Saitek X52 Flight Control System Reviews
Product Type: Saitek game controllers
Description:Model ID 103535 / Saitek X52 Flight Control System - Joystick, throttle - 10 button(s) / Made of precision-engineered, top quality ... more
Saitek X52 Flight Control System ... materials, the X52 includes a mass of features to create the most realistic flying experience.
The Throttle includes Multi-Function display (MFD) indicating profile selection, Mode, control Shift state, as well as time; flight time, standard time, destination time, and set up moves; the progressive throttle lever includes tension adjustment, detents for afterburner and idle; and the unit houses two fire buttons, scroll wheel with built-in button, mouse controller/hat switch with left mouse button, eight-way hat switch, and two rotary controls. There is also a clutch button which initiates 'safe mode' to allow on-the-fly profile selection, or to display button functionality without activating.
The Joystick is built around non-contact technology on X and Y axes and constant spring force to reduce free play, improve control and increase durability. The unit features a 2-stage metal trigger, four fire buttons - including missile launcher with spring-loaded safety cover for instant access - and a conveniently positioned metal pinkie switch provides shift functionality to double up on programmable commands. There are two 8-way hat switches - one predefined as 'point of view' - 3D rudder twist and a three-position rotary mode selector switch with LED indicators. The base also includes three spring-loaded, base-mounted toggle switches for up to 6 programmable flight commands and a 5-position handle adjustment system to suit all hand sizes.
Both stick and throttle have rubber grips and ergonomic design for increased comfort and fatigue-free gaming and part metal construction for increased durability and authenticity.
Newest Review: ... throttle configurations cost around £150. Yet here was one for only £60. Also Saitek is a very trusted joystick brand and I ... more
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Customer Saitek X52 Flight Control System Reviews (2)
by - written on 05/02/10 (Very useful, 84 readings)
I've been mad about planes since I was about 7 and although I don't have a lot of free time available, I love to take any chance possible to play Flight Simulator X Deluxe on my laptop. I used to have a Saitek Cyborg Joystick, but when a button broke, I had an excuse to upgrade. When I saw this on ebay I was simply amazed. Most other separate joystick and throttle configurations cost around £150. Yet here was one for only £60. Also Saitek is a very trusted joystick brand and I expected build quality and compatibility to be good. The first comment I have to make is that build quality is indeed excellent. It feels very solid but the black bits on the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 25/02/07 (Very useful, 1874 readings)
The X52 Flight Control System is a joystick and throttle set-up, designed primarily for computer flight simulations, by Saitek – a popular and highly rated manufacturer of gaming peripherals and PC accessories. The X52 was released in 2004 and was Saitek’s flagship computer joystick up until the release of the X52 Pro in 2006. The unit retails for around £80-85, but if you shop around on the internet a special offer can usually be found on it somewhere, especially now that it is beginning to be phased out by the new and improved version which retails for the much higher price of around £120-140. Straight from opening the box it will be evident to ... Read the complete review
Technical Details for Saitek X52 Flight Control System
|Product Description||Saitek X52 Flight Control System - joystick, throttle|
|Device Type||Joystick, throttle|
|Pointing Device / Manipulator||Joystick, throttle, three 8-way hat switches|
|Features||Programmable buttons, mouse control, adjustable tension, scrolling wheel, rubber side grips, illuminated buttons, multi-function display|