Reviews and Problems with Saitek Cyborg F.L.Y 5 Flight Stick
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Ok but not good enough
Robert Lemoine, Amazon
23 October 2013
Summary: I have used this stick for over 2 years. the twist will go one direction further than the other. From the start it is very creeeeeky. and the throttle is flimsy. It also has a large deadzone. It has a lot of adgustability and has worked in every game I have used. I really initially bought it for the dual throttle which is nice. for the price I guess its ok. if you are looking for a cheap joystick that is made cheaply and just works. this works good.
Summary: I spent a lot of time researching good joysticks for PC games, and unless you've got the money to buy some of the $300+ this is your best bet. Everything has a good feel to it, especially the rubberized parts. Some of the plastic parks do feel a little cheap but I have never doubted the ruggedness of this joystick. Being able to fully adjust the angles and height of the joystick is so helpful for someone like me with huge hands.
Summary: Wasn't expecting too much, I plain on spending $450 for a different one soon tho. I ended up buying this to see what games work well with joysticks and how much fun it would be. I've found works best with BF3. Can't get enough of the Helis in there. Only negative so far is the big gap that appears when you adjust it for bigger hands. Realistically, the longest setting is for a mans hand, while the smallest is for a child. So you may run into the same problem I did.
Summary: It seems that if you want a decent joystick below $100 you are very limited on your options. This joystick accurate and certainly not sloppy, but you will find that the handle body is rickety and not as solid as I would like. when you twist the handle for rudder function you can feel the entire body flex. Also, the base does not lock open so if you move the joystick while on the desk you risk having the base close (the throttle base and right side "wing" collapse).
Summary: The FLY 5 is a solid stick. It looks great, it's affordable, and the modularity is nice. If only it worked. My first stick was great, except that the rudder didn't function properly. So I returned it (at my own expense - Mad Catz doesn't cover shipping) for repair. Mad Catz instead sent me a different stick, which was even worse: the scroll wheel was broken, as well as one of the face buttons, and the lights to boot.
Summary: This joystick works so well my son uses it to play X-Plane 10 and even though it says PC only it works just as well on Mac's. The joystick exceeded my exceptions it has so many different buttons that you can assign and like the flaps and ailerons.
Summary: This joystick had everything need to be a good stick but after less then 2 months the flaws in the design came out. The nice feature is that it is totally adjustable to you it is not a one size fits all which I really liked and for the first month or so it worked out great it takes a while to get it adjusted to be just right but once you get there it is locked in.