Saitek Pro Flight Yoke System (PC)
|Price:||£199.99 FREE UK delivery.|
- 14 buttons
- POV Hat Switch
- 3-position Mode Switch
- 3 axis levers on Quadrant
- Elevator and Aileron Axes on Yoke
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Early batches exhibited a 'phantom button' fault (Saitek do replace these units via dealers) but this was remedied in later batches. More recent reports of the fault have transpired either to be dealers still offering old stock, or a misconfiguration of FSX (FSX can assign joystick button clicks to the 'mouse yoke' option too, or duplicate joystick button assignments for different controls, creating a conflict if not reconfigured in the game settings). Happily, the set I bought from Amazon UK (sold by Avides) is totally fault-free.
There are no instructions for setting up the kit and no supplied manual which isn't really excusable because a manual HAS been produced - but it can only be downloaded direct from Saitek's site. Without a manual, the back of the box suggests mount options but the rest was easy to figure out. The clamp of the quadrant mounts the quadrant either on top of or on the front edge of the desk. The main yoke unit is pretty big and takes up a lot of desk space, but the clamp holds it adequately. However, the clamp obstructed my sliding keyboard shelf under the desk so I have to move the keyboard to an accessible place on my desk before mounting the yoke. The clamp only just squeezes in front of the keyboard shelf (my desk overhangs this shelf by a mere 2 inches so it's tight) but it DOES fit. Clamps for both the yoke and quadrant are sufficiently strong enough to allow a hefty amount of push and pull!
The base of the yoke offers a USB hub.Read more ›
When playing MS flight Simulator X I had no problems setting the yoke up. I previously had a Logitech joystick and it took about a week to get used to the new yoke.
One issue with the yoke is that it has a very (and I mean very) slight dead-zone to the left, meaning when you want to turn left, you have to turn it slightly further than you would to the right to get the same sort of bank angle to turning it right... if you know what I mean! But this didn't have an effect on my ability to fly the plane.(This deadzone issue can be fixed by contacting Saitek, but the issue was only very slight and I didn't feel the need to).
The throttle quadrant is a really satisfying feature. It was very easy to bind the specific functions that I wanted to each lever, no problems.
When flying prop, I recommend having this set up:
When flying an airliner, I recommend this set up:
There are 25+ buttons all together and binding them took a while. Also remembering what button a particular function was bound to was tricky.
If you are not buying the rudder controls as well, then a good way round this is by turning on the Auto-rudder feature in the General Settings in-game, and turning using the yoke.
All other features are listed on the description of the product.
Overall, A fantastic addition to my Flight Simulator X experience, highly recommended. Even if the price is a little bit steep!
But just came with a small problem, I got an annoying phantom key effect (it is changing the flight simulator view between different points of view doing nothing: cockpit, virtual cockpit, exterior view...)
I contacted Saitek and told them my problem; their staffs were very helpful and told me how to solve my problem step to step. (See the following procedures)
Start Flight Simulator.
1. Go to Configuration/Settings, then Controls, Assignments.
2. In the "Categories" drop down list, select any one (not the first selected, this will force FS to reload the assignments list; then go back to the first one "all commands").
3. Go down the list and delete ANY key assignment under the joystick column (click on the row, then click on the "delete joystick assignment" button).
4. Press OK (it is important to press OK without changing the list, or it will not get saved)
5. Repeat from step 2 until you have all the joystick assignments cleared for all joysticks (the yoke, quadrant and pedals are 3 different Joysticks) for both "Normal Flight" and "Slew Mode" (the little options on the top).
6. Once you have all joystick assignments cleared for all joysticks and in both modes, repeat steps 2 to 5 making the assignments you want for your yoke system.
WHATEVER YOU DO, BE SURE THAT THERE IS NO JOYSTICK ASSIGNMENTS FOR BUTTONS "9","10" or "11". IF THEY APPEAR, DELETE THAT ASSIGNMENT.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Studying for a PPL. Although never quite like a real plane this does add to the realism of FSX. It feels "right" to have your hands in same places you would do in a real... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Chris
Overall, very good. The yoke handles themselves seem a little bit bigger, more 'chunky', thicker and wider apart than the average light plane (Cessna, Piper) yoke; and I would have... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Steve
It is awesome if you would like to become a pilot and fly on the simulator but it has slightly sticky controls all around a good yokePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
The hat switch doesn't seem to have as good a resolution as my Thrustmaster joystick when it comes to changing the view point. Other than that it's a good piece of kit. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Hardy
First one was faulty but Amazons customer service was first class to get me a replacement. works really well ignore the comments about this so called indent people talk about. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Captain Jeremy