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Saitek X52 Flight Control System
6.1 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 8
8.0

Easy setup and works well. Impressive!

Jerry E., Amazon
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: I upgraded from a logitec 3d to this for Elite: Dangerous. The logitec kept getting phantom inputs and my ship would just "freak out" so I decided to get a better setup. The packaging was not bad. sufficient to keep the hardware safe but not over the top.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great HOTAS. I only wish the throttle was configurable ...

Christopher McNeil, Amazon
29 March 2016
  • Summary: Great HOTAS. I only wish the throttle was configurable to have zero throttle in the center of the throttle range (with detent) for 6DOF games. Works superbly in Elite: Dangerous.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great aesthetics and feel! Plenty of Buttons.

Amazon Customer, Amazon
18 March 2016
  • Summary: A high quality flight stick for a decent price. I play IL2-STURMOVIK 1946, Elite: Dangerous, Star Citizen, and War Thunder. The stick works great and puts you right in the action. I can't wait to use this in combination with the HTC VIVE in a month.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great! Just make sure you have a USB2.0 port available.

Mr. S, Amazon
11 March 2016
  • Summary: I've seen others complain about USB3 ports not working, but that is not entirely the case with mine using Windows 10. I did however notice a slight flicker on all the LEDs on the throttle side that only got worse after a couple weeks.
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Overall 8
8.0

No Problems with Drivers and Windows 10

Matthew B., Newegg
9 March 2016
  • Summary: This is my second Saitek HOTAS. The first being an X55 Rhino. I ordered an early edition of the X55 and had all kinds of issues with the software, buttons ghosting and random disconnects in about 6 months of lite use.
  • Pros: Let me first say that after ordering this, I read that a lot of people were having trouble gettings all of the functionality out of their X52 Pro with the last Windows 10 update. I was a little worried that I got myself into a bad situation even though there are fairly simple workarounds, it woul...
  • Cons: My only reason for giving this 4 Eggs instead of 5 is because I am not able to Calibrate the Mouse Cursor knob at the thumb position on the Throttle. It is off center to the right a little in the Saitek software and I cannot find an option to Calibrate it. Its not a huge deal because I simply don...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great flight stick... maybe not the best.

Orlando P., Newegg
5 March 2016
  • Summary: I bought this for Elite Dangerous and Star Citizen and what ever other flight sim may cross my path. Once I match this up with the Vive, it's gonna be so awesome.
  • Pros: - Good looking piece of kit. - Flight stick feels premium and has nice metal accents. - Works right out the box, no problems on 64-bit Windows 10 Pro. - Priceless for games like Elite Dangerous.
  • Cons: - Base needs weight. I might look into opening up the case and adding some steel bars to weight it down. - Although the stick itself is nice, the plastic overall feels kind of cheap, especially for the price. - Spring on stick is a bit too loose. Kind of wish I sprung for the version that has adj...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good product

George K., Newegg
21 November 2015
  • Summary: Improved my experience and enjoyment of Elite: Dangerous tenfold over the mouse and keyboard.
  • Pros: A robust control system. Everything you need to optimize your enjoyment of flight simulators. Saitek's software includes profiles for many popular games, with the ability to tweak as needed.
  • Cons: Quality is good, though the control system is lighter than I expected. Includes suction cups for keeping the base/s in place on your desk. These aren't ideal if you plan to add and remove the control system from your desk or work space as needed.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great if it's properly supported by your game

Brendon B., Newegg
9 August 2015
  • Summary: I bought this for Star Citizen, and as it is still in alpha, there is little I ought to say about its performance. I am positive that support will be well-polished by the time the game is finally released in 2020. :P If there's anything that bugs me is setting up proper sensitivity curves.
  • Pros: A step up from the regular joystick. Oh so many customizable buttons and possibilities.
  • Cons: Takes a lot of getting used to. Games need to support the joystick for enjoyable experience
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Joystick, after you get the drivers

Adam P., Newegg
11 July 2015
  • Summary: Nice stick for the money, lots of features. Bought this for Elite Dangerous, and after getting the latest drivers and useing the stock X52 setup in game (with a few tweaks) this thing is working great.
  • Pros: Good looking unit. Blue LED's and the silver body are a sharp combo. Throttle has a good feel and "Clicks" in for full fore or aft speeds. Twist Yaw on the joystick makes tight maneuvers a breeze. Main trigger has two clicks to it. The second is actuated by clicking all the way in.
  • Cons: Stock software is almost unusable on win 8.1. Before you even mess with configuring in the game, go to the Siatek site and get the most up to date drivers. NOT EVEN KIDDING, DONT USE WITH OUT THE NEW DRIVERS!!!!!
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Overall 8
8.0

Feels great, works well

Michael J., Newegg
12 May 2015
  • Summary: I'm using it with Elite: Dangerous, and it works very well with it. 'nuff said.
  • Pros: As my review title states, this system feels great and works very well. There are plenty of buttons for everything, and far more than I even need using it right now for Elite: Dangerous. I can't think of too much to say beyond that scope. It is very solid, but it does have a few issues...
  • Cons: I would love to give this 5 stars, but I'm not going to for two reasons: 1) The DIN connectors are just cheap. The connection to the throttle is way too tight... so tight in fact that I bent a pin and had to bend it back to make the connection. The DIN connector for the stick is too loose. And th...
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