Highlights: ·Fly as realisticaly as in the cockpit ·Suitable for all standard inkjet printers! ·Perfect Throttle Control
Features: ·4 fire buttons (rocket launchers with protective cap) ·Easily accessible switches made of metal (Shift function for double programmable commands) ·Two 8-way Coolie Hats (panoramic predefined) ·Rotary handle ·3-position rotary switch for mode selection with LED display ·3 spring-housing buttons for up to 6 flight commands ·Hand rest in 5 adjustable positions ·Continuously boost control with adjustable preloads just as in locking device for afterburner and idle position ·Scroll wheel with built-in function keys ·Trackpoint-mouse with the left mouse button ·Profile Selection during the flight or display of key functions without activating it ·Glowing buttons and display are ideal in insulated environment ·Rubber grips and ergonomic design provide for increased comfort and fatigue-free gaming. ·Lifelike design and high durability with metal elements ·Including voice communication software - the ideal support for online multiplayer games.
Technical Specifications: Colour: Grey, Silver · Compatible with console (text): PC
Description: SAITEK X52 HOTAS FLIGHT STICK
The programmability of this stick is awesome, not only can you program single or multiple key strokes into a button on the stick and throttle. But you can also SPLIT the slider on the throttle and dials. What this means is this...
If you have a game which has a button for Afterburner, you can set 95% of the throttle to be used as a standard throttle, and the last 5% to activate the Afterburner button. You can do this on ANY of the sliders and dials.
I got a game which uses keys 0 to 9 for 10% increases in flaps.
I just split the large DIAL on the throttle 10 times and put each key number in each section, now the dial activates each flap button as it passes though. The programming interface is self explanatory and very easy to use.
Looks good, feels good, IS good.
The stick build quality and precision are superb, it feels light and responsive. However as with all 'twisty-sticks' the yaw function is somewhat awkward I find, especially when trying to operate the hat switches and buttons on the stick whilst manoeuvring. Although there is the option of locking the yaw axis if you want to go the extra mile and get some pedals.
The throttle is also very nice with that large blue LCD staring at you, its movement is smooth and accurate and the plethora of controls at your fingertips is very useful.
The software however is somewhat counter-intuitive, and I find that this tends to render some of the more advanced options (mode switching ect..) on the stick redundant.
In summary, it’s a very good bit of hardware, and as an ardent simmer I can say it was worth the money and the desk space(it is rather large).
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