Reviews and Problems with Saitek Cyborg F.L.Y 5 Flight Stick
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I've bought 2 of these since July. Both have ...
David Becker, Amazon
3 weeks ago
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!
Summary: this thing is OK. its a little sloppy, but for a cheap stick to throw in my bag when i travel (i do that alot) it does what its supposed to. its a saitek after all (mad catz bought saitek) its no HOTAS, but you shouldn't expect it to be. however, there are good options are your local walmart too, for a much better price (30$ range) that you should also consider.
Summary: Started off great. I loved the dual throttle and the button setup. The stick itself is very responsive, even after a year of mediocre use. The bad part is this is a cheaply made joystick. Buttons fall off. Guaranteed. I have a few other buddies who use the same exact one and have the same exact problems. I got lucky. The buttons around the hatswitch are all very, very loose as of right but it's still going. I would not recommend this joystick.
Summary: its a great joystick in every way except one. The spring and bowl tech used to keep the stick upright hinders your more fine tuned actions from an upright position. . It takes a little force to get the disc at the bottom to pop out of the bowl so it gives you this jerky feel when it finally does.
Summary: It was nice at first but after the second week the Z rotation broke (rudders) with out warning. So I was forced to map those keys on my keyboard. Was doing fine after that for about another 2 weeks but then the Button 3 snapped off. The actual button can still work but the Button 3 Key just snapped off. So now I must jimmy rig this until I find a better product. All in all this is a piece of junk and I would not recommend this to anybody.
Summary: The joystick itself is nice and works very well. My only issue is the build quality. It came with two of the screws somehow stripped, so I cannot even adjust most of it, despite it being very adjustable. So these stripped screws definitely damaged the appeal of the joystick. As I said, it works well, but watch out for stripped screws.
Summary: Wow! I am so disappointed. The stick is the worst joystick I ever bought. The biggest problem is that after only 2 months the stick is useless. The first thing that went was the right lower button on the upper part of the stick. Next, the lower left button in the same location snapped off. Then, within a few minutes, the yaw went bad so that if you just grip the handle the yaw goes left as if twisting left. It's completely useless after only 2 months.
Decent stick w/ durability issues and balance issues
Jared Morris, Amazon
22 June 2014
Summary: This is a decent stick. It's highly adjustable and fits well in the hand. I don't like the lack of a separate throttle but it isn't a huge deal because it is still hands-on. But it's weak. I am a very soft person on my stick with the buttons, and managed to break a button I don't even use for firing missiles (view-center is what I had it programmed to). However, this was easily fixed by setting some glue on it and letting it sit for a half hour. Feels like new. ..