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Saitek X52 Pro Flight Control System Joy Stick & Throttle

Saitek X52 Pro Flight Control System Joy Stick & Throttle with Multifunction LCD Display

Scan code: LN17340 Manufacturer code: PS34 Request call
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Product Overview The most fully integrated Stick and throttle flight controller: built to meet the demands of the best virtual pilots in the world!

The MFD screen, first introduced on the X52 Flight Controller, is now interactive. Now you can display important in-game information such as the Radio Stack and interact with your games directly. Shipping with support for Microsoft’s Flight Simulator X, there’s also a Software Development Kit (SDK) included which allows budding programmers to create interactions with their own favourite games. See what’s been created already on our forum.

Flight Simulator X
Flight Simulator 2004
X-Plane 10
X-Plane 9
DCS World
DCS: A-10C Warthog
DCS: Black Shark 2
Lock On: Modern Air Combat (LOMAC)
Lock On: Flaming Cliffs 3 / 2 / 1
aerofly FS
Take On Helicopters (TKOH)
Rise of Flight
Arma 3
Falcon 4.0: Allied Force
Falcon BMS 4.32
World of Warplanes
War Thunder

Chose between night-friendly red, green or amber illumination for the different LED buttons on the controller. Using the SDK, you can also program the LEDs to react to conditions in your game such as flashing red during a stall or changing colour when pressed. Now there’s a huge number of possibilities for even greater interaction between your controller and the simulation.

New metal parts increase durability and the unique dual-spring mechanism provides a progressive spring force on the stick’s movement, making it more resistant the further you move it from centre. The X52 Pro uses the same magnetic hall sensor, non-contact technology as the X52 but we’ve doubled the number of sensors to improve response. The smooth movement and enhanced control give you unparalleled accuracy and bring you even closer to reality. Features • 2 dedicated MFD buttons and 2 rotary dials with in-built buttons to control additional game functionality
• MFD displays data directly from games, including Radio Stack info from Microsoft Flight Simulator 10
• Software Development Kit included for creating game-specific programs to interact with the MFD
• Choice of red, amber or green button illumination
• lluminated buttons and MFD - ideal for low light environments
• Throttle unit illumination varies depending on throttle position
• Enhanced MFD backlighting

• Precision centering mechanism, non-contact technology on X and Y axes and constant spring force reduce free play, improve control and increase durability
• 2-stage metal trigger; 2 primary buttons in 1 convenient position
• 4 fire buttons including missile launcher with spring-loaded safety cover for instant access
• Conveniently positioned metal pinkie switch provides shift functionality to double up on programmable commands
• 2 X 8-way Hat Switches
• 3D rudder twist
• 3-position rotary mode selector switch with LED indicators
• 3 spring-loaded, base-mounted toggle switches for up to 6 programmable flight commands
• 5-position handle adjustment system to suit all hand sizes

• Progressive throttle with tension adjustment, detents for afterburner and idle
• 2 fire buttons
• Scroll wheel with built-in button
• Mouse controller / hat switch with left mouse button
• 8-way hat switch
• 2 x rotary controls
• Smooth-action slider control
• Clutch button initiates ‘safe mode’ to allow on-the-fly profile selection, or to display button functionality without activating


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Rated 4 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Totally changed the game! I read a lot of reviews on the various HOTAS systems and eventually decided on the X52 Pro as it had everything I needed without going overboard. Previously I had a cheaper basic joystick which was so bad I went back to keyboard and mouse, but as I have pre-ordered the Vive I wanted a proper HOTAS so that I would be better able to control my games whilst in VR. Even without the headset this HOTAS has totally changed the way I play Elite and Star Citizen. It took a little while to get use to it (about an hour), and the button placement definitely helped as they are very logically placed. I don't like the two bumps you get on the throttle as you move it through the range, and I know that I could open it up and remove them, but I would prefer keeping my warranty intact. Setup was a breeze, I was originally a little worried as many of the reviews stated they had problems, but I've not had a single issue at any time. They are lighter than I expected, but the suction cups definitely keep them totally stable when in use. Thankfully I have a glass topped desk. If necessary they also have mounting holes for long screws so that you can screw them down onto a surface if you so choose. 21 April 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by got flaws ok this is a good stick and alot better than what other choices you have ,but but it has got a annoying flaw its the spring and second hotas button after use they go floppy and annoying especially the joy stick it would of been good if they would of copied the x55 joystick were has you can change springs easily and add different rated springs ,i may be being picky but i use on elite alot and the floppy spring is annoying to change its a strip down and to be honest i dont no if it will effect warranty so best to check with either scan or saitek before changing 29 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Accurate controls and great ergonomic - tailor made for Elite:Dangerous The build quality is great and the layout of all the buttons is perfect for my hands. The adjustable hand-rest on the stick makes reaching for the hats etc, easy. The throttle control is adjustable, but I like it pretty loose for quick throttle changes during dogfighting. It feels brilliant. It does all move around if you don't use the suckers, and even then, it can move very occasionally if I get carried away, but it's really not a problem. It's stable. Others' reviews that say the stick is a bit loose may have been unlucky. They 'play' in the stick is very minimal and doesn't detract from the usability. The spring is spot on for me. Love it! 25 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by First HOTAS I bought this stick purely for Elite Dangerous and I am not disappointed! This has enough buttons to make control easy and is easily programmable for additional more complex bindings I can see why it would work for other Sims but for Elite it's the muts undercarriage! 13 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Works great It's not cheap, but it's a quality thing. Works really well with Elite Dangerous. Buy it. 23 January 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Wore out quicky I often find Saitek devices to be solid, however my old X52 wore down very quickly. It may cost a little more, however I find the X-55 to be a superior stick, in both button layout and build quality. 11 January 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent piece of kit My first proper HOTAS and after much deliberating over the X52 Pro versus the X55 Rhino I was really glad I chose the former. It has plenty of buttons and hats in the right locations and both the stick and throttle have a decent quality feel to them. I haven't used the profile customizer software yet as I haven't needed to due to the HOTAS just working out of the box with all of the flight and space simulators I can get my hands on. Works terrifically with Elite Dangerous and the level of immersion and control your gain is quite staggering compared to the 360 controller and/or mouse+keyboard I was using before. Picked mine up for £140 and really satisfied with the purchase. 31 December 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Good stick but many known problems remain unfixed This feels and works great when it works. The throttle has detents near idle and max will only suit a small portion of games. You can remove them out of warranty. The suckers to fix the sticks may work on glass but are otherwise rubbish. The axes need careful deadzone adjustment as they aren't as straightforward as they should be for a premium stick. Worst of all, stick axes drift which can only be fixed by unplugging the DIN connector and replugging....in a dogfight. Hmmm. The programming software is just awful. And the minimouse stick needs to be frequently re-deprogramed to stop mugging your windows session into unusability. If you persevere you can end up with a great stick but I wish i'd lived with a few sticks before settling on this one. 26 December 2014
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Saitek X52 Pro Flight Control System Joy Stick & Throttle
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