Saitek X52 Flight Control System

Review

posted 9/21/2005 by Ben Berry
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JetFighter V: Homeland Protector was a bit more worthy of the X52’s abilities, and with some adjustments to the X52’s software, I was finally able to make use of the missile launch button for its’ intended usage. The first time I got to flip the spring-loaded cover and launch missiles, it was a pretty sweet feeling.

Microsoft’s’ Combat Flight Simulator uses World War II aircraft that for the most part took the missile launcher out of play, but allowed for the most realistic flight experience with the controls. I have to say it also made for the easiest use of the controls, and required the least work with the X52’s software.

In conclusion, if you are looking for the top flight control system at a reasonable retail price point, the X52 is the choice for you. It may seem like I’m becoming a bit of a Saitek fanboy, but the X52 is truly worthy of the Editor’s Choice award for it’s solid construction, multitude of controls, easily programmable software, and terrific look and feel.




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Saitek’s X52 Flight Control System, is head and shoulders above the rest of the retail market flight controllers. Whether it’s for launching sidewinders at a target 15 miles out, or closing in for a gun kill, these are the controls you want to be doing it with.



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