Reviews and Problems with Saitek X52 Flight Control System
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Shot down by bad drivers. Saved by old drivers.
E. Mahlin, Amazon
24 June 2015
Summary: Great when I got them (2011) but they are unusable now. And not for the reason you think. Physically they have held up well with occasional heavy use. I upgraded my PC a year or so ago, and today I hooked up the X52pro's to try the new Elite Dangerous game, and discovered that they don't work with...
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.
Summary: Create a Windows Restore point manually before installing the Saitek drivers for the X52 Pro. In order to get this set of peripherals working with my Windows 7 x64 system, I had to remove the Intel xHCI USB 3.0 drivers program using Programs and Features in the control panel.
Summary: Apparently the stick isn't linear. That is, by default the center of the stick has less sensitivity than the outside range of the joystick axis. This is very annoying but most games let you fix this in the settings. Still trying to figure out how to fix this for FSX though.
Summary: A great place to start. Feel great in you hands. Downside feels slight light. There is a slight Driver issue. It seems that Saitek never got around to fixing it. What will happen if you keep the x52 plugged in and your computer goes to sleep.
Fun, when the cable isn't falling out of the throttle base
13 December 2013
Summary: I sure wish they didnt use the outdated s-video connections for the joystick to throttle. the connection is shotty and loose, causing the joystick to lose power intermittently in the middle of a flight. why they didn't use serial or usb connections or hardwire them is beyond me.
Summary: Over all this is a nice set up. How ever. If you plan on playing hard. Get your self a cheapo. Not as many cool thing's about them but you won't feel so bad when you go threw them like candy.
Pros: Nice program for programing. It have very little limit on what you want it to do. It can muti function as a mouse, key board, and joy stick at the same time. Though it can take a little training to get used to the overwhelming amount of buttons at first. Once you get in to it, the advantage is hi...
Cons: It's broken. After a few months of hard air dog fight games, it lost it's center of place on the main stick. Meaning. You let go of the stick and you would not be flying center. Even after recalibration a few times. It got to the point where you just can't use it. I don't blame this on this set o...
Summary: I bought this flight stick along with a , 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.
Summary: I must say that Saitek products earn their reputation of being cheaply made (I had to send back my first one the next day because it was defective) but what people do not talk about is Saitek's bad software support.