Reviews and Problems with Saitek Cyborg F.L.Y 5 Flight Stick
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Joystick feels good - Durability is a problem
K. Mendenhall, Amazon
20 March 2015
Summary: Got this joystick to play Elite: Dangerous. I liked the look and feel of this joystick. The flight control seemed reasonably accurate and the hat switch felt particularly good and I found the buttons were arranged quite nicely. Unfortunately the buttons on the top of the stick aren't very durable and within a week the lower left button snapped off and so I had to return this joystick.
Summary: So this joystick was actually pretty amazing for the few months I was able to use it. After those few months though, the number 2 thumb button broke off while I was in the middle of playing Elite: Dangerous. So I had to abandon the dogfight I was in and quit out of the game. After close inspection I discovered the only thing holding all 4 thumb buttons on is a thin piece of plastic about the thickness of a fingernail and about a quarter inch wide.
Summary: This is a joystick that has a lot running for it but I had one big problem with it. The ergonomics of it are hands-down awesome. Once I adjusted it to my hand, it felt very solid and intuitive. It has an above average number of buttons and the ability to fold up is actually very nice for fitting it in packages. The only downside is that when I pitch and roll the joystick, the resistance is not a smooth at all.
however not as good of a quality as the mad catz mice
15 March 2015
Summary: You'll have to look at the price on this one, its not a 300 something dollars set-up, however not as good of a quality as the mad catz mice. While the main selling point of this joystick is the twin throttle, if you're not pressing down of the handles, the collapsible base will start collapsing in on itself as you decrease the throttle.
Summary: This device is of one of the lowest quality "gaming" devices I have ever had the misfortune of purchasing. While the device did work (which is why it gets 2 stars) it only works barely. After I first installed this device and setup the drivers, I find out that the device software is older than Windows XP. But it is adjustable so I figured that was the crux -- I was mistaken.
Summary: 24 days after I took delivery of this item the twists function which controls the rudder in Elite Dangerous has gone bad. I'm not one of those people who gets to play games all the time. I usually work 90 hours a week and I play 2 hours 2 to 4 times a week I am definitely going to return this item for a new one or something similar
Not very sturdy although it was great for the 10 days til it broke
David Long, Amazon
11 February 2015
Summary: I'd probably steer clear of this one if I were you. While I greatly enjoyed using it for about 10 days in Elite: Dangerous, one of the thumb buttons up near the top of the 'stick snapped off last night while playing. I'm not a crazy kid going nuts in the game, slamming my fingers onto the buttons - I was just pressing to activate a scanning device - no adrenaline or combat stress in the game making me overdo it, and off pops the buttton. Plastic connector just snapped.
Summary: The Pros The flightstick is ok, its a affordable asset, it doesnt need a lot of space on the desk, the adjustable features are the bast part of it. I used it for arma 2 and Elite Dangerous and its fully compatible, it might lack of buttons for Elite Dangerous but u can easily compasate with the keyboard if needs be The Cons there's a common issue with the MadCatz Cyborg FLY models, the soldering used on the wires for the z rotation (rudder twist) is very poor so it can...
Summary: I've bought 2 of these since July. Both have died! The problem is the wires that are connected to the control bus on the joystick come off and are almost impossible to re-connect. Mad Catz/Saitek really need to address these design issues before they lose their market share. They just lost a loyal customer. I just ordered a Thrustmaster T-Flight Hotas X Flight Stick!