Reviews and Problems with Saitek X52 Flight Control System
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Saitek fix your jittery inputs and leds
28 March 2016
Summary: Stick feels great and I want to be able to use it but serious issues. Flickering LEDs if not set to full brightness, that I can somewhat live with. What I cannot stand is pretty much every input especially on the throttle side has flickering/jumpy inputs.
The look and feel of the joystick and throttle are nice. The joystick is smooth and responsive
A. D. Asher, Amazon
18 March 2016
Summary: Pro: The look and feel of the joystick and throttle are nice. The joystick is smooth and responsive, as is the throttle. Con: The X-52 Pro is too expensive relative to the materials used to make the controller. One would expect better materials for the price.
Great flight stick, but driver issues hold it back...
Matt C., Newegg
16 February 2016
Summary: 5 eggs with more reliable/working drivers.
Pros: Performance is great although I wish it were a little heaver to hold it in place. It comes with suction cups, but they wouldn't stick to my desk if I tried.
Cons: I hadn't used it in a while, when I plugged it in - nothing. Turns out there were driver issues with a previous major Windows 10 update. Since new drivers were released since then, I downloaded them. Still nothing. Turns out it was a common issue, but none of the work arounds fixed it. The fact t...
Summary: Good HOTAS, I may have just gotten the runt of the litter
Pros: Lots of options for button layout. Creating profiles for mapping key bindings to buttons and customization is great.
Cons: After about a day the twist function started getting "twitchy", while in the neutral position it would start sending a signal like it was being twisted to the right very rapidly which made playing some games very difficult, if not impossible.
Summary: In Windows 10 this thing keeps disconnecting and re-connecting leading to un-responsiveness while playing games. Every time I plug it into a different USB port I need to manually specify the drivers. I have tried both USB 2 and USB 3 ports, directly into my MB as well as via a powered USB hub.
Pros: - compatible with many games - illuminated so easy to see buttons in the dark - suction cups to keep it from lifting of the desk
Great product but they need to update their windows 10 drivers
Eric D., Newegg
24 January 2016
Summary: Would recommend but with the warning that this can turn into a decidedly not plug and play device so if you know how to poke around the OS and search for solutions to problems go for it otherwise I would look for a setup from a company with a better track history of reliable drivers.
Pros: Great stick, responsive, can be adjusted to fit your hand and the software allows multiple configurations and macros with in a single profile.
Cons: Software/Driver support is lacking but this isn't too surprising it is saitek/madcatz. The latest windows 10 update broke the drivers which has lead to actual BSODs in windows 10 when switching profiles or disconnecting the joystick.
Summary: I really wish they built this better. No one seems to be making a HOTAS with good build quality and a twist rudder on the stick.
Pros: Bought this a little over a year ago to play Elite Dangerous. It really makes the game more fun and easier to play. Lots of buttons. Twist rudder.
Cons: Mouse stick on throttle got erratic and unusable within 6 months had to turn it off. After 9 months some of the LEDs started getting intermittent. Now one of the buttons that gets used a lot is getting intermittent.
Summary: If youre running windows 7 and use Intel USB 3.0 extensible drivers you may have a lot of issues getting this working properly. It doesnt like usb 3.0 for some reason even when it is plugged into a 2.0 slot either in the front or back.
Pros: Great layout, design and ergonomics. I really liked the funcionality of the throttle.
Cons: QC, QC & QC...The controller I ended up with had the top left stick button sticking depending on how it was pressed. Also the LCD seemed to not display correctly. The plastic casing did not line up correctly. Seemed to be cheaply made.
Great exterior, cheap internals. Would not recommend Saitek.
6 February 2015
Summary: I've owned this stick for a while and have put up with its problems, but I'm finally going to upgrade to something non-Saitek. I like the look and feel of the components and for the most part the actual controls are great but there are a few problems.