Reviews and Problems with Saitek X52 Flight Control System
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Comparison to Older Saitek Versions
18 April 2013
Summary: I bought this flight stick along with a Saitek Pro Flight Rudder Pedals , as a replacement to my older Saitek X45. Some misfortunes or bugs with previous versions, the Saitek X45 had a very stiff spring within the joystick causing significant problems. Also, the X45 suffered a loose connection on the throttle controller connector to the joystick, and had to resplice the cable.
Summary: I am having a problem with connecting the joystick to the computer as it has a PS/2 lead [nothing to do with Playstation it is HP / IBM cable], so I am not sure how to procede from here. I have managed to find a PS/2 to USB connector, but this requires two inputs [originally for mouse and keyboard], and so, whilst all the lights come on on the joystick it does not function at all.
Summary: Very cool equipment - but mine has a fault. After very light, very occasional use, the rudder appears to have stopped functioning correctly and is always hard over on either the left or right (I cannot recall which and the unit is no longer plugged in to my PC). I bought it a long time ago and so warranty has expired. Too bad - a great unit otherwise.
Summary: I really wanted to give it a 1 star but there are a few things that make it "OK", if you play ARCADE like games then you are good, this will be a perfect stick and throttle, IF you on the other hand flight the A-10C Warthog or anything from that series or of that level then you'll be disapointed about a few things. Worst thing about it was is the stick itself, it's very flimsy, not very accurate, it doesn't have the feel of a good stick, .
Summary: I considered a few other high mid-level controllers and settled on this one based on reviews. It's incredibly configurable. And after I received mine (I live in Australia and they aren't sold here), I came back to Amazon because I remember there being some chatter in the reviews about lubrication. Let me clarify - the "throttle" controller (the left-handed part of the controller) is as smooth as butter, and I wish the control stick were like it.
Summary: I got this for battlefield project reality mod. Which turns out most say it is easier to use mice with. It does work great for my purposes and having the dedicated throttle and many! other buttons on the device comes in very handy. For most games you would probably be better off with a cheaper smaller alternative. My main gripe with this is the software that saitek provides. The site for downloading his horrible and it took me ages to get software that worked.
Summary: I gave this product a 3 star only because it is a work in progress to do the programming! Once I get the hang of it should be good to go. The stick feels a little loose compared to others I have had, might be alright when I play with it more,will see? Once you put in a profile it shows the description of each key, in the throttle display, I like that feature. It has a twist rudder feature built into the stick so saves a little money on that purchase.
Summary: Nice set up. "Feels" durable and sturdy. No issues with Windows 7. Used on CFS3, IL-46, IL-46 Cliffs of Dover, FSX, DCS Black Shark, Wings over Vietnam and Wings of Prey. No issues on any of these applications. Loved that you can adjust the throttle friction. The durability is my issue with this HOTAS system. The first one I purchased worked for about 3 months. I noticed the lights would flicker on and off on the joystick.
Summary: Really like this device. A lot of buttons with user configurable settings. Issue for me is the software is horrible. It might be an issue for only my PC which wouldn't surprise me, but still. I did download the updated versions of the software only to find some compatibility issues again with my PC. This may not be consistent. It's a great buy, and the worst that can happen is that it you have software issues and have the option to return it. Mine was a gift.