- Product Dimensions: 35.1 x 27.9 x 17 cm ; 485 g
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 Kg
- Item model number: PS28
- ASIN: B00030GSJY
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: March 7 2011
- Average Customer Review: 25 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #21,732 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Mad Catz Saitek X52 Flight Control System (PS28)
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- Program your controller for each game using the powerful Smart Technology software
- Precision centering mechanism; no contact technology on X and Y axes and constant spring force improve control
- 5 position handle adjustment system to suit all hand sizes with soft-touch, contoured grip for maximum gaming comfort
- Progressive throttle with resistance adjustment and detents for afterburner and idle
- Illuminated buttons and enhanced gameplay through intuitive LCD Multi-Function Display
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The world's most advanced flight controller the x52 flightstick and throttle combination give the most realistic flying experience ever. With the feature-laden throttle and stick split into two separate units, the x52 delivers ideal flying position. Programmability and illuminated multi-function display expand the possibilities for sim pilots everywhere.
From the Manufacturer
Smooth and Accurate Combat Flight Simulator Action
The X52 helps make you the ace in your squadron with its full arsenal of buttons, switches, and multiple control axes.
Closer to Reality
Saitek's X52 defines precise flight simulator operation, employing a multifunction LCD for easy access to an astounding 282 programmable commands. Coordinate your flight plan with clock and stopwatch function, plus an adjustable handle to accommodate a wide range of hand sizes.
- Joystick with Twist Rudder Controls
- Throttle with Detents for Reverse and Afterburner
- PC Software Enables 282 Programmable Commands
Precision Dual-Spring Centering Mechanism
A highly accurate centering mechanism ensures the joystick will easily return to the neutral position whenever you need it to. Non-contact technology on the X and Y axes, along with constant spring force, enhance control while increasing durability.
Advanced Grip Adjustment System
A five-position handle adjustment system conforms to your grip style. And to promote maximum comfort during long flights, the joystick's handle also features contours which harmonize with your digits.
3D Twist with Rudder Lock
The joystick's twist rudder controls add another dimension of command to simulated flight. If you prefer more traditional control, a rudder lock switch disables the twist capabilities and confines input to the X and Y axes – ideal for use with Saitek Pro Flight Rudder Pedals (sold separately).
Progressive Throttle with Resistance Adjustment
Boasting detents for afterburner and idle, the throttle unit's progressive functionality improves aircraft response. Yet another customizable feature found on the X52, a tension adjustment dial lets you choose the throttle's resistance to suit the way you fly.
Multifunction LCD Display
The X52's LCD screen - with adjustable backlighting - enables you to view information about your button configurations with only a quick glance. Even more beneficial is the ability to directly manipulate radio stack information in FSX, X-Plane, Prepar3D, and most flight simulation software. You can then use the buttons residing below the screen to cycle through essential radio stack functions
Powerful Programming Software (PC Only)
After installing downloadable software, you are then free to create custom profiles for different flight sim software. Three mode settings and a pinkie switch provide enhanced programming options for even more control options in your favorite sim.
Flight Simulation Software Compatibility
- FSX - Flight Simulator X (PC only)
- X-Plane 10 (PC and Mac)
- Prepar3D 2.2 (PC only)
- DCS World
- IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad
- War Thunder
- World of Warplanes
- Star Citizen
- Elite: Dangerous
- Most Other Flight Simulation, Combat Simulation, and Space Simulation Software
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Top Customer Reviews
-the suction cups hold very well to my glass topped desk so there is no movement of the whole unit.
-there are quite a few buttons, switches, dials and toggles
-the stick can be adjusted for distance between main trigger and the pinky trigger
-The lights are a little bright but can be set by software.
-the spring is rather squeaky
-there is no way to adjust the spring tension short of modifying it
-the throttle handle has an odd shape.
all in all I like the Saitek x52 flight control system.
The Bad: It is cheap... cheaply built to some extent. Although I've had it a LONG time, the analog wheels do die eventually, my first one within a couple months of buying. Read many things about why, but the potentiometers they used for any "wheel" or "dial" seems to be cheap. MAYBE the more "recent" ones are better, but do your research and this may still be an issue. There are some guides on how to replace them, but on my throttle only the slider and HAT work now, leaving two dead dials. Not a problem for me as I don't use those, but this is apparently a common issue.
Not much out there around this price to offer this much, so I'd say go for it. The "Pro" version is supposed to have better potentiometers for the dials though and probably worth it... I have had this set for over 6 years.... so it also tells you this controller is not any type of "new" model.
Suggestion: If money or time using something like this is an issue, this is a perfect buy. If you got more cash get the Pro version, a little better built and a few more options. If money isn't a issue, the best out there I've tried is still Thrustmaster Warthog HOTAS.... about 4x more expensive though.
I am totally happy with the product. I know that some may not agree, but it all works great for me.
The only downside I found is that the stick is sprung very lightly and on a BRAND new stick I've had to bump up the dead zones slightly on the Y axis otherwise the nose pulls down slightly but consistently when the stick is centered.
Pro's. Looks great, fairly comfortable, stick feels much smoother and more accurate than my Logitech 3d Pro and other generic joysticks I've used. Works amazing with Elite Dangerous which has a profile specifically for the X52/X52 Pro.
The throttle has a stiff "Click" point at around 10% and 90%, which I guess could be useful for engine shutoff / afterburner, but it makes the throttle much harder to use unless you set 2 large dead zones in the config and operate between them. I have purchased a CH Pro Throttle USB to get around this issue.
Most recent customer reviews
the Saitek joystick works very well, but the program on the cd is not working on my computer, I do not know if it is my computer or the program on the cd,Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Fantastic control for games like Elite Dangerous. Landing on platforms used to be a giant mess trying to use the keyboard and joystick. Read morePublished 8 months ago by docfate
Bought for Elite and Star Citizen. Works very well. Very happy with the seller as well.Published 8 months ago by Jason
A great joystick, easy to use and great responsiveness. I think I should have spent the extra $ and bought the pro.Published 13 months ago by Adam