and lasted years. This one has a loose button, loses calibration in the middle of a game, and has software issues. The updates make game profiles useless. Had to manually remove older versions. Good software should do this for you. Attempts to use Saitek Pro pedals with it makes the computer crash.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

OldMechman, Walmart
31 March 2013
  • Summary: This is my 2nd X52. The first one was excellent, installed easily, and lasted years. This one has a loose button, loses calibration in the middle of a game, and has software issues. The updates make game profiles useless. Had to manually remove older versions. Good software should do this for you. Attempts to use Saitek Pro pedals with it makes the computer crash.
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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. The only way to fix it is to mod it like some have done (on youtube). Buttons are cluttered so its easier to hit the wrong button at times. The grip is an odd shape imo, it just feels cheap.
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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. If i am unable to work something out with Madcatz (the maker) i will not be buying further products from them for some time.
  • 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 feet. The flight controls move overly-easy while the resistence points are too resistive (such as throttle afterburner and reverser). I would expect controls of this calliber t...
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Overall 4
4.0

not soo good

Patrick M., Newegg
14 December 2011
  • Summary: this is a terrible product the only good thing is the throttle but other than that it is not a good product. saitek needs to listen to their customers instead of just dealing out garbage. the stick was just terrible very loose, and the dead zone will always be innacurate. i would definetly not recomend this product it is a waste of money...
  • Pros: excelent buttons, very ergonomic. the throttle is very nice i still use the throttle..
  • Cons: the stick itself is very loose, it is not tight and not as responsive as my other sticks that i payed much less for. if you ask me i think this is too much and save your money and grab a different set up.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 6
6.0

cables wont work

Walmart
15 June 2010
  • Summary: the joystick is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!when it works. It doesn't do so great with windows 7. Also the cable that plugs the joystick part not the throttle will not plug in.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 6
6.0

cables wont work

Walmart
15 June 2010
  • Summary: the joystick is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!when it works. It doesn't do so great with windows 7. Also the cable that plugs the joystick part not the throttle will not plug in.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

deltapilot752and763, Walmart
2 June 2010
  • Summary: the joystick is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!when it works. It doesn't do so great with windows 7. Also the cable that plugs the joystick part not the throttle will not plug in.
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